Britain's "Unkillable" Soldier, Adrian Carton de Wiart


Lt. General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart served as a British officer in the Boer War, the First World War, and the Second World War. He survived two plane crashes, was shot in the head, face, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear, tunneled out of a prisoner-of-war camp, broke his back, and bit off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate.


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