American Sergeant Alvin C. York was awarded the Medal of Honor during the First World War after successfully instigating an inspired attack on a German enemy position. What did York do?

Answer: In 1918 York, leading a group of seven men behind enemy lines, York managed to kill 28 Germans and capture 138 more. All the more remarkably, York achieved this after spending most of the battle using his reserve .45 Colt automatic pistol, his primary M1917 Enfield rifle having ran out of rounds.

Source: 50 Weapons That Changed Warfare by William Weir

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