Paraguay keeping M3 Stuart, M4 Sherman tanks in service

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Re: Paraguay keeping M3 Stuart, M4 Sherman tanks in service

Post by D5CAV » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:39 am

Actually, there was a British officer who would regularly go into battle in WW2 leading his troops with a basket hilt claymore - "Mad Jack" Churchill: http://badassoftheweek.com/churchill.html

He also used longbows (he was the British longbow champion from the 1930s) and would often lead his men into battle playing his bagpipes.

He was quoted as complaining "If it wasn't for those damned Yanks, we could have kept this war going for another ten years!"

After the war, he ended up as a surfer in Australia.

Yeah, they broke the mold after he came out.
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Re: Paraguay keeping M3 Stuart, M4 Sherman tanks in service

Post by SoupOrMan » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:12 am

HTRN wrote:
SoupOrMan wrote: And at no point is he shouting "Drive me closer! I want to hit them with my sword!" which is kind of sad in a way.
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One of my coworkers is a former cav scout and tank commander. I should ask him if he ever shouted that while underway.
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Re: Paraguay keeping M3 Stuart, M4 Sherman tanks in service

Post by HTRN » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:42 am

D5CAV wrote:Actually, there was a British officer who would regularly go into battle in WW2 leading his troops with a basket hilt claymore - "Mad Jack" Churchill: http://badassoftheweek.com/churchill.html

He also used longbows (he was the British longbow champion from the 1930s) and would often lead his men into battle playing his bagpipes.

He was quoted as complaining "If it wasn't for those damned Yanks, we could have kept this war going for another ten years!"

After the war, he ended up as a surfer in Australia.

Yeah, they broke the mold after he came out.
Oh, I'm familiar with Mad Jack. But that quote is from the same lunatics that took a game that sets the standard for grimdark in scifi gaming, and turned it inside out. These are the same lunatics that came up with the Angry Marines :lol:
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Re: Paraguay keeping M3 Stuart, M4 Sherman tanks in service

Post by Denis » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:27 am

D5CAV wrote:Yeah, they broke the mold after he came out.
Not entirely. They keep on making warriors. I had the pleasure of meeting this unassuming, softly-spoken, modest gentleman recently:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... yonet.html

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