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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 7:46 p.m. PST

"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, World War One and World War Two. In the process he was shot in the face, losing his left eye, and was also shot through the skull, hip, leg, ankle and ear.

In WW1 he was severely wounded on eight occasions and mentioned in despatches six times…"
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Andrew Preziosi15 Jan 2020 6:34 a.m. PST

I've read about his amazing life and adventures. If it had ever been possible for de Wiart and Pierre Daumesnil to meet, they could have entertained the same crowd for months, if not years, with their amazing personal histories!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 10:58 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Dn Jackson15 Jan 2020 10:54 p.m. PST

And a humble fellow. I read his autobiography and he doesn't even mention receiving the VC.

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