During WWII, these enemy planes shot each other down, but the crews helped each other survive!

During WWII, these enemy planes shot each other down, but the crews helped each other survive!

Even in the worst of times, human kindness has a way of shining through.

In 1940, during the heat of World War II, three British warplanes attacked a German aircraft, knocking out their port engine. The plane crashed in a remote Norwegian mountain.

During the attack, one of the British planes suffered an engine failure, forcing the crew to land on a frozen lake. Believing they saw a hut nearby, two crewmembers trudged through heavy snow to find it.

When they reached the hut, the crewmembers were ambushed by survivors of the German aircraft. Thinking fast, the British crewmembers convinced the Germans they were from a different plane, and the two groups agreed to work together in order to survive.

During their time together, the enemy soldiers shared meals and a common workload. Though they fought for opposing sides, both groups only wanted one thing: to be saved.

The crew was eventually found by a Norwegian ski patrol.However, their rescue was marked in blood when a British survivor was shot by the patrol and the German survivors were taken as prisoners of war, not seeing release until 1947.

These events inspired the 2012 film 'Into the White,' directed by Petter Nss.

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