Happy Odyssey download free [PDF and Ebook] by Adrian Carton De Sir Wiart

Happy Odyssey download free [PDF and Ebook] by Adrian Carton De Sir Wiart year 2007
  • Book name: Happy Odyssey
  • Author: Adrian Carton De Sir Wiart
  • Release date: 2007/5/6
  • Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9781844155392
  • Rating: 9.97 of 10
  • Votes: 577
  • Review by: Hailey Livingston
  • Review rating: 7.02 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/30
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 34 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Adrian Carton de Wiart's autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs. He was the son of a Belgian barrister, Leon Constant Ghislain Carton de Wiart (1854-1915). He, himself, was intended for the law, but abandoned his studies at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1899 to serve as a trooper in the South African War. He abandoned the law for all time on 14 September 1901 when he received a direct commission in the 4th Dragoon Guards. Carton de Wiart's extraordinary military career embraced service with the Somaliland Camel Corps (1914-15), liaison officer with Polish forces (1939), membership of the British Military Mission to Yugoslavia (1941), a period as a prisoner of war (1941-43), and three years as Churchill's representative to Chiang Kai-shek (1943-46). (Churchill was a great admirer.) During the Great War, besides commanding the 8th Glosters, Carton de Wiart was GOC 12 Brigade (1917) and GOC 105 Brigade (April 1918). Both these command were terminated by wounds.He was wounded eight times during the war (including the loss of an eye and a hand), won the VC during the Batlle of the Somme, was mentioned in despatches six times, and was the model for Brigadier Ben Ritchie Hook in the Sword of Honour trilogy of Evelyn Waugh.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H55M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Warfare & Defence, Nonfiction History Books for Kids, Military History, Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
  • Available formats: WORD, PDF, CSV, DjVu, TXT, EPUB, TCR, DOC. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, XZ, LZMA
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.97 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x234x20.83mm
  • Weight: 458.13g
  • Printed by: Pen & Sword Military
  • Published in: South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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