History Main / OfficerAndAGentleman

25th Oct '17 12:29:39 PM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* George Washington was known for his gentlemanly conduct both on and off the battlefield. After one battle during the Revolutionary War, the dog of British General William Howe wandered into the colonial camp. Washington had the dog returned with a friendly letter, and Howe wrote a glowing assessment of Washington's character in his journal.

to:

* George Washington was known for his gentlemanly conduct both on and off the battlefield. After
** During
one battle during of the Revolutionary War, the dog of British General Commander-in-Chief William Howe wandered into the colonial camp. Washington had the dog returned with a friendly letter, and Howe wrote a glowing assessment of Washington's character in his journal.



** Also subverted in that while Washington personally may have acted gentlemanly, [[CombatPragmatist his efforts in battle (such as during the Battles of Jumonville Glen and Trenton) were often quite underhanded]].
6th Oct '17 7:18:33 PM luiz4200
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''ComicBook/DastardlyAndMuttley'': Dick describes himself and "an officer and a gentleman"
1st Sep '17 3:29:28 PM AcePedro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Major West in ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' ''initially'' appears to be this sort of character -- a civilized, erudite gentleman in contrast to his lewd, boisterous underlings. Then he agrees to let his men gang-rape the female civilians they've "rescued". And seems a wee bit fond of Jim, as well. And then, when Jim [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge brutally slaughters all of his men]], he abandons what little of his civilized side he has left and [[PapaWolf goes completely insane]].

to:

* Major West in ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' ''initially'' appears to be this sort of character -- a civilized, erudite gentleman in contrast to his lewd, boisterous underlings. [[spoiler: Then he agrees to let his men gang-rape the female civilians they've "rescued". And seems a wee bit fond of Jim, as well. And then, when Jim [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge brutally slaughters all of his men]], he abandons what little of his civilized side he has left and [[PapaWolf goes completely insane]].]]
16th Jul '17 11:08:51 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The same author wrote semi-autobiographical short stories about his time as a subaltern in the Gordon highlanders, shortly after WW2. The ''Literature/McAuslan'' series depicts Lieutenant Dand McNeill as a typical young gentleman Scottish officer: walking the thin line between managing a platoon of largely Glaswegian soldiers effectively, and doing so to the satisfaction of the Colonel, a much older gentleman officer one step away from retirement. McNeill is hailed by his men as a "fly man" - a cunning bastard who leads with style and essential decency.

to:

* The same author wrote semi-autobiographical short stories about his time as a subaltern in the Gordon highlanders, shortly after WW2.[=WW2=]. The ''Literature/McAuslan'' series depicts Lieutenant Dand McNeill as a typical young gentleman Scottish officer: walking the thin line between managing a platoon of largely Glaswegian soldiers effectively, and doing so to the satisfaction of the Colonel, a much older gentleman officer one step away from retirement. McNeill is hailed by his men as a "fly man" - a cunning bastard who leads with style and essential decency.
6th Jul '17 8:55:41 AM gophergiggles
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[BigBad Major Chip Hazard]] from ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' is certainly no example ''and'' [[{{Hypocrite}} is hardly anyone to talk]], but he calls Brad out for striking one of the modified Barbie Dolls all the same:
--> '''Chip Hazard:''' You maggot! An officer and a gentlemen does not strike a lady!
13th Jun '17 10:24:21 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Subverted by the Auxiliary Division of the RIC during the Irish War of Independence. Composed of veteran WW1 officers, they had a notorious reputation for their lack of discipline, drunkenness, for carrying out murderous atrocities and for burning Cork city center to the ground. They later wore burnt cork in their hats as a symbol.

to:

* Subverted by the Auxiliary Division of the RIC during the Irish War of Independence. Composed of veteran WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 officers, they had a notorious reputation for their lack of discipline, drunkenness, for carrying out murderous atrocities and for burning Cork city center to the ground. They later wore burnt cork in their hats as a symbol.
20th Jan '17 3:43:52 PM manofwarb
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Field Marshall Sam(ji) Hormus(ji) Jamshed(ji) Fram(ji) Manekshaw of the Indian Army. Each of the "ji"s are honorifics appended to his actual name as a mark of respect from both military and civilian government officials who had the opportunity to work with him.
* Preceding Manekshaw was the only other five star general in the Indian Army - the polyglot RenaissanceMan known as Kodadendra Madappa Cariappa.
9th Jan '17 9:05:14 AM morane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The von Arnim noble family is first time mentioned in 120, so Hans-Jürgen von Arnim could well be the TropeCodifier.

to:

** The von Arnim noble family is has been mentioned for the first time mentioned in 120, 1204, so Hans-Jürgen von Arnim could well be the TropeCodifier.



* Finland's very own Churchill, Field Marshal and later President Mannerheim. Being raised in a upper class family, serving in the Russian court and then as Supreme Commander in Finland's four wars did little to prevent him from being a true gentleman. He did however subvert it on occasions. His predecessor as president, Riso Ryti, gave a solemn personal pledge that he would continue their strictly-unofficial alliance with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany against the Soviet Union - including holding up their sector of the Siege of Leningrad (which did not extend to sending raiding parties out to disrupt the food imports across Lake Ladoga). On the 2nd of February 1943, the last survivors of the Stalingrad pocket surrendered. The following day Mannerheim met with the Cabinet, Mannerheim's memoirs claiming they unanimously agreed that Germany was utterly screwed and that they had to find a way to ditch them at the earliest opportunity. The moment came some eighteen months later, when the Soviets threw the Germans back from Leningrad and drove them into the Baltic: Ryti resigned, Mannerheim took office, and the new government declared war on Germany. When the Nazis demanded that they explain their 'betrayal', Mannerheim (politely if snarkily) reminded the Germans that A) their countries had never had an official alliance and B) countries are not bound by personal pledges of their leaders (however solemn).

to:

* Finland's very own Churchill, Field Marshal and later President Mannerheim. Being raised in a upper class family, serving in the Russian court and then as Supreme Commander in Finland's four wars did little to prevent him from being a true gentleman. He did however subvert it on occasions. His predecessor as president, Riso Risto Ryti, gave a solemn personal pledge that he would continue their strictly-unofficial alliance with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany against the Soviet Union - including holding up their sector of the Siege of Leningrad (which did not extend to sending raiding parties out to disrupt the food imports across Lake Ladoga). On the 2nd of February 1943, the last survivors of the Stalingrad pocket surrendered. The following day Mannerheim met with the Cabinet, Mannerheim's memoirs claiming they unanimously agreed that Germany was utterly screwed and that they had to find a way to ditch them at the earliest opportunity. The moment came some eighteen months later, when the Soviets threw the Germans back from Leningrad and drove them into the Baltic: Ryti resigned, Mannerheim took office, and the new government declared war on Germany. When the Nazis demanded that they explain their 'betrayal', Mannerheim (politely if snarkily) reminded the Germans that A) their countries had never had an official alliance and B) countries are not bound by personal pledges of their leaders (however solemn).
9th Jan '17 9:02:20 AM morane
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The von Arnim noble family is first time mentioned in 120, so Hans-Jürgen von Arnim could well be the TropeCodifier.
1st Jan '17 12:16:39 AM Charbroil
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Peruvian admiral Miguel Grau. After sinking the ''Esmeralda'' battle boat in 1789, he immediately wrote the Esmeralda captain's widow praising her dead husband's bravery and sent her the guy's personal effects.

to:

* Peruvian admiral Miguel Grau. After sinking the ''Esmeralda'' battle boat in 1789, 1879, he immediately wrote the Esmeralda captain's widow praising her dead husband's bravery and sent her the guy's personal effects.
This list shows the last 10 events of 135. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.OfficerAndAGentleman