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
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