The man at the center of this photo is an escaped prisoner of war on the run in Italy in 1943. The men on the left and right are clueless German soldiers. Let that sink in for a minute.
Brigadier Dennis Rendell’s story is where awesome meets fearless. Surely one of the ballsiest men to have walked the face of the earth, he not only gets on my list of “The Unstoppable” but he does it with style.
He recently died at 89 and his obituary at Barking Moonbat Early Warning System is well worth the read.
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Thank you for your comments about my father. He never discussed the war with me, so I’m finding out these things as I go along. Piers Rendell
Great Scott! That’s your father? Impressive man indeed! I hope you find out all that can be known of the man and relish the experience.
If Rendell was your father please contact me. Do it ASAP! Use the address in my “about” page. Please!
I’m not trying to sell you some shit or do a Nigerian scam. I may have stumbled upon information you very much would like to have. Please make contact, you’ll be glad you did.
Sorry – I completly forgot that I made some comments on this site. My father passed away about 4 years ago, so certain things have come to light. What is the information you have on my father that would be of interest to me. Piers Rendell
Holy shit I thought I’d never hear from you!
Please contact me privately via e-mail and provide contact information (e-mail is fine). I’m not selling anything. It’s potentially of interest to you and not for public consumption at the moment. I really happy to hear from you.
this message is for Anonymous, i looked up Dennis Rendell because my i think i may have something that belonged to him. i’ll check back with this thread later to see if you checked back…
Perhaps you could tell me (via e-mail) what this is all about?
Hello – Sorry for the rather long delay in replying. My father only went to America twice on holiday, so I am wondering what you could possibly have that belonged to him. I am not fussed about confidential stuff. Piers Rendell
When I posted The Unstoppable: Brigadier Dennis Rendell I got a contact from a fellow that may have a firearm that (possibly and unverified) once belonged to the Mr. Rendell. This isn’t entirely unlikely. I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but a great many WWII firearms wound up in the private ownership of random Americans. Even if you aren’t interested in firearms, it’s a historical note of interest and it’s worth seeing if it really is from Mr. Rendell. I would be remiss if I didn’t pass along the information to you.
Please e-mail me at adaptive.curmudgeon -at- gmail.com (as opposed to commenting on my blog) and I’ll give you the guy’s e-mail address. What you do with the address is up to you. Incidentally I’m not trying to arrange a sale or transfer or anything of the sort, I’m just respectfully hoping an artifact of note has been found.
My father had at some time in the past, a large gun collection, whcih covered pistols and rifles. However, he disposed of them many many years ago and I have no knowledge of what the collection contained. In the UK, we have very strict laws on firearms and you are not allowed to have pistols or hand guns. You can get a sporting rifle licence if you have a real reason, but military weapons would be impossible to own here. Thanks for your efforts. Piers Rendell