Bring A Sword To A Gunfight. . Jack Churchill An allied commander in WWII, and an avid fan of surfing, Captain Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill aka "Fighti Bring A Sword To Gunfight Jack Churchill An allied commander in WWII and an avid fan of surfing Captain Malcolm Thorpe Fleming aka "Fighti
Upload
Login or register

Bring A Sword To A Gunfight

Click to block a category:GamingPoliticsNewsComicsAnimeOther
Jack Churchill
An allied commander in WWII, and an avid fan of surfing, Captain
Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill aka "Fighting Jack Churchill"
aka "Mad Jack" was ha squally the craziest motherfucker in the whole
damn war.
He volunteered for commando duty, not actually knowing what it
entailed, but knowing that it sounded dangerous, and therefore fun.. He is
best known for saying that "any officer who goes into action without his ,
sword is improperly dressed" and, in following with this, for carrying a f
5 sword into battle. In WWII. And not one of those sissy ceremonial "
things the Marines have. No, Jack carried a fucking claymore. And he
3 used it, too. He is credited with capturing a total of 42 Germans and a
mortar squad in the middle of the night, using only his sword.
Churchill and his team were tasked with capturing a German
1- [i fortification creatively called "Point 622." Churchill took the lead,
t I charging ahead of the group into the dark through the barbed wire and
mines, pitching grenades as he went. Although his unit did their best
to catch up, all but six of them were lost to silly things like death. Of
those six, ha If were wounded and all any of them had left were pistols.
Then a mortar shell swung in and killed/ mortally wounded everyone
who wasn' t Jack Churchill.
5-, When the Germans found him, he was playing "Will Ye No Come
Ill Back Again?" on his bagpipes. Oh, we didn' t mention that? He carried A
I." them right next to his big fucking sword. at
3- After being sent to a concentration camp, he got bored and left. Just
walked out. They caught him again, and sent him to a new camp. So it
he left again. After walking 150 miles with only a rusty can of onions
l. for food, he was picked up by the Americans and sent back to Britain,
iii, where he demanded to be sent back into the field, only to find out
with great disappointment) the war had ended while he was on his a
way there. As he later said to his friends, "If it sift for those damn I
alrt,' Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years!" t
...
+954
Views: 36161 Submitted: 09/10/2012
Hide Comments
Leave a comment Refresh Comments (194)
[ 194 comments ]
> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
asd
#2 - torexofthenight
Reply +67 123456789123345869
(09/10/2012) [-]
Probably gonna be hated for this, and yes he was indeed bad ass. Although the problem is he was a terrible leader and tactician. Also in my mind, a horrible soldier, he walked his men straight into a death trap. He may have survived, but those men intrusted to him did not, they were the true soldiers. Because chances are they knew there leader was insane, yet they continued to follow him through the death trap. They gave their lives, and he gets the glory. Even then he allowed himself to be captured, after all his men had given their lives, he surrendered....
Probably gonna be hated for this, and yes he was indeed bad ass. Although the problem is he was a terrible leader and tactician. Also in my mind, a horrible soldier, he walked his men straight into a death trap. He may have survived, but those men intrusted to him did not, they were the true soldiers. Because chances are they knew there leader was insane, yet they continued to follow him through the death trap. They gave their lives, and he gets the glory. Even then he allowed himself to be captured, after all his men had given their lives, he surrendered....
#9 to #2 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -9 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
I understand where you were getting at, but it just goes to show you that men who follow their inner guidance are the ones that shine while the ones who follow perish and are forgotten. Good soldiers you may say, I'd call them ball-less sheep.
User avatar #24 to #9 - champaigne
Reply +5 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
A soldiers job is to follow orders. 10 idiots who will follow orders are more important to have in the military than 100 geniuses who won't follow anything
#26 to #24 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -7 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
exactly my point. you think a soldier who follows orders is a good thing. I think it's a good example of how ****** up our society is.
#28 to #26 - champaigne
Reply +3 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
LOL and what a soldier is supposed to do whatever they want?
#34 to #28 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -4 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
How 'bout no soldiers at all? too tough to imagine? ok. How 'bout soldiers who thinks that following an order by his lunatic psycopath commander is not a good thing. "hurr durr he soldier he follows orders" well yeah, but he's still a human ******* being, he still has he's life in his hands.
User avatar #36 to #34 - champaigne
Reply +3 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Guy walks into your hous, points a gun at you*

you: "he's still a human ******* being, he still has he's life in his hands."

Shoots you in the face*

Hurrr durrrr
User avatar #16 to #9 - torexofthenight
Reply +3 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Well, does it take more balls to charge the front lines when you already show signs of mild insanity? Or does it take more balls to follow a man you know to be insane, straight into hell.
#17 to #16 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -6 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
that's my point. why would you follow a man who you know is insane? to "show off your big meaty balls"? **** that. I have reason and self love.
User avatar #19 to #17 - torexofthenight
Reply +3 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
You forget this war, the ones who were actually fighting and weren't already dead weren't fighting for they're own selfish reasons. They were fighting for the ones they love at home, to make sure they have a future. So still, in my mind, the men who followed the insane commander straight to hell were the truly brave soldiers.
#20 to #19 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -6 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Stupid brave soldiers
#25 to #20 - champaigne
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
#27 to #25 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -5 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
That's you on your pic. Here's a lesson on doublespeak: "a good soldier follows orders" "a person is good if he doesn't question what he's being told but does it anyway because he has to follow authority".
User avatar #29 to #27 - champaigne
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
It's a soldiers JOB to follow orders. If you don't want the job, guess what? Don't sign up bitch
#31 to #29 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -4 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Nikki Minaj is doing her job, does that exclude the fact that she's an idiot?
User avatar #33 to #31 - champaigne
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
A solders job is to follow orders no matter what. Her job isn't to do that. Derpa derpa derpa derp smart one
#35 to #33 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -4 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
If your orders are to follow a man to a certain dead then you might be a good soldier but as a person you're an idiot.
User avatar #37 to #35 - champaigne
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
"Follow this man to a certain death* (dumbass), or I'll kill you myself.... No?" *BAM*

Dumbass
#38 to #37 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -3 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
ok clever guy, show me how well you speak your second language. And if it came down to that then you'd already be ****** unless you had time to escape. But most probably he'd get court martial and jailtime not a death sentence.
User avatar #39 to #38 - champaigne
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
If you're a soldier and you're refusing to follow your CO's orders in a war zone, they don't court martial you they kill you. Better yet they make one of your follow soldiers do it

Hurr durr
#40 to #39 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -2 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
well, ****. still I believe I proved my original point that those men were brave idiots
#41 to #40 - champaigne
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Lmao you didn't prove anything. They did their jobs the same way as all the soldiers who survived did


Checkmate
#43 to #41 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Who were dumbasses
#44 to #43 - champaigne
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
>Who were dumbasses
>Who were
>Who
#49 to #44 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
your country is being ****** in the ass from the inside while american soldiers bring pain to other parts of the world. They make you believe you are heroes but your country is "the bad guys" you were talking about. And they make you fear imaginary enemies so that you depend on them. good luck with your life, when your life come's crashing down as you begin t see the truth please remember this conversation.
#54 to #49 - champaigne
0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Looses argument.... "NO YOU'RE THE BAD GUY" Fail*

U mad brah?
#45 to #44 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Look. If a guy kill someone he's a murderer. If a soldier does it he's doing their job. My point is the s called "sodiers" were dumbasses because they agreed they'd do whatever the **** their superiors told them and that eventually got them killed. By the way you've been conditioned to think you think it's somehow an act of bravery but at the end of the day they're some stupid kids who followed a psycopath to the battlefield and to their graves.
User avatar #48 to #45 - champaigne
0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Idk what fantasy world you live in, but in the real world there are people who want to hurt you. They want to attack you, and kill you, mostly just because they can. An American soldiers job it to protect you from those people. If you don't like it, gtfo bitch go to africa or somewhere where no one gives a **** if you're dead or alive
#62 to #44 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
oh that pic makes such a good argument
User avatar #63 to #62 - champaigne
0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Shhhhhhhhhhhhh........................... its over now....
#57 to #44 - selfdenyingbeggar
Reply -1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
either you were trolling me from the beginning or you're just blinding yourself, have it your way. have you listened to sheep by pink floyd? I hope someday you get to oen your eyes
#60 to #57 - champaigne
0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
#170 to #2 - lordmoldywart
Reply -3 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #171 to #170 - torexofthenight
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
May I ask why you say this?
User avatar #175 to #171 - lordmoldywart
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Ever heard of Hadassah hospital? He helped evacuate a little over 700 patients from it whilst under attack from hundreds of arabs, he then helped evacuate students from a Hebrew University on Mount Scopus

The man's a hero, no denying it
User avatar #179 to #175 - torexofthenight
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Then blame OP for not pointing these out, my observation was on my known knowledge. Also I'm sure he had help at the point of Hadassah hospital. As I said before, those who gave their lives are forgotten, and he gets the glory. Who isn't being credited during the evacuation?
User avatar #182 to #179 - lordmoldywart
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
He didn't take the glory for himself after the hadassah recovery, he had 12 men with him who were all given a medal of some kind.

Many of those who gave their lives weren't forgotten, where did you come up with the idea that they were? There's war memorials all over Europe

User avatar #183 to #182 - torexofthenight
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Read other comments other than the top comment, you'll know where I got the idea.
#94 to #2 - angelious
Reply +4 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
well he did coordinate the evacuation of a hospital(population about 700 persons) in the east and he was constantly given places wich required leadership skills so i dont think he was ALL that bad.

+in war he might have gotten the order to attack the area wich was full of traps and ambushes from someone higher than him or he just simply lacked the intel about the area to know better not to attack there.

my point it considering all the factors and info we have available he might have not been so terrible leader as you make him out to be.


as it is known one of the most distinguished American general (general Robert E.Lee) slaughtered thousands of men in Gettysburgh on a completely unnecessary attack in unfavorable conditions,and yet it doesn't mean he sucked as a leader.
User avatar #91 - ruebezahl
Reply +29 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
The end of this content is about 80% fictional.

He did not just "walk out" of a concentration camp. He escaped through a drain, Andy Dufresne style. And the second time, he did not "leave again", but he was set free by a German officer. He walked 150 kilometers (i.e. 93 miles), not 150 miles. And he was actually sent to Burma afterwards, but came too late, as Japan had capitulated then.

Seriously, why spoil a perfectly good story by inventing crap that never happened??
#106 to #91 - vonpwnenstein
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
http ://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Jack_Churchill
Here is a source about what is said above me.
User avatar #42 - xelhuronx
Reply +25 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
all i could think the entire time was "LLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY JJJJJEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! !!!!!!"
User avatar #50 to #42 - eonsmashface
Reply +3 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
yeah, but this guy didn't **** up the whole plan.

I hope he got some chicken at least..
User avatar #89 - residentevilfan
Reply +19 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Must be hard try to kill all those Germans with balls the size of Saturn
#18 - buckinayy
Reply +19 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Am I the only one that would live in the movie theaters if they made a movie about this man?
Am I the only one that would live in the movie theaters if they made a movie about this man?
#121 - PleaseSpecify
Reply +16 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Sounds a lot like this guy
#200 to #121 - mrsafmafra
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Mmmm. The sweet taste of nostalgia!
User avatar #87 - Theyneverknow
Reply +16 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Yea...Something tells me he was Scottish
...And a sociopath. We get the best sociopaths.
#130 - plue
Reply +15 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
#93 - gevaudan
Reply +15 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
A revolver in Borderlands was named after him.
User avatar #97 to #93 - splendiddust
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
wouldnt it be more apt to name a sword after him?
User avatar #98 to #97 - gevaudan
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
There aren't any.
Save Mordecai's katana.
User avatar #99 to #98 - splendiddust
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
well i wouldnt know, never played it
User avatar #119 to #99 - gevaudan
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
You should probably change that.
It's dirt-cheap nowadays due to Borderlands 2 coming out in eight days.
User avatar #128 to #119 - omeglepwner
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
holy **** its only 8 days!
#102 to #99 - arrad
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Aww, man you're missing out. It really is a great game.
User avatar #117 to #102 - gevaudan
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]
Depends on what you're into.
#109 to #102 - fuzzyballs
0 123456789123345869
has deleted their comment [-]
#70 - kapitanokliosov
Reply +14 123456789123345869
(09/11/2012) [-]