My history hero: ‘Blondie’ Hasler (1914–87)

Chosen by Paddy Ashdown, Liberal politician and diplomat

Herbert 'Blondie' Hasler (left) pictured with Bill Sparks and Mary Lindell. It was "his ability to take ordinary men and give them the confidence and skills to do extraordinary things" that made him a hero, says Paddy Ashdown. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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