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Pictured: Bob Roberts at his home in Bournemouth, Dorset. <br />
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A D-day hero who captured the tallest soldier in the German army in a rare light hearted moment of World War Two has died aged 97.<br />
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Corporal Bob Roberts, who stood at 5ft 3ins, took the surrender of 7ft 6ins Jakob Nacken in September 1944.<br />
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Before that he had been the second man on to Juno Beach and was nearly killed several times during the Battle of Normandy.<br />
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Bob and a colleague located a cliff side German machine gun post wreaking havoc on the beaches before taking it out with a flame thrower.<br />
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He survived being shot in the helmet and then killed a German soldier who pulled a pistol on him as he was being captured.