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  • Paul Weston

    WWII: “Mad” Jack Churchill (far right) leads a training exercise, sword in hand

  • Jennifer (Recovering Perfectionist)

    “Mad” Jack Churchill (far right) leads a training exercise, sword in hand. "Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming "Jack" Churchill, DSO & Bar, MC & Bar (1906 – 1996), nicknamed Fighting Jack Churchill and Mad Jack, was a British soldier who fought throughout the Second World War armed with a longbow, and a Scottish broadsword. He is known for the motto "any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly armed." (via Retronaut)

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