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Tango01 In the TMP Dawghouse22 Jan 2019 12:34 p.m. PST

… & Scorn From His British Comrades.

"Men whose military careers stand out when they're serving and endure throughout history are often not the men who simply salute and say "yes, sir." Some of the greatest soldiers have bucked tradition, defied orders, and taken matters into their own hands.

Often during their lifetimes, these tendencies cost them friendships and promotions, but their willingness to sacrifice personal gain for a greater good is precisely what makes them exceptional soldiers.

One such man was Orde Charles Wingate, an officer who served in several British territories during World War II. His comrades recalled him as everything from eccentric to unorthodox, both potentially perilous characteristics during wartime. But his exploits earned him a legendary career and the rank of Major General before his untimely death in 1944…."
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Legion 422 Jan 2019 3:59 p.m. PST

Yes, he really was quite an innovator and a military genius in his own right.

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