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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
BBC News - 06 Jan 2015 Adrian Carton de Wiart: The unkillable soldier
Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart was a one-eyed, one-handed war hero who fought in three major conflicts across six decades.
Shooting Illustrated - 10 Oct 2017 Fightin' Iron: Adrian Carton de Wiart
Sometimes you come across a warrior so tough, even superlatives don't do justice. Adrian Carton de Wiart is one of those warriors.
The Times - 09 Mar 2019 The great British eccentric is dying out
Simon Norton was a mathematical mastermind with an abundance of facial hair who spent most of his life in a messy basement eating tinned mackerel with rice, ...
Argunners Magazine - 13 Apr 2018 The Un-killable Soldier: Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart
During an attack on an enemy stronghold, Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart was shot in the arm and the face, losing his left eye and part of his ear. Despite..
Irish Times - 12 Apr 2017 The Irishman who led one of WWII’s greatest escapes
Maj-Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart VC, half-Irish, half-Belgian, was 62, missing a hand and sporting an eyepatch when he led an escape from Italy's Colditz.
The Times - 02 Jul 2016 My ancestor, hero of the Somme | The Times Magazine
A familiar hero I never knew stares at me most days. With one eye, and an empty sleeve scaled by wound stripes, he watches my comings and goings from the ...
Foreign Policy - 11 Jul 2013 Is This the Most Interesting Opening Paragraph Wikipedia's Ever Published?
Most Interesting Man in the World, meet your match. On Sunday, Twitter user Matthew Barrett created something of a sensation by linking to the obscure ...
Mirror Online - 03 May 2017 How six ageing WW2 officers escaped the Italian Colditz - using knives and forks
Historian Mark Felton, who wrote Castle of the Eagles about their daring escape, says it took them seven months to tunnel through 35ft of rock.
Mirror Online - 02 May 2017 The Dirty Half-Dozen: How a group of British Generals became the unlikeliest Great Escapers of World War II
The story of how British Generals escaped being imprisoned by Mussolini in an Italian castle has been revealed by author Mark Felton - and now his and his ...
The Independent - 08 Nov 2012 Two world wars, innumerable injuries, incredible bravery: The story of a Victoria Cross hero
Some war veteran stories get made into Hollywood films, but there's enough material for a whole saga in the extraordinary life of Lieutenant General de Wiart ...
The Times - 14 Oct 2017 Review: Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister by Nicholas Shakespeare
Nicholas Shakespeare is a successful novelist who has turned historian. The result is a superbly written drama in three acts which tells how Winston Churchill b.
The Guardian - 18 Dec 2017 Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister – review
Nicholas Shakespeare's flair as a novelist makes a gripping story of Churchill's unlikely rise to power in 1940.
Telegraph.co.uk - 09 Nov 2012 Fergie Sutherland
Fergie Sutherland, who has died aged 81, was a soldier, sportsman and racehorse trainer, and sent out Imperial Call to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1996; ...
Mirror.co.uk - 24 Oct 2015 Amazing bravery of World War One's Victoria Cross heroes revealed
Around 956000 brave British servicemen made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of their country.
Spectator.co.uk - 21 Oct 2017 The ruthless coup that put Churchill in power
The ruthless coup that put Churchill in power on The Spectator | Lord Woolton put it best: 'Few people have succeeded in obtaining such a public demand for…
Boing Boing - 12 Jul 2013 The best opening paragraph on Wikipedia
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 of Belgian and ...
Daily Record - 01 Apr 2017 Book tells of incredible war adventures of Scottish general
The wily Scot "performed miracles" for his country during World War II and could be immortalised on the silver screen for his daring escapades.
Argunners Magazine - 25 Jul 2019 REVIEW: A Passionate Prodigality: Fragments of Autobiography by Guy Chapman
Guy Chapman's A Passionate Prodigality: Fragments of Autobiography is an unvarnished look at an English infantry officer's transformation from an amateur ...
Daily Mail - 17 Jul 2013 Is this the best Wikipedia entry ever? VC-winning officer shot in face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ea
The page for Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart (pictured) is being hailed by many as the most interesting to be found on the website.