Charles Coward was a British soldier during World War II. Far from being a coward, he often
11. his life at risk to save others. In 1943, he was sent to a work camp that housed nearly 12,000 prisoners.Some were British soldiers like himself, 12. others were Jews who were placed in a separate
part of the camp.
Despite being a prisoner, Coward was given the role of Red Cross officer in the camp,
which allowed him to 13. extra food and supplies. Although he didn’t 14. a record of
their arrivals, he knew that the number of Jewish prisoners was continuing to climb. Coward 15.
to provide assistance to them in any way he could. He began by 16. food and medical supplies
to them. On one occasion he even slipped into the Jewish part of the camp to observe the conditions
with his own eyes. If he 17. , the Germans would have surely killed him.
18. by what he saw, Coward began devising* a plan. He used Red Cross chocolate to
“buy” documents of the non-Jewish prisoners and clothes from the German soldiers. These were
secretly given to Jewish prisoners, whom Coward then helped to escape from the camp. 19. , Coward saved more than 400 Jews in this way.
20. , some refuse to believe Coward’s story about sneaking into the Jewish camp and helping
prisoners to escape. Most, however, consider him a true hero. 註：devise 設計，想出