This 5Ft 4In WWII Veteran Fights Off Two Knife-Wielding Burglars.

An 88-year-old WWII veteran fought off two burglars after one of them pulled out a knife and demanded money.

Kenneth Brown, from the U.K., said that his army training kicked in as soon as he saw one of the burglars pull out a knife from under his sleeve.

Brown, who stands at 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs just 126 lbs, explained that he could have done “a lot more damage” to the would-be robbers, but wanted to stay out of trouble with the police. (Scroll down for the video.)

1. Kenneth Brown, 88, said his army training kicked in as he fought off two burglars by “walloping” one who had brandished a knife.

This 5Ft 4In WWII Veteran Fights Off Two Knife-Wielding Burglars.

2. The WWII veteran said he wasn’t scared and acted on instinct by confronting the burglars. He is pictured left and on the right, as a 19-year-old soldier in the 1940s (photos: Sam Lennon / SWNS.com).

This 5Ft 4In WWII Veteran Fights Off Two Knife-Wielding Burglars.

The veteran told The Daily Mail:

They demanded money from me so I walloped one and they ran off.

One of them had pulled his sleeve back and I saw a knife. At that point I knew what to do because my army training kicked in. I hit one of them in the chest.

They demanded money from me so I walloped one and they ran off.

One of them had pulled his sleeve back and I saw a knife. At that point I knew what to do because my army training kicked in. I hit one of them in the chest.

He added that he wasn’t scared and acted on instinct by confronting the attackers.

3. Brown served with the Somerset Light Infantry in Asia, mostly in India, in the Second World War and was also trained in unarmed combat.

This 5Ft 4In WWII Veteran Fights Off Two Knife-Wielding Burglars.

Last Friday Jack Saunders, who wielded the knife, and Tom Love, both 19, were sentenced to 19 and 11 months’ youth custody respectively.

Speaking about the teenagers, the veteran said:

I think they should have been taken into the army like we were. I think children nowadays need to be more disciplined.

Commenting on their sentences, Brown added:

That may teach them a lesson. Young people like these try it on with old people.

Judge Adele Williams, who sentenced the attackers, praised the veteran. She said:

Mr. Brown behaved in a conspicuously brave and thoughtful way, reacting very quickly when confronted by these two men.

4. Teenagers Jack Saunders, who had the knife, and Tom Love, both 19, were sentenced to 19 and 11 months’ youth custody respectively at Canterbury Crown Court (pictured), after admitting attempted robbery.

This 5Ft 4In WWII Veteran Fights Off Two Knife-Wielding Burglars.

After Brown struck Saunders, who was carrying the knife, the attackers ran into a car waiting outside, but neighbors managed to take down their license plate number.

One of the attackers, Love, and a female were pulled over in the same car on the next day and tests carried out on cigarette butts in it found Saunders’ DNA.

Investigators also discovered text messages between the two teens, in which they referred to the veteran as “the old boy”.

5. Kenneth Brown recalls fighting off would be robbers at his home.

Read more: The Daily Mail.

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