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(Scotsman)   He was the last person to make a recorded kill in war with a bow and arrow, captured 50 Nazis wielding only a sword, but probably killed more of his own troops due to playing the bagpipes for them before going into combat   (scotsman.com) divider line 69
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2014-03-28 11:45:25 PM
Pretty impressive Scot.
 
2014-03-28 11:48:34 PM
Did his humongous brass balls clank together to provide percussion during those pre-battle bag pipe performances?

RIP Mad Jack.  We'll likely never see the like of you again.
 
2014-03-29 12:00:05 AM
Claybeg sword

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You're a beauty.
 
2014-03-29 01:21:59 AM
These are the guys I think of when I see that commercial for Dollar Shave Club: "Your handsome-ass grandfather only had one blade... AND polio!"

These guys were a different breed of men. The bravery and badassery weren't a façade.

My grandfather actually did die of polio, so the commercial makes me laugh and then feel bad.
 
2014-03-29 02:28:01 AM
I wonder what went through the minds of those Nazis when they saw one of their officers take an arrow to the  face?
 
2014-03-29 04:42:05 AM

fusillade762: Claybeg sword

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You're a beauty.


close the door, turn out light...we are done here.
 
2014-03-29 04:42:23 AM

hardinparamedic: I wonder what went through the minds of those Nazis when they saw one of their officers take an arrow to the  face?


"Holy Fark, I don't wanna die like that!" ?

/loves me some bagpipes
 
2014-03-29 04:44:11 AM

hardinparamedic: I wonder what went through the minds of those Nazis when they saw one of their officers take an arrow to the  face?


His days of adventuring are over.
 
2014-03-29 04:48:00 AM

hardinparamedic: I wonder what went through the minds of those Nazis when they saw one of their officers take an arrow to the  face?


I'd like to think that the last thing that went through his head, other than that arrow, was to wonder how the hell John Malcolm Churchill ever got the best of him.
 
2014-03-29 04:49:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reOLeLX0Q9U  You mean this guy is from real life? Wow.


My grandfather was a corpsman in the Fascist army, he went to Russia and came back wth all his limbs, and NEVER wanted to talk about it, to anyone. He said that the whole mess was so horrible that it was best if history books skipped it.

/grandparents technically on opposite sides of WW2
//went along fine
 
2014-03-29 04:51:16 AM
"any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed."
 
2014-03-29 04:52:37 AM

hardinparamedic: I wonder what went through the minds of those Nazis when they saw one of their officers take an arrow to the  face?


I don't know, but I know what was going through the officer's mind.

/an arrow
 
2014-03-29 04:52:52 AM
By the time Churchill reached India, and the war ended. Churchill was said to be unhappy with the sudden end of the war, saying: "If it wasn't for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years."
 
2014-03-29 04:53:21 AM
If he killed someone with bagpipes, it could be the first death by drone.

/Bagpipe jokes rule! If I only knew one....
 
2014-03-29 04:57:29 AM
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2014-03-29 05:02:05 AM

hardinparamedic: I wonder what went through the minds of those Nazis when they saw one of their officers take an arrow to the face?


"At least he didn't take it in the knee" ?
 
2014-03-29 05:02:40 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: If he killed someone with bagpipes, it could be the first death by drone.


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Pointy Tail of Satan:/Bagpipe jokes rule! If I only knew one....

So a guy walks into a bar and orders a drink. Suddenly he gets this terrified look on his face. Bartender asks what the problem is, to which the man replies "I left my bagpipes in the car, and didn't lock the doors!" He runs outside, but it was too late. There were already 4 more bagpipes inside the car.
 
2014-03-29 05:07:29 AM
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2014-03-29 05:15:36 AM
This is one of the stories that gets posted to Fark every few months.
He definitely deserves it.
 
2014-03-29 05:21:58 AM
bet that a few people in Africa somewhere have been killed by bow and arrow during a war. And probably clubs. And maybe dogs.
 
2014-03-29 05:24:00 AM
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Ach, reportin' fah dutah sah!
 
2014-03-29 05:44:56 AM
Jesus H. Hong...if only Lt Col Churchill had gone bandying about banging every woman he encountered he could be cited as the real-life inspiration for Capt James Tiberius Kirk.

"Aye, I stuck me banger in her mash. And aye, twas glorious. And in the mornin' we could nae tell whose skirt was whose. So I cleaved 'er in half with me sword and played 'er the song of my people."

I joke, but goddamn Mad Jack is a pillar of manliness we should all aspire to. A raise a glass of scotch whiskey to you, good sir!
 
2014-03-29 06:00:37 AM
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still by far my favorite war stories are this guy.  this guy and that dude who flew the SR22 who wrote such a damned fine book about it.  Mad Jack was the purest definition of 'badass' to exist in human form for a good span of time that surrounds him.  the perfect combination of balls, stupidity, brazen disregard for his own health, courage bordering on suicidal, and honor that was decades if not centuries older than the era it was displayed in.
 
2014-03-29 06:19:55 AM
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2014-03-29 06:40:40 AM
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2014-03-29 06:56:02 AM
One question:

Can you imagine how much fun it would be to have this guy as a next door neighbor?

// you'd be a better person for it
 
2014-03-29 06:59:36 AM
Is he missing his shins?
 
2014-03-29 07:02:17 AM

hardinparamedic: I wonder what went through the minds of those Nazis when they saw one of their officers take an arrow to the  face?


Thinking the same thing.... big 'ol arrow sticking out of the head of the guy next to him?? YIKES!
This guy was truly one bad MF'er.

I have not doubt "He was slightly eccentric. He had very unusual taste but was happy so long as he was doing his own thing." after all the stuff that he went through and had seen,
RIP you Scot hero
 
2014-03-29 07:14:22 AM
The great man was English and born in Surrey. Here here!
 
2014-03-29 07:14:29 AM
Do crossbows count as "bow and arrow"?  If so, I bet there are a bunch of Hmong from the Vietnam War who killed enemy with bows and arrows a few decades after Mad Jack hung up his sword for good.
 
2014-03-29 07:34:22 AM

FiggyPudding: The great man was English and born in Surrey. Here here!


I knew he was no true Scottsman.
 
2014-03-29 07:34:31 AM
Dude liked to should COMMANDOOOO a lot too for some reason.

http://badassoftheweek.com/churchill.html
 
2014-03-29 07:50:04 AM

hardinparamedic: I wonder what went through the minds of those Nazis when they saw one of their officers take an arrow to the  face?


"Oh snapfensliegen!"
 
2014-03-29 08:06:59 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: If he killed someone with bagpipes, it could be the first death by drone.

/Bagpipe jokes rule! If I only knew one....


I laughed. Well, it was a chuckle. But, still.
 
2014-03-29 08:16:06 AM
A true inspiration for Action, RPG and some shooter games, a true badass.
 
2014-03-29 08:22:37 AM
Thanks, Subby, cool article.
 
2014-03-29 08:33:49 AM
This guy, Murphy, that Finnish sniper, several of the WW1 aces ... would any of these guys even survive in the modern military? Outside a Gurkha regiment, anyway.
 
2014-03-29 08:44:05 AM
Did he prefer Dos Equis?
 
2014-03-29 08:47:42 AM
Malcolm said: "He shouldn't have been captured inasmuch as he was a Colonel and shouldn't have been in the front lines"

Complete rubbish that's how senior officers earn there pay by being up with the troops. But I'm glad he's getting more recognition he has always been my favourite mad Scotsman.
 
2014-03-29 08:49:58 AM

Martin The Mess: Do crossbows count as "bow and arrow"?  If so, I bet there are a bunch of Hmong from the Vietnam War who killed enemy with bows and arrows a few decades after Mad Jack hung up his sword for good.


To be picky, should have been qualified as "with a long bow, in warfare among European powers."

/goes off to find out more about this incredible chap
 
2014-03-29 08:56:45 AM

Prey4reign: Did his humongous brass balls clank together to provide percussion during those pre-battle bag pipe performances?


Well, there's a visual that I did not need.  Like one of those perpetual motion ball clacker things, just that there's only two of them.  Clank - clank - clank - clank....
 
2014-03-29 09:39:31 AM
More and more of these stories are really giving me the impression that German soldiers weren't really all that bad to fight against, they seem to be bullies who fell apart when someone stood up to them with force.  However the Japanese typically surrendered by killing themselves, only after they did their best to kill their enemies.

It sure explains why our Army did so well in Europe, but the Marines had to save them in the Pacific.
 
2014-03-29 10:13:06 AM

lack of warmth: More and more of these stories are really giving me the impression that German soldiers weren't really all that bad to fight against, they seem to be bullies who fell apart when someone stood up to them with force.  However the Japanese typically surrendered by killing themselves, only after they did their best to kill their enemies.

It sure explains why our Army did so well in Europe, but the Marines had to save them in the Pacific.


You might want to read up on the eastern front.  Best guess is that they knew they were losing and knew they were better off losing to US/British forces than having the Russians overrun [even more of] Germany.
 
2014-03-29 10:15:51 AM

puffy999:


Came here for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-03-29 10:25:27 AM

Mister Peejay: Prey4reign: Did his humongous brass balls clank together to provide percussion during those pre-battle bag pipe performances?

Well, there's a visual that I did not need.  Like one of those perpetual motion ball clacker things, just that there's only two of them.  Clank - clank - clank - clank....


Knowing how awesome the man was it's not entirely out of the question that he had three balls clanging together.
 
2014-03-29 10:26:17 AM

yet_another_wumpus: lack of warmth: More and more of these stories are really giving me the impression that German soldiers weren't really all that bad to fight against, they seem to be bullies who fell apart when someone stood up to them with force.  However the Japanese typically surrendered by killing themselves, only after they did their best to kill their enemies.

It sure explains why our Army did so well in Europe, but the Marines had to save them in the Pacific.

You might want to read up on the eastern front.  Best guess is that they knew they were losing and knew they were better off losing to US/British forces than having the Russians overrun [even more of] Germany.


That.  Given the choice, would you rather live under US/British rule or Russian rule.  Just study East and West Germany if you're having trouble deciding.
 
2014-03-29 10:26:23 AM

Prey4reign: Did his humongous brass balls clank together to provide percussion during those pre-battle bag pipe performances?

RIP Mad Jack.  We'll likely never see the like of you again.


Given it's an Irish-punk band, this seems appropriate:

The Likes Of You Again
 
2014-03-29 10:41:17 AM

hardinparamedic: I wonder what went through the minds of those Nazis when they saw one of their officers take an arrow to the  face?


Dunno about the troops, but the officer?  "I can taste key lime pie."

/Too obscure?
 
2014-03-29 10:48:03 AM

lack of warmth: More and more of these stories are really giving me the impression that German soldiers weren't really all that bad to fight against, they seem to be bullies who fell apart when someone stood up to them with force.  However the Japanese typically surrendered by killing themselves, only after they did their best to kill their enemies.

It sure explains why our Army did so well in Europe, but the Marines had to save them in the Pacific.


http://yarchive.net/mil/airfield_attack.html

"One of the big shocks for ETO vets doing a tour in the PTO was that they were not safe at night in their beds. Slit trenches outside the tent were not for show. You could go over to a German's house and kick the crap out of him and then go home, have a good meal and get a good night's sleep, with no worry that the German would come visit you and try to get a little revenge. The Japanese was a different story. He was going to come back at you. If he had only one airplane and one bomb, then, by God, he was going to climb into that airplane and fly over your airbase and drop that bomb on you."
 
2014-03-29 11:07:05 AM

lack of warmth: More and more of these stories are really giving me the impression that German soldiers weren't really all that bad to fight against, they seem to be bullies who fell apart when someone stood up to them with force.  However the Japanese typically surrendered by killing themselves, only after they did their best to kill their enemies.

It sure explains why our Army did so well in Europe, but the Marines had to save them in the Pacific.


I don't see how you got that from this story. It says very little about the Germans. Also, the USA entered the war in Europe later than in the Pacific, and after the Germans had surrendered in Stalingrad.
 
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