Were there ever really any ONE MAN ARMY soldiers?

Were there ever really any ONE MAN ARMY soldiers? I mean is there any historical evidence of a single or maybe even a pair of soldiers dropped behind enemy lines to do some major military operating? In any country and/or military.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Marcus Scaeva
    The Berserker at stamford bridge
    Horatio Cocles

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, this is the kinda shit I enjoy reading about.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    During the 15 or 1600s apperently there was a dude who used a crude, early breathing apparatus to drill holes and set fire to a turkish fleet because they kidnapped his fiancee.
    Can't tell you more. When I was a kid I had a big fat Reader's Digest book about the Oceans and this story was included.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    jesus you can really tell stallone previously tore the fuck out of his pec

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Doppelsöldner were mercenaries in Germany in the 1500's that got paid double to fight exclusively on the front lines and in risky situations
    A lot of them used giant zweihanders that could keep back multiple adversaries due to the reach

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They were part of pike formations though, and just a specialized position part of a larger team meant to break enemy pike formations. They were the German equivalent of Rodaleros in Spanish pike formations. I mention this as Germans and Spaniards both fought under the same emperor during this time period and utilized somewhat similar tactics.
      Neither were really "one man army", and both fell before the French armored calvary.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >cavalry beating pike formations
        uh... wh.. what? no. and heavy cavalry charges were not popular in this time because they didnt work.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You don't need to aim when you're all greased up in baby oil.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mad Jack Churchill.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My high school was named after a guy who took out like five dozen chinks in Korea with a machine gun while covering a retreat and then took out ten more with a bayonet when he ran out of ammo.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I know of a real life Rambo
      >but I won’t fucking tell you his name

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was Miyamura High School. It's named after Hershey Miyamura, this nice little old Japanese guy who you'd occasionally see around town and never suspect that he has killed more chinks than poorly built escalators have.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I just read all about him. I used to pass through Gallup all the time. Wish I could have shook the old dude's hand one of those times. MOH for slotting commie chinks, based.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Leo Major. Basically captured an entire town single-handedly.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >a single or maybe even a pair of soldiers dropped behind enemy lines to do some major military operating
    Force 136 and Jedburgh teams. They often found themselves operating in 2s or even alone behind the front line and deep in enemy-occupied territory, although their jobs was mainly to link up with and organise local partisan resistance.

    F Spencer Chapman for one led a 3-man team shooting up Japs in the immediate months following the invasion of Malaya. After that they split up and he became somewhat dependent on Chinese guerillas, but the point is they were alone or in pairs most of the time.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Master Sergeant Raul Perez "Roy" Benavidez

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sure. They even made a comic book about him.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Goliath, in the Bible
    >historical evidence where
    its in the bible you godless heretics

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Severloh
    > Severloh says he manned a MG 42 machine gun,[12] and fired on approaching American troops with the machine gun and two Karabiner 98k rifles; while a sergeant whom he did not know, kept him supplied with ammunition from a nearby ammo bunker until 15:30. He claimed to have fired over 13,500 rounds with the machine gun and 400 with the rifles.
    >Interviewed in 2004, he said: "It was definitely at least 1,000 men, most likely more than 2,000. But I do not know how many men I shot. It was awful. Thinking about it makes me want to throw up
    God bless him

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      jesus
      do the numbers add up tho? i dont know much about machine gun durability but could the barrel last 13,500 rounds of full auto? obviously it was sporadic but still, this guy's going to hell lmao

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >What are swappable barrels?
        >Going to hell for bravely defending your country in the face of overwhelming force.
        Get bent.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cute machinegunner

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Achilles is the archetype, of course.

    But I'd say the historical Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo both qualify - "mentioned in dispatches" by J Caesar, each sallied forth from an quasi-invested fort like an old school wrestling superstar and started dropping Gauls to the cheers of the men in camp.
    Vorenus saved Pullo when the Gauls started to get the better of him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was funny they actually took out the scene from Gladiator where they had the main character shilling products after he became famed in the arena, because they thought audiences would have considered it too unbelievable.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    David.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ITT: lies upon lies. Lone survivor tier bullshit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ITT: the most blatantly lying burger fucks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Reality can often be stranger than fiction

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_L._Salomon
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_Häyhä

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only guy I've ever heard of doing the shit you see in action movies was John Ripley

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    David B. Bleak is one of my favorite stories. I don't know that there are really soldiers that are one man armies and rather soldiers who have one man army moments.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    David B. Bleak: What happens when you piss off a gentle giant blue collar farmer.
    >Is a combat medic
    >His patrol gets surprise attacked by a chinese fortification
    >After being wounded David charges 5 chinese soldiers, killing 4 with his bare hands (Crushed two mens skulls together, crushed another man's windpipe, tackled another and snapped his neck) and stabbing the last.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Crushed two mens skulls together
      The plausibility of Simo Hayha's kill count has been talked about over the years, but how many other of these stories are complete bullshit but still get repeated over the years? I'm honestly starting to think a large portion if not most are either stories made up by the guy who supposedly accomplished them, or recruitment propaganda.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    otto skorzeny and col rex applegate

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Simo Heyha or whatever the fuck
    Alvin York
    Audie Murphy
    Joe Benevidez

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You've had single soldiers who have managed to overcome incredible odds on their lonesome.

    But if one or two dudes are being dropped behind enemy lines to do operating isn't that more of an intelligence thing?

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A coupl eof years ago there was that gurkha soldier in India who singlehandledly beat off several dozen robbers who had stormed the train and were assaulting the passengers. Killed two or three with his kukhri, wounded a bunch of others and drove them out of the train.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Master Sergant Jerry "Mad Dog" Schriver legendary SOG leader is worth a mention.

    https://scatteredshots.com/2021/10/08/jerry-mad-dog-shriver/

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