The War of Jenkins' Ear 1739
3 Years On
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@philipcubitt 42 dakika önce
I attended Bentham Grammar from 1965 to 1971 (where Hardy was a Headmaster) and was in Hardy House. We were all proud of his achievements and daily passed a large photograph by the front door of him receiving his George Cross from King George himself. To this day I often think of him and how his bravery inspired me to be a better person
@idlewild1964 52 dakika önce
Chris I really enjoy your work!
@peterbarker3433 Saatler önce
Another wonderful account of a great and valorous man; thanks yet again, Chris.
@uingaeoc3905 Saatler önce
Hardy was NOT the most decorated 'non-combatant' Briton in WW1. Noel Chavasse a medical officer RAMC with the King's Liverpool Regiment was MC, VC and BAR. He was the only double VC of the War. He was not a Chaplain, but was in minor clerical orders and his father was the Bishop of Liverpool who founded St Peter's College Oxford where the Chapel has Noel's medal bar.
@willbissett7491 Saatler önce
Another brilliant, fascinating video. Thank you!
@donpark759 2 saatler önce
Let's not forget also Capt Dr Noel Chevasse, Royal Army Medical Corps, another non-combattent, who was awarded the Military Cross, and the Victoria Cross TWICE! True heroes, all.
@beckster181 3 saatler önce
These sort of stories show how in every generation there are those special people that care so much about their fedllow humans they will do anything and risk everything to help them in some of the worst and most dangerous places. While it is sad he died just 3 weeks before the end of the war maybe since the King had been unable to get him to take a rest and slow down risking himself so much that maybe the one he would truly answer to decided he had done his bit and it was time for his rest.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thank you for the taking the time to post, such a thoughtful comment
@commonsense2497 3 saatler önce
Great story.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thanks for watching
@simonnoble7589 3 saatler önce
WOW whot a great man he was ... thank you for your work Chris , another great production ... cheers SI
@simonnoble7589 Saatler önce
@@TheHistoryChap have a great day 😃
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Many thanks. If you haven’t already, please do subscribe to my channel, so you don’t miss future stories
@adriaanboogaard8571 3 saatler önce
What a great story about it Amazing man. 😁
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thank you very much
@cheshirepiper9254 4 saatler önce
I visited his grave many years ago, my inlaws served with 22 Field hospital. We were on a tour accompanied by welsh veterans and a choir, my in laws persuaded one of the belgian buglers from the Menin gate to play the last post at his grave, sang a couple of hymns and a few words from my father in law and laid a wreath. Quite a man, thankyou
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
What a great story. Thank you so much for sharing.
@tonywoodham3760 4 saatler önce
Very interesting and enjoyable, I still watch Dad's Army and It Ain't Alf Hot Mum, they just can't compete these days with talent like that, always good for a giggle no bad language and always hilarious.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
It was a golden age for British comedy
@SmokinLoon5150 4 saatler önce
Job well done, thanks for sharing! This yank really enjoys the history of SA especially the Zulu War of 1879 and Boer War 99-02. Thanks again!
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
My pleasure. If you haven’t already, please do subscribe to my channel.
@johnhudghton3535 4 saatler önce
Former RAF Padre and retired vicar salutes this outstanding man of faith and courage. What an absolute inspiration. Thank you for telling his story. Another story that would make a great film. Should be material for children in schools. Will you perhaps be able to tell the stories of the other clerical holders og The VC ? I suspect he may have been inspired not just by Woodbine Willy but moreover his Lord and Saviour who said "Greater love hath no man than this: that he lay down his life for his friends". Thank you again.
@johnhudghton3535 51 dakika önce
@@TheHistoryChap Thank you.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thank you for taking the time to watch and to comment. I also salute your service as an RAF Padre
@fredazcarate4818 4 saatler önce
I was touch Sir bye your lecture on this extremely brave but loving individual. You have given this elderly gentleman joy; I have problem with the heart . So today I am completely exhausted but wishing not just lay in bed. I perused through TRshow, and I found a gem. Indeed your video lecture on this extraordinary gentlemen has brought broad smile upon my person. Thank you, and God's blessings to you and family.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
What a lovely comment. Thank you so much for taking the time to watch my video.
@petertrevorah7388 4 saatler önce
Malaysia “stable and democratic” for the last 50 years? Hmm.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion
@mikeat2637 5 saatler önce
This is an excellent video on perhaps the most forgotten front of WW II, the CBI. The twin battles of Kohima and Imphal erased the stigma that had become attached to the British (this includes the Indian, Burmese, Nepalese and Assam contingents) forces in Malaya and Burma at the outset of the war. And it cemented the fact that Field Marshal William Viscount Slim was the best battlefield commander for the Allies in WW II. I'm an American and my father fought in Europe in Patton's Third Army and I had two uncles who fought in New Guinea and the retaking of the Philippines. They were especially sickened by the vicious Battle of Manila, which unnecessarily cost the lives of over 100,000 Filipinos. The Kohima Epitaph was repeated in spirit in every courageous fight against the Axis Powers in WW II. They were truly The Greatest Generation, no matter what country they hailed form.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thank you for watching my video and for taking the time to share your very poignant comment
@Lassisvulgaris 5 saatler önce
Love these stories about VC recipients....
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Each one eye uncover is a gem about the human spirit
@306champion 5 saatler önce
Well I have just had one Hell of an education and thank you for that. I'm a proud Aussie and have known a few surviving POW's of the Japanese (have to say that correctly so I don't get deleted). I know of the punishments handed out for the smallest offence as well as escaping. Until now I never knew this (Real) story. I do know of the effect on surviving POW's for the rest of their lives. They all have to be remembered, never forgotten.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thank you so much for watching my video and for taking the time to write a comment
@janiceduke1205 5 saatler önce
'Well done, good and faithful servant." HERO 💯✨‼🫡 Thank you for your service!
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Very welcome, thanks for watching
@douglaslangella7782 6 saatler önce
Thanks for another great video. I miss the jaunty music you used to play at the end though.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Maybe I should bring it back
@earlmcpherson6913 6 saatler önce
God bless you pastor 😊
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Nice words
@henryjohnfacey8213 7 saatler önce
Woodbine Willy. The trench padra. The writer poet and Priest. A friend and campaigner of the poor. "Though I walk through the valley of death thats where you will find me." A curat at leeds minster. Whose portrait hangs in Worster cathedral. A visit to the armed services Chaplin's Musium"
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thank you for watching my video and for sharing this additional information
@kiwifruit27 7 saatler önce
A fantastic video about an extraordinary man. Thanks for keeping his story alive
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
My pleasure, thanks for watching
@aifrench14 8 saatler önce
I mean Zulu never really set out to be a biopic and if it was made today would have dealt with Hook and the others very differently I'm sure. It would appear very little research was done on the real men and they used the names of real people to create fictitious characters. I can only assume the reason they created Hook as a no good malingerer comes from the expression "to play hooky" meaning to deliberately avoid work.... the other one I feel is unfairly maligned is Otto Witt who made no attempts to get the British to leave and by all accounts had initially planned to stay and fight with them
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Yes, the film played fast and loose with the historic facts. In fact I made a video about the differences, please check it out on my channel.
@BMW7series251 8 saatler önce
Wow, what a man.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
He was indeed. Thanks for watching my video.
@Aramis419 8 saatler önce
I KNOW you’re saying “noncombatant”, but I kept hearing “non competent”.
@Aramis419 Saatler önce
@@TheHistoryChap Oh, it’s just me being a know-it-all Yank. Peachy, can you forgive me for being so bleeding high and bloody mighty?
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Is there a hearing version of Specsavers?
@chancebuckman 8 saatler önce
John Weir Foote, VC, Presbyterian minister. Was a Chaplain with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Won the VC for his actions on the Dieppe raid.
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Very very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
@andrewwmoore1 9 saatler önce
Thanks for honouring this wonderful man. Your video left me in tears
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thank you so much for watching my video. I’m glad that you enjoyed it.
@billevans7936 9 saatler önce
What an awesome story of valor...thank you
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thank you for watching my video
@michaelmalone9062 9 saatler önce
I remember watching the fictional film in 1960. Thanks for bringing truth to the story of the Bridge on the River Kwai. And thanks for honoring the real Lt. Colonel commander of the POW's. "History Chap" you do an outstanding job of teaching us history in an outstanding way.
@jonmeek3879 9 saatler önce
@TheHistoryChap Saatler önce
Thank you so much for watching my video and for taking the time to comment
@benjaminrush4443 9 saatler önce
Great Video. Thank you.
@ladymeghenderson9337 9 saatler önce
An amazing man, finally promoted to Glory rest in peace reverand Hardy
@michaelcannon5789 9 saatler önce
Bravery of the highest order
@ranjandasgupta2995 9 saatler önce
Very inspiring. Though wonder in modern day wars Chaplains will still be need of time, as in previous battles.
@sausagedog3004 9 saatler önce
In my time in the army I can't think of one chaplain I didn't want to punch in the face. Wonderful fairy tale.
@avnrulz8587 9 saatler önce
In American military history three Catholic Chaplains have earned the MOH. Posthumously, sadly.
@michaelmalone9062 9 saatler önce
Wow, what an outstanding chaplain. Thanks for honoring him through your video. Chaplain Mike (AUS, RET)
@TheBrandon40500 9 saatler önce
What a great story, thank you for sharing. I'm gonna have a cigarette now :)
@dokkenratt 10 saatler önce
A fantastic story of a brave, brave man. Thank you for bringing it to us!!
@kiwigaming1605 10 saatler önce
Brilliant documentary as always! I'm excited to learn about the Napoleonic Wars in your next upcoming videos!
@harryshriver6223 10 saatler önce
Chris, this i s an amazing story of bravery, fidelity and courage. Vicar Hardy certainly deserved every accolade which was given upon him. His memory deserves to be cherished and revered by all who served with and followed him. They certainly earned the title Royal in their designation, very well done amigo. I always enjoy your contributions to history, Chris. Nos vemos pronto. 😊
@lancemumford3106 10 saatler önce
I enjoy your videos, I learn something new each time. Thank you for putting the time, effort, and knowledge in to every video.
@aaropajari7058 10 saatler önce
All too often churchmen used religion to guilt men into filling the ranks of the dead. It is gratifying to learn of a man who used his religion for the compassion that should never be missing...even towards the enemy.
@formwiz7096 11 saatler önce
Don't know of any American chaplains with the Medal of Honor, so this story is doubly impressive. He was one in a million.
@gswombat 5 saatler önce
There are
@jeningle8288 11 saatler önce
Chris, thankyou so much for this tribute to an amazing and very special man. You have ensured that he becomes very much better known, as I feel he deserves.
@hauntedmoodylady 11 saatler önce
I'll preference my comment by including a message to U tube; which is threaten me again, or kick me off, don't dare charge me credit card for the $13.00 fee to be free of the ads, I do not have to have U Tube.; My comment is this during the reign of ossama obama, he put in place a hellish policy designed to punish Christians in the ranks of the US military (an example, leaving a Bible in view on their desk). During my tenure in the US Army I'd never know of an Islamo Chaplains, nevertheless, the military recruited, and pulsed up the ranks of Islamo Chaplains, and during that same time a virtual, or should I say a real war was made upon Christian, and Jewish Chaplains. One Chaplain in particular who was targeted during this war was a highly admired, and highly decorated Chaplain who had served for years in the highly revered, and always instantly combat capable 82nd Airborne Division. Apparently, this Chaplain committed the offense of being a Christian Chaplain during obama's reign of fundamental destruction. This Chaplain Paratrooper was punished for this violation by being separated from, and also to serve as a message to others. During this process others on behalf of this Chaplain brought this case of authoritarian hell before members of Congress. His discharge was stopped. The Chaplain continued on active duty until he decided to retire on his own accord. The US military is a vague politically correct ghost of what it once was..
@christopherhahn6728 11 saatler önce
Love this one, History Chap.