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Sir Nicholas Winton's Czech Honor Recognizes Brit's Heroic Efforts

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British Sir Nicholas Winton receives the Order of the White Lion from Czech President Milos Zeman at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. (Filip Singer/EPA/Landov)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 08:11 AM

Sir Nicholas Winton, a Briton, received the Czech Republic's highest honor this week when the country's president recognized him for saving children from Nazi death camps.

Winton received the Order of the White Lion from President Milos Zeman at a ceremony Tuesday at Prague Castle, The Associated Press reported. The 105-year-old Winton, accepting the award from a wheelchair, said he was delighted to receive it.

Zeman said he was ashamed that Winton had waited to get the honor for so long but added: "Better late than never."

Winton had arranged for eight trains to carry 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia through Germany to Britain at the outbreak of World War II in 1939.

The Czechs have repeatedly nominated Winton for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Sir Nicholas Winton, a Briton, received the Czech Republic's highest honor this week when the country's president recognized him for saving children from Nazi death camps.
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