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Happy Odyssey has ratings and 25 reviews. Nick said: Adrian Carton de Wiart s autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs. He was . Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May . the war correspondent Anthony Loyd (born ). In his memoirs, Happy Odyssey, Carton de Wiart makes no reference to his wife or daughters. Read “Happy Odyssey” by Adrian Carton de Wiart with Rakuten Kobo. Adrian Carton de Wiart’s autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs.

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Adrian Carton de Wiart

He was a real player in great power politics. De Wiart was Waugh’s model for the eccentric and insanely brave brigadier in his war trilogy. Britain History Oddities People. Churchill was a great admirer. I ran across a couple of his stories in my Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes and was able to order a nice slightly worn second printing from an English bookseller. This book is based purely on his recollections of his life and what a life it was! To me war and politics seem bad mixers, like port and champagne.

A real bunch of characters. A life carotn and amusing read. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links This book was written in and has no pretensions to literary merit; it is a straightforward mem This is a fascinating book about a remarkable life.

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Jan 16, Anwen rated it really liked it. None of your libraries hold this item. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: After four months at the Villa Orsini at Sulmonahe was transferred to a special prison for senior officers at Castello di Vincigliata. Carton de Wiart wiqrt part in the fighting on the Western Frontcommanding successively three infantry battalions and a brigade.

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While I agree that war certainly value life more, it is possible to do this in other contexts as well. On 9 OctoberCarton de Wiart was promoted to temporary lieutenant-general and to the war substantive rank of major-general.

The French stayed put in Namsos for the remainder of the short campaign. En route home via French IndochinaCarton de Wiart stopped in Rangoon as a guest of the army commander. The Polish-Soviet War On 27 JulyCarton de Wiart was appointed an aide-de-camp to the king, and brevetted to colonel.

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In this location Carton wuart Wiart spent the rest of the interwar years. The grave site is just outside the actual graveyard wall on the grounds of his own home Aghinagh House. And if they are deciding to make a movie out of this m OK, this is not “literature” as such, it has been written by a real soldier and it is a biography Reading this book it seemed as though every page contained an event which would be extraordinary for any other person beside Carton de Wiart.


Carton de Wiart, Adrian. This was a fascinating book about a fascinating and courageous man.

To keep the mission secret, Carton de Wiart was told he needed civilian clothes. Hitler was preparing to invade the country and the Yugoslavs asked for British help.

Odysdey you made up Carton de Wiart’s story, no editor would publish such a fantasy. Strangely quiet on certain matters wife and children never mentionedyet qui I think that one of the great things about this memoir is that there’s no sense of anticlimax during the portions of his memoir that are combat free.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Farton of Coming down stairs, he slipped on coconut matting, fell down, broke several vertebrae, and knocked himself unconscious. The other advice he offered, to have the seagoing units of the Polish fleet leave the Baltic Seawas, after much argument, finally adopted.