Eccentric Soldiers - KENNEDY, CarolA. R. Mowbray & Co., 1975, Hardback ..
Condition: Very Good
Can you imagine a British Army Captain ordering his men to blow bugles at the enemy because an Old Testament warrior scared his foes off with rams horns? It happened in North Africa in 1938, and the Captain was Orde Wingate, later famed as the Chindit leader. There are many more astounding stories in this book about some of history's most remarkable soldiers; 'Blood and Guts' Patton, who fined men for not wearing helmets in the latrines; Hannah Snell, who spent five years in the Marines without her sex being discovered; 'Popski', who caught Germans - literally - with their pants down.
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