Yes this is a story which took place during WWII and yes it does concern a Major, however she was a Major in a different kind of Army.
You see Alida Margaretha Bosshardt was a Major in the Salvation Army(Dutch-Leger Des Heils)
Alida Margaretha Bosshardt (8 June 1913 – 25 June 2007), better known as Major Bosshardt, was a well known officer in The Salvation Army, and more or less the public face of this Christian organization in the Netherlands.
Born in Utrecht, Bosshardt became a member of the Salvation Army after visiting one of their meetings when she was 18. Before that, she was not religious. Her father was a converted Roman Catholic, her mother was Dutch Reformed. From 1934 she worked in a children’s home in Amsterdam. During the German occupation in the Second World War, Bosshardt took care of the mostly Jewish children who had been…
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