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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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2014-03-29 11:17:20 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?


In the case of the office that got hit, probably the arrow head.
 
2014-03-29 12:05:55 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: [img.fark.net image 500x321]
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.


That's cool and all, the sword, but it's really not that much less effective than the .38-200 Enfield revolvers many British officers carried into battle. Officers don't need guns; that's what troops are for. Pistols and swords are for waving about and encouraging the fellas.
 
2014-03-29 12:13:19 PM  

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.


Yeah, you're completely wrong about that. Germans caused FAR more casualties than the Japanese did. The Japanese were more fanatical, but the Krauts were WAY deadlier. And the SS were nearly as fanatical as the Japanese, and used similar tactics (murdering prisoners, pretending to surrender and throwing grenades, that sort of thing). Until the spring of 1945, the "German" troops who surrendered easily on the Western front were either Volksgrenadiers (old men, returned walking wounded, and boys drafted late in the war) or foreigners press-ganged into the German army. A sizable percentage of the "Germans" captured in France were Poles, Czechs, Alsatians, even Russians.
 
2014-03-29 12:23:18 PM  
Saved 500 Jewish doctors and patients from certain death in a 1948 massacre?

Doesn't Israel have some deal where they name a person a "Righteous Dude" or something similar? This man would seem to merit that recognition, no?
 
2014-03-29 12:56:35 PM  
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phrawgh: "any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed."

Agrees.
 
2014-03-29 01:17:52 PM  
The only thing that would have made it even more impressive would have been him charging the beach carrying a claymore sword.
 
2014-03-29 01:18:39 PM  

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


"Gott in Himmel!" is a good bet.
 
2014-03-29 01:26:02 PM  

dstanley: Did he prefer Dos Equis?


Yes, and a treacle tart for dessert.
 
2014-03-29 01:30:10 PM  

fusillade762: Claybeg sword

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You're a beauty.


Interesting choice, given that the actor James Doohan was himself a total badass in the Mad Jack mould.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?ccpage=1&ccid=73906622944
 
2014-03-29 01:49:55 PM  
Mad Jack Churchill was a badass.  He and his group of Commandos landed on Maaloy Island and twenty minutes later, he sent a telegram back to HQ saying the objective was taken and his team was now doing demolitions work.  Twenty minutes to capture four fortified coastal artillery positions.  You rarely see that kind of kickass.
 
2014-03-29 02:13:15 PM  
Headline: 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

To be fair, stubby, stealth missions are always chancy.
 
2014-03-29 02:29:30 PM  

JonnyBGoode: 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 the last thinggoing through the officer's mind.

/an arrow


There...fixed that for ya. :)
 
2014-03-29 02:55:55 PM  

puffy999: [img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 792x612]


LOL, that was the first thing I thought of when reading the article.  This is the type of guy that would laugh at some punk trying to rob him just because he looked old and then go and kick his ass.
 
2014-03-29 03:00:13 PM  

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

I knew he was no true Scottsman.


'They can ta'k our lives but they can never ta'k our trousers!'
 
2014-03-29 03:02:55 PM  

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


Goddamn Indians!
 
2014-03-29 03:05:21 PM  

Nabb1: 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.


I groaned.
 
2014-03-29 03:22:48 PM  

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

I knew he was no true Scottsman.

'They can ta'k our lives but they can never ta'k our trousers!'


CRIVENS!

/NAE KING! NAE QUEEN! NAE LAIRD! NAE MASTER! WE WILL NOT BE FOOLED AGAIN!
 
2014-03-29 08:18:16 PM  
This was cool the last time a story about this guy got greenlit. The last time.

/I will now begin resubmitting all my reject submissions, which are Legion
 
2014-03-30 12:36:35 AM  
I heard he cut through 50 men, 50, as it was one. 100 men, with his own sword. Cut through them like, Moses through the red sea.
 
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