Lance Cpl Armstrong was said to have won the battle for the Brits.
You see the soldiers and the Maori warriors were facing each other and were getting ready to fight.
The Maori had done their pre-battle haka and Cpl Armstrong was loading the British cannon to fire when the locals charged.
Just as he was tamping the powder into the cannon with a ram rod the cannon fired! Blowing off the Corporal’s upper limbs in the process and hurling them at the enemy..
The moment the Maori saw what was being shot at them they thought, this is serious Haka stuff. It’s too much for us and they ran off the battle field and disappeared.
To this day whenever the British military is called to action you can still hear the battle cry in honour of Lance Cpl Armstrong.
TWO ARMS! TWO ARMS!