Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bow and Arrow, Broadsword and Bagpipes


There is something about eccentric military leaders that makes you either love them or hate them. Case in point General Patton's crazy antics. I'd like to point your attention to another soldier in this category who really pushes the limit: British Officer Jack Churchill. His lunacy and bravery were the stuff of legend. Among his exploits were charging around at Dunkirk on a motorcycle armed with a friggin longbow and scottish broadsword. He once initiated an assault by taking out a German with his bow and arrow. He captured a mortar crew with his broadsword and he had the fantastic habit of yelling Commando! like a banshee while playing his bagpipes during assaults.

More on the maniac.

WWII Magazine Article

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