Military Obituaries

Product Number: EB00755473
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781910690802
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Description

This "classic compilation" (The Field) of newspaper death notices "includes the great, the brave, the adventurous, and the eccentric" (Soldier Magazine). David Twiston Davies's latest, highly entertaining collection of 100 Daily Telegraph military obituaries from the last sixteen years includes those celebrated for their great heroism and involvement in major operations. Others have extraordinary stories barely remembered even by their families. Those featured include Private Harry Patch, the last survivor of those who went "over the top" on the Western Front in 1917; Lieutenant Colonel Eric Wilson of the Somaliland Camel Corps, who learned he had been awarded a posthumous VC in a prison camp; and Colonel Clive Fairweather, who organized the SAS attack on the terrorists who seized the Iranian embassy in London in 1980. As Andrew Roberts wrote of the first collection: "They evoke swirling, profound, even guilty emotions. . . . To those Britons who have known only peace, these are thought provoking and humbling essays in valor."

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Author(s): The Lord Bramall
Original Publish Date: Dec 19, 2015

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