Try Not to Laugh, Sergeant-major - Jeremy Hands; Robert Mcgowan;Futura, 1984, Paperback ..
Condition: Good. Leans slightly. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Pages lightly age-tanned.
First in this edition. “It is just a job. We didn’t join up to kill people. It just so happens that if it comes to that, we’re rather good at that too” — British Soldier. But what does it mean endlessly to prepare for a battle you hope will never take place? How do you survive the grind? The endless improvisation? What keeps sharp an aggressive edge worn down by sheer habit? In the end, humour: a sense of the ridiculous that transcends rank. A shared appreciation of the absurdities of constant preparedness. A camaraderie in the face of civilian obstruction. This is a unique, worm’s-eye view of the British Army at peace and on manoeuvre — sometimes harsh, often sobering, always funny.
Size: A Format (7" x 4½")
Number of Pages: 223
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