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Of the many conflicts the world's endured over the years, from civil wars to world wars, stories of heroism and valor might be considered the silver linings. We all seem to embrace those war stories about great generals or crack troops like Seal Team 6 that brought-down Osama bin Laden and whose story was told by Hollywood in the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty'.
But there's another side of war that's seldom explored: Why do some soldiers risk their lives to save their enemy? And are such acts of chivalry obsolete now that we live in an age of drone strikes, and terrorism? That's the focus of the latest piece from CNN.com writer John Blake.
He shares one of those acts of chivalry with us. It's the story of "Franz and Charlie" from WWII, and the subject of the New York Times bestselling book "A Higher Call."