Lt Colonel Fighting Jack Churchill, aka Mad Jack - fought throughout WW2 with a longbow and a broadsword - was also known to bring bagpipes - he volunteered for the Commandos, not because he knew what they did but “because it sounds dangerous” - he crawled out of a concentration camp - about the end of WW2, he commented “If it wasn’t for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years.” - atta boy History, Wwii, Mad Jack, Swords, British Soldiers, Training Exercise, Jack O'Connel, Wars, Jack Churchill
The badass in the red circle is "Fighting" Jack Churchill (also known as Mad Jack), a British military captain during WW2 that was famous for using just a basket claymore in battle (though sometimes he also used a longbow). Despite the anachronism, Mad Jack's approach to warfare worked fairly well for him. He once took 42 German soldiers prisoner using only his trademark sword. He's shown here leading his commando unit into Nazi-occupied Norway (if you look, you can see the claymore).
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"'Fighting' Jack Churchill was a British officer in World War II who, instead of arming himself with a gun, used a longbow and arrows, a Scottish broadsword, and bagpipes. During one charge against Germans in Yugoslavia, Churchill survived a mortar attack while playing 'Will Ye No Come Back Again' on his bagpipes."