“The fighter who give their all will be around next year.
Don’t save anything.
Give it all you got.”
– George Foreman
Kavishala presents a brief biography of Major-General Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton, KBE,CB,DSO who was born on 21st of Oct,1868 in Bengaluru India and a British Army officer who played a part in the development and adoption of the tank during the World War I.
Although being a war correspondent and Author of several short stories on military themes. He is credited, along with fellow officer Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Dally Jones, having initiated the use of the word "tank" as a code-name for the first tracked, and armoured fighting vehicles. He had published several books of non-fiction and fiction including two books under the pseudonym O'le Luk-Oie.
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I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General
I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse
I’m very good at integral and differential calculus;
I know the scientific names of beings animalculous:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
I know our mythic history, King Arthur’s and Sir Caradoc’s;
I answer hard acrostics, I’ve a pretty taste for paradox,
I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus,
In conics I can floor peculiarities parabolous;
I can tell undoubted Raphaels from Gerard Dows and Zoffanies,
I know the croaking chorus from the Frogs of Aristophanes!
Then I can hum a fugue of which I’ve heard the music’s din afore,
And whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore.
His Famous Books
- The Defence of Duffer's Drift (1904)
- The Green Curve (1909)
- The Great Tab Dope (1915)
- The Study of War (1926)
- Swinton, Major-General Sir Ernest D. Eyewitness Doubleday, Doran & Co, (1933)
- Over My Shoulder (1951)
- An Eastern Odyssey: The Third Expedition of Haardt and Audion-Dubreuil (1935)