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Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC,...

wikipedia - 21 Nov 2017
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 born of Belgian and Irish parents, and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" in various Commonwealth countries. 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; survived two plane crashes; tunnelled out of a prisoner
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Fightin' Iron: Adrian Carton de Wiart

Shooting Illustrated (press release) (blog) - 10 Oct 2017
On one occasion, his left hand was badly shot up and his fingers dangled loosely. When the surgeon refused to amputate, Adrian Carton de Wiart simply tore the fingers loose and discarded them. His devotion and skill as a soldier did not go unnoticed ...
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The Irishman who led one of WWII's greatest escapes

Irish Times - 12 Apr 2017
“We're going to have to ditch, sir, prepare for a landing on water!” was the last thing that the “Unkillable Soldier” Major-General Adrian Carton de Wiart VC heard from the cockpit of the Wellington bomber that was supposed to be taking him to Yugoslavia.
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Adrian Carton de Wiart: The unkillable soldier

BBC News - 07 Jan 2015
Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart was a one-eyed, one-handed war hero who fought in three major conflicts across six decades, surviving plane crashes and PoW camps. His story is like something out of a Boy's Own comic. Carton de Wiart served in the Boer War, ...
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Adrian Carton de Wiart - brytyjski generał, który pokochał Polskę

Dziennik Polski - 29 Apr 2017
Przybyszem tym był gen. Adrian Carton de Wiart, brytyjski kawalerzysta, uczestnik kilku wojen, w tym tej ostatniej, którą spędził na froncie zachodnim, poszukiwacz przygód, myśliwy, sportowiec, człowiek wielu pasji, którego barwne życie zasługuje na ...
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The ruthless coup that put Churchill in power - 19 Oct 2017
My favourite is Major-General Adrian Carton de Wiart, who lost an eye laying siege to a Dervish citadel and an arm at Ypres. Lighting a cigarette with his remaining arm as German bombs fell from the Norwegian sky and French Chasseurs Alpins dived ...
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My ancestor, hero of the Somme

The Times - 01 Jul 2016
When Anthony Loyd risks his life in the world's war zones he takes inspiration from his remarkable great-grandfather, Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, who manned the trenches with just a walking stick. One hundred years on, he retraces ...
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Is trying to transcend pain a pointless activity?

ABC Online - 12 Aug 2017
How much pain do we want in our lives? One straightforward answer is "as little as possible". And it seems like a popular one — if the proliferation of increasingly specific painkillers and the popularity of movements like effective altruism is ...
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Fergie Sutherland - 09 Nov 2012
His parents had divorced, and his mother, Joan, had married Lt-Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, VC (an award he neglected to mention in his memoirs), former military representative to Chiang Kai-shek. She and de Wiart had moved to Ireland in 1950, and ...
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Adrian Carton de Wiart – Moja odyseja

Kurier Poranny - 02 Dec 2016
Absolutnie rewelacyjne wspomnienia z czasów wojny burskiej, I wojny światowej, wojny polsko-bolszewickiej i II wojny światowej wreszcie pojawiły się po polsku. Adrian Carton de Wiart, odważny do szaleństwa generał był bliskim znajomym Józefa ...
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Adrian Carton de Wiart – człowiek niezniszczalny

Wirtualna Polska - 19 Nov 2016
Mimo niesprzyjających okoliczności Adrian Carton de Wiart otrzymał patent oficerski i został podporucznikiem. Wojna go jednak rozczarowała, brakowało możliwości, aby wykazać się w boju: marzenie o samotnej szarży na oddział Burów, bohaterskiej ...
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Plastic Soldier 15mm Late War German Fallschirmjäger

Military Modelling - 22 Oct 2017
Literally translated as 'Parachute Hunter', the German Fallschirmjäger had a fearsome reputation during the Second World War to such a degree they were nicknamed the 'green devils' by the Allies. Formed from a small group of volunteers in 1935, these ...

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