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Back then Sir Nicholas Winton was an ordinary, fun-loving London stockbroker. But when he heard stories from friends in Prague of Jews losing their jobs and homes under Nazi occupation, Winton decided to do something.

Fearing that worse was to come, Winton decided to save as many Czech children as he could. He masterminded their incredible escape.

Winton raised money, begged the British government to grant visas, chartered the trains, forged papers, and found families in England to adopt the children.

In 1939 Winton was there on the platform to greet the children. This morning, now 100-years-old, he was waiting on the platform once again, frail, but still standing and leaning on a cane. He shook hands with each survivor as they got off the train.

"The trouble 70 years ago was getting them together with the people who were going to look after them," Winton said today. "I've got no responsibility this time."

Just the grateful thanks of the 669 he saved and their descendants. There are, they say, 7,000 of them scattered all over the world.

Chloride and Sodium: Two terribly dangerous substances that taste great together!

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