During the Nazi occupation of his country in WWII, King Christian X of Denmark noticed a Nazi flag flying over a Danish public building. He immediately called the German commandant, demanding that the flag be taken down at once. The commandant refused. 'then a soldier will go and take it down.? said the king. "He will be shot,? threatened the commandant. "I think not,? replied the king, "for I shall be the soldier.? Within minutes the flag was taken down.