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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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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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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 ...
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By Tony Rennell for the Daily Mail

Daily Mail - 27 Apr 2017
Escaping from a prisoner-of-war camp is, you might imagine, a young man's game. All that sweaty slog of digging, running and hiding demands vigour and vitality. Suitable for Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson types, as in The Great Escape, but not for ...
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The ruthless coup that put Churchill in power - 19 Oct 2017
With understandable relish he presents us with a cast of dotty poshos and allied eccentrics seemingly strayed from Wodehouse and Waugh. They include Halifax's mistress, Lady Alexandra 'Baba' Metcalfe; her improbably named husband Fruity; Major-General ...
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My ancestor, hero of the Somme

The Times - 01 Jul 2016
That lump of lead that they pulled from Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart – the one-eyed, one-armed, 11-times wounded hero of two world wars, great-grandfather of mine, who won his Victoria Cross leading the remnants of a brigade at La ...
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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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