In this special multi-part ~sWaGg~ feature, we’re going to look at one of the most legit cats in all of history: Jack Churchill.
If you want to be featured on Swagg History, it seems that the easiest way is to have Churchill for a last name. John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, or “Mad Jack” Churchill, was a commando in the British army in WWII. We all know commandos are pretty ~sWaGg~ as it is, so what makes Jack Churchill extra ~sWaGg~? Not only did he have some incredibly awesome British names, but he also was the only person in World War II to get a confirmed kill with a bow and arrow.
That’s pretty legit, but that’s not all he did. He also carried a sword with him everywhere. See the picture that’s attached, with all the soldiers leaving the landing craft? See the little white strip coming from one guy’s hand? That’s not just one guy, and that’s not just a white strip. That’s Jack Churchill, sword in hand, storming the beaches. Why did he carry a sword around in a war fought with rifles and artillery and planes?
“Any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed.”
That’s why. Part 2 of the Swagg History Jack Churchill special tomorrow!