Fighting Jack Churchill

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by crabtastic, Apr 12, 2006.

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  1. Why did it take a Spam to bring this chap to my attention today and why the Hell isn't there an annual award for the hardest & craziest b@stard in the Army named after him?

    Better yet- some cracking stories in this one:

    Fighting in WWII armed with a bow, a claymore and a set of bagpipes? Jesus!!!

    Those of you looking for a plot for a new British war film should look no further. Question is- would anyone believe it?
  2. What an incredible (and inspiring) man!
    I have to admit, to my great shame, that I'd never heard of him either. Thanks a bunch for posting that, crabtastic.
    I think you're right about the film, but who could play him?
    I suppose Hollywood could always pretend he was a Septic! :D :D :D


  3. Was that not Lord Lovat??
  4. Lord Lovat had a piper to play for him, shurely?
  5. Thanks, Crabtastic! I cannot begin to fathom why more has not been said, written, or shown about this particular Churchill. Phenomenal!
  6. To be precise, Lovat ordered his piper, Bill Millin, nicknamed the "mad piper" by the Germans, to play for 1 Commando Brigade, as it crossed Sword Beach on D day.
  7. And Pegasus Bridge
  8. Classic though you have to wonder if the claymore didn't get in the way a bit