Tales of knights in shining armor, and victory won on horseback were uncommon during World War II. Battle had transformed from something that could be romanticized to something hideous and gruesome, and entire countries were to blame. But one man, so confused about his own life and family history, will forever change the outcome of the war through his heroic deeds during the Invasion of Normandy.

Sir Walter de Ganis owned a reality that was incomprehensible to his fellow man. The name alone could tell the tale. He was a descendant of Sir Bors de Ganis, knight of the round table. Or so he claimed.

While there are many descendants of knights, Walter was rather special. At only four-months-old he was left at an orphanage in England, his parents unknown to him. By the age of 10 he had run away, escaping the orphanage with a deranged sense of reality and a longing for family..

While working in a field one afternoon he came across an odd shaped rock. In mentioning it to the land owner’s son the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table soon began to unfold. Walter immediately took interest, getting as many details from the boy as he could. From then on Walter was on a mission.

He traveled from land to land, learning as much as he could about the knights. One in particular began to stand out to him—Sir Bors de Ganis.

Also known as “The Good Knight,” Sir Bors de Ganis was the epitome of greatness that Walter had envisioned from boyhood. He felt an instantaneous connection to Sir Bors’ life and began to write his own story around it.

Walter began telling anyone who would listen that he was an ancestral descendent Sir Bors de Ganis. At the time he was settling in the city of Hastings and became locally known as a lunatic. His clothing became more and more bizarre, harkening back to the days of old, and his speech was reverting to the style he had found in books and story tales. It was the year 1938 when Walter fell off the map.

At this time WWII was on the verge of breaking out. As Germany started it’s push to conquer continental Europe, England declared War and the battle began. The location of Walter was still unknown, but strange sightings and occurrences throughout England began to arise.

Troops had begun talk of a figure on horseback, cloaked and in full armor, that seemed to be watching them at a distance while on the move. The town spoke of a similar figure that would ride into cities on the eve of harsh bombings, and accounts of rescue by this figure could be heard on every corner. But there weren’t any clear details on who it was or how it happened.

As the allies began to get a stronger hold against the axis of evil, plans for the Invasion of Normandy were afoot. But somehow, at the dawn of invasion as the allied forces began their attack, a figure on horseback arrived while the amphibious landings began on the beaches. In one of the greatest defeats of WWII, the allied forces made significant damage to Germany, but as many will neglect to note, their success was greatly increased due to the help of a certain man.

This man was none other then Sir Walter de Ganis, as he claimed himself to be. With four divisions of German artillery attempting to hold the beaches of Normandy, the figure on horseback swept in and took down significant numbers in a surprising way. He used a jewel-encrusted long sword. As he approached, Sir Walter de Ganis could take out hoards of men in their bunkers before they ever had a chance, all the while deflecting bullets off his armor. His presence now more apparent then ever, Sir Walter was taken in by an ally officer to request information about who he was and where he came from.

The story that Walter told was the most obscure thing the officer had ever heard. Fully decked out in armor with a hand-painted symbol of the De Ganis lineage, Walter told the officer of his relative Sir Boris de Ganis and his calling to follow in his footsteps. Thanking him, the officer had him escorted to a remote region of England where he was never heard from again. While the troops were demanded not to speak of the incident, the Invasion of Normandy went down in history as one of the greatest accomplishments for the allies during WWII.