Thursday, August 19, 2021

They Don't Make Them Like That Any More

 Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart,[1] VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963) was a British Army officer born of Belgian and Irish parents. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" in various Commonwealth countries.[2] He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War. He was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear; was blinded in his left eye; survived two plane crashes; tunnelled out of a prisoner-of-war camp; and tore off his own fingers when a doctor declined to amputate them. Describing his experiences in the First World War, he wrote, "Frankly I had enjoyed the war."[3]

We used to have men like this, now they want to breastfeed, oh sorry, chestfeed...

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  1. He is 'the man' and I respect him, but that is not something I would like to go through.

  2. No, I don't think it's for everyone:)
    But I do believe we used to have more men of this type than now.
    I find him very inspiring somehow.