I’d never heard of him, but according to the BBC, Sir Nicholas is a Brit who rescued more than 650 mostly-Jewish children from the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia just prior to World War Two.
He organised nine trains from Prague to London to spirit the children to safety. Tragically, war broke out before the 9th train could leave and it is thought that everyone on it died.
There are so many stories like this from wars. The similar story of Oskar Schindler (of Schindler’s List fame) is widely known but there are so many other people who deserve credit too. War is terrible, yes, but in every conflict there are stories of incredible humanity.