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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 Yugoslavia.
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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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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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The other Great Escape

Daily Mail - 27 Apr 2017
General Sir Adrian Carton De Wiart in November 1943 escaped along with other British prisoners of war by digging a tunnel out of the fort. Posing as Austrian tourists on a hiking holiday, he and O'Connor began marching northwards towards the Swiss ...
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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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Is trying to transcend pain a pointless activity?

ABC Online - 14 Aug 2017
Or maybe Lieutenant General Sir Adrian de Wiart, who across three wars was shot in the ear, ankle, leg, hip, head, stomach and face; survived two plane crashes; dug his way out of a POW camp; and (also) pulled off his own fingers rather than wait for ...
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Amazing bravery of World War One's Victoria Cross heroes revealed - 24 Oct 2015
Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart Lieutenant Colonel, May 5, 1880 – June 5, 1963, 4th Royal Irish dragoon Guards, La Boisselle, France, 2-3 July, 1916. Adrian Carton de Wiart had more than his fair share of injuries. Even by the standards of Victoria Cross ...
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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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Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, héros de guerre et de Wikipédia

7sur7 - 16 Jul 2013
Adrian Carton de Wiart, un général de division britannique d'ascendance belge et irlandaise (1880-1963), a récemment gagné une nouvelle reconnaissance internationale par l'intermédiaire du réseau Twitter, (re)découvert grâce à la popularité de sa fiche ...
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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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