“Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963), was a British Army officer of Belgian and Irish descent. He fought in the Boer War, World War I, and World War II, was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip and ear, survived a plane crash, tunneled out of a POW camp, and bit off his own fingers when a doctor wouldn’t amputate them. He later said “frankly I had enjoyed the war“.
Si el inicio de la entrada en wikipedia de Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart es insuperable, el resto de la biografía es sencillamente alucinante. Hay que leerlo todo, de inicio a fin.
Tuvo el mejor trabajo que se puede tener: “aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief, Sir Henry Hildyard”.
Se casó con “Countess Friederike Maria Karoline Henriette Rosa Sabina Franziska Fugger von Babenhausen”.
Y las ideas, clarísimas: “Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose”.