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WWII COlonel led attacks with broadsword!

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  1. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member Silver Member

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    Found out about this Officer today: Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill aka "Mad Jack"

    He was renouned for using a broadsword during battles and he is the only soldier known to have killed Germans during the war using an English Longbow! :wow: He once led an attack byt playing his bagpipes, then throwing a grenade! If you saw a movie of his life, you would not believe it's true!

    These pictures are public domain:

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill
     
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    :wow: damn that MFs crazy.
     

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    thetoastmaster NOT a sheepdog!

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    Hope he was kilted, too. That would be so badass.
     
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    RonS Millennium Member

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    I recently read an article contrasting the leadership styles of the four 5 star fleet admirals of WWII.

    Whatever it takes.
     
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    If you like that guy, you out to read about Orde Wingate. That guy was a character!

    Jackie Coogan, AKA uncle fester, was a pilot in the 1st Air Commando Group and flew Wingate's, troops, the Chindits, behind Japanese lines in Burma.
     
  7. GlocknSpiehl

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    Mad Jack was captured by Nazis, sent to Sachshausen Cncentration Camp, Escaped, Caught by SS, Rescued by regular German troops from SS, escaped to Allied lines, then volunteered after VE Day to go to Burma to fight the Japanese!
     
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    "If it wasn't for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years."

    :rofl:

    Yea, he was a f'n nut!
     
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    Bet there was a loud clanking sound when he walked.
     
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    Deanster Cheese? Millennium Member CLM

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    Dude... a longbow?

    hardcore.
     
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    Quite a character! Some serious stones. How many people do you know that lived like that?
     
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    He was renounced or renown?
     
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    Here is a link with some more of these amazing guys.
     
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    I like his style.
     
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    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    i love how he took over 40 armed germans prisoner with the sword definitly was a rae breed of hardcore badass
     
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    I am going to assume that he used the longbow to quietly eliminate sentries.

    As far as the sword, it was common for Japanese officers to carry and use swords in combat. It would have been interesting if this officer served in the Pacific war. He would have had opportunities to use that broadsword.
     
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    They dropped The Bombs as he was on his way to the Pacific.
     
  20. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    he did retire to australia and become a pro surfer.

    Only after a litttle more war in palestine.