Category: Weird Articles
Published on Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00
Captain Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming was an allied commander in WWII and a huge fan of surfing. He was also the baddest and craziest motherf**ker in the whole damn war. Move aside Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) from Pulp Fiction, this soldier right here is more of a badass than you will ever be.
Captain Jack a.k.a “Fighting Jack Churchill” a.k.a “Mad Jack” volunteered for commando duty without knowing or bothering to find out what it entailed. All he knew was that it sounded dangerous and therefore, fun for him. He was well known for saying that “any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed”.
Mad Jack did indeed practiced what he preached. He actually carried a sword into battle. And it is not one of those prissy ceremonial swords used at formal military events, Mad Jack used a claymore. In case you don't know what a claymore is, it is the Scottish variant of the late medieval two-handed longsword, it is huge, obtrusive and extremely lethal. He wielded it in war and is credited with capturing a total of 42 Germans and a mortar squad in the middle of the night, using only his sword.
The real-life super soldier looks nothing like Captain America
Mad Jack and his team were once tasked with capturing a German fortification and he took the lead. He charged ahead of his group into the dark through the barbed wire and minefield, pitching grenades as he plowed on ahead. His unit did their best to catch up with this super soldier, unfortunately, all but six of them lost their lives. Of the six that survived, half were wounded and the rest were only left with pistols. The poor remaining boys were never fated to see their families back home again as a mortar shell swung in and killed everyone who wasn't Mad Jack.
When the Germans found him, Mad Jack was playing “Will Ye No Come Back Again?” on his bagpipes. Oh yeah, and we forgot to mention, that in addition to him carrying his massive sword around in WWII's battlefields, he also carried along freaking bagpipes.
Captain Mad Jack was sent to a concentration camp where he spent some time there until he decided that he was bored with the place and he just walked out of the camp. The Germans caught him again and sent him to a new camp. He then got up and left again. He sauntered down 150 miles with only a rusty can of onions for food until he got picked up by the Americans and transported back to Britain. He demanded to be sent back into the field, only to find out (with great disappointment) that the war had ended while he was on his way back to Britain. As Mad Jack later on said to his friends, “If it wasn't for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years!”
Now, this is a man who absolutely loves doing what he does best; and that is being a bad motherf**ker. Maybe this story might sound very extreme, but let us think about the morals behind it. Sometimes when we find what we are good at, we tend to slack off and get complacent, eventually so that our talent goes to waste and instead of improving, it deteriorates. If we even have an ounce of passion in the things we are good at like this crazy captain did, we can reach remarkable and mind-blowing heights.