This man is Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming “Mad Jack” Churchill of the British Army. After being educated at Harvard, he served in Burma. He then became a newspaper editor, but re-enlisted with the onset of WWII. Here’s where it gets batshit crazy.
"Mad Jack" earned his nickname by fighting WWII armed with a mother-fucking claymore longsword and a longbow. The last recorded bow-and-arrow combat kill belongs to him. (He and his squad were in a tower and as the Germans approached, he said "I will shoot that first German with an arrow," and that’s exactly what he did.) When storming a beach, this crazy bastard leapt off of the first landing craft with his broadsword at his waist, longbow and arrows slung over his shoulder, playing "March of the Cameron Men" on his pipes, then throwing a grenade and running into battle.
He and one man under his command, alone, took forty-two Germans prisoner at an observation post they were ordered to take. He led them back down the pass, the wounded carried on carts.
Later in the war, he organized a ragtag army of 1500 Yugoslavian Partisans and one troop from 40 Commando. When leading them in an attack, the Partisans remained back at the landing site, leaving only Churchill and and six others to reach the objective of the raid. A mortar shell killed or wounded everyone but Jack, playing “Will Ye No Come Back Again?” on his pipes in the face of German advances. He escaped the prisons and concentration camps they put him in- on two separate occasions.
Stationed in Burma at the time, Churchill heard of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Displeased with the sudden ending of WWII, he said this: “If it wasn’t for those damned Yanks, we could have kept the war going another ten years.”