#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, July 12th, 2013 17:21
Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963), was a British Army officer of Belgian and Irish descent. He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War, was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear,… READ THE REST
#2 By: Jeff Atwood, July 12th, 2013 17:26
Except this time, you know, without the irony. That's an amazing story.
#3 By: Indubitably, July 12th, 2013 17:41
Middle name of "Ghislain"?
#4 By: An_Ugly_Dwarf, July 12th, 2013 17:48
No picture for this one, but if you're looking for a mother of god badass soldier, here's one hard to beat! Léo Major! Capturing town et armor all by himself.
#5 By: parkylondon, July 12th, 2013 17:54
Not bad... but I raise you
#7 By: Edw, July 12th, 2013 18:09
Henceforth, all Chuck Norris jokes will be replaced with Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart jokes.
#8 By: Ken, July 12th, 2013 18:16
Damn. I'm glad the British have been on our side (for the last century or so anyway).
#9 By: Rob Cornelius, July 12th, 2013 18:30
What makes your think we are on your side. Doesn't matter who the fuck you are. We are on our own side. I might have had a bit too much cider in the pub earlier
#10 By: Sam Paul, July 12th, 2013 18:30
#11 By: Purplecat, July 12th, 2013 18:36
The painting used to illustrate this article is unfinished because the artist fled for his life. It didn't save him.
#12 By: Ken, July 12th, 2013 18:54
Sorry! Please don't head butt me in the face.
#13 By: Jardine, July 12th, 2013 18:55
#14 By: teknocholer, July 12th, 2013 19:17
It's finished. The general had bitten off the rest of his body as part of a training exercise.
#15 By: Tim, July 12th, 2013 19:40
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be
eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are
told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of
these weapons I would choose."
Still, I bet he could have taken on at least half a regiment if he was armed with a pen.
#16 By: Kelly , July 12th, 2013 19:59
#17 By: daneel, July 12th, 2013 19:59
I give you Robert Henry Cain.
Jeremy Clarkson's Father-in-Law.
#18 By: Dennis Armstrong, July 12th, 2013 20:47
As a child, I once met Charles Upham, still the only combat soldier ever to have been awarded the Victoria Cross twice.
He was cited by King George VI for, among many other things, "superb coolness".
#19 By: Boris Bartlog, July 12th, 2013 21:51
Still partial to Simo Häyhä, myself. Not as many different and exciting exploits as some of these other heroes, but unparalleled as a relatively low-tech death machine. 5'1", iron sights, 700 enemy dead in three months.
#20 By: daneel, July 12th, 2013 21:54
I met this chap once. Local hero for me.
#21 By: Indubitably, July 12th, 2013 22:00
There can be only one...Indubitably.
P.S. I am not this man, or that man, but we are men among men. Some fight. Some write. Tonight.
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