It wouldn’t seem that weird if we told you a soldier from the past led his comrades into battle with a sword and longbow. It would get a little weird if we told you that “the past” was WW2. Well, that’s the exact case with our topic this week, Mad Jack Churchill. From capturing a Nazi outpost almost singlehandedly to registering the only known kill of WW2 by way of longbow – Jack was one of a kind and we dig into his madness this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot claims to have been a laser gunrunner in the Middle Ages (we’ve stopped asking), the fellas demonstrate their severe lack of knowledge when it comes to Middle Age weaponry (let’s just say they wouldn’t have lasted long at the Battle of Hastings), and the show ends with a blast from the past (just listen). All of that and more on the podcast that is constantly being accused of being ‘improperly dressed’ – mostly because the robot likes to wear a speedo – Hysteria 51.
Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
One Man Army by Kakofonia: http://www.kakofonia.com/one-man-armies/pho7y1f45rpg4673rpj1be9tp19ar6
The Other Churchill – WWII Hero Jack Churchill – https://youtu.be/ELbaUCl_qXA
Mad Jack Churchill: A Life Too Unbelievable For Fiction – https://youtu.be/cXbxkGQqK2I
Mad Jack – A Real Life World War 2 Mad Man – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElQdUHSXkM
All That’s Interesting – https://allthatsinteresting.com/mad-jack-churchill
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill
Coffee or Die – https://coffeeordie.com/mad-jack-churchill/
Vice – https://www.vice.com/en/article/yvqbek/the-strange-tale-of-the-british-soldier-who-killed-nazis-with-a-sword-and-a-longbow
Historic UK – https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Fighting-Jack_Churchill/
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