“Any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed.”

Mad Jack  Churchill

Mad Jack Churchill, with sword, on the right.

The first thing the Nazi garrison on Vågsøy Island, Norway, would have heard when the British No. 3 Commando battalion landed on the 27th of December, 1941, was the sudden blaring drone of bagpipes. One commando stood at the fore of the landing craft, facing the impending battle and playing the peppy, martial “March of the Cameron Men”. Upon coming to a halt onshore, the soldier jumped from the craft, hucked a grenade at the Germans, then drew a full sword and ran screaming into the fray…

Source: Vice.

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