British Sir Nicholas Winton (C) receives the Order of the White Lion from Czech President Milos Zeman at Prague Castle in Prague
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'British Schindler' Sir Nicholas Winton receives honour in Prague

The British businessman whose wartime actions saved hundreds of children from the Nazis has been honoured with the Czech Republic's highest award.

Sir Nicholas Winton, who is 105, set up a network which enabled hundreds of children to move from central Europe to a new life in the UK.

His actions earned him the Czech Republic's White Lion honour which he received at a ceremony in Prague.

He told the crowd: "I am delighted that so many of the children are still about and are here to thank me."

  • 28 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK
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