In Afghanistan, our boys are reading from the front

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  1. From The Times
    December 15, 2009
    In Afghanistan, our boys are reading from the front
    Fighting overseas doesn’t stop British soldiers telling their children bedtime stories


    Helen Rumbelow
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    Across Afghanistan are secret caches of The Gruffalo, tattered and dusty copies of the children’s book hidden safely in British army rucksacks. While soldiers recover from the latest bout of fighting, army padres poke their heads through desert tents, asking if anyone wants to read a bedtime story to their children, 4,000 miles away.
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    http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article6956510.ece
     
  2. Andy_S

    Andy_S LE Book Reviewer

    Touching piece, very well written.
     
  3. Good show to those there.
     
  4. I would love to hear of this type of service extended to soldiers who aren't completely happy reading out loud, it goes naturally that they also tend not to be the best writers. An audio cd from Dad just chatting about what he is up to and did today kind of thing.
     
  5. That is a very moving story Skynet. Thanks for posting it.
     
  6. Sorry, that statement was triggered from playing trivial pursuit with a guy asking?

    Who was the last vicary of India?

    Much puzzlement passed, eventually BC asked to read the question himself.

    VICEROY he meant.

    Louis Mountbatten the answer.
     
  7. Sorry, that statement was triggered from playing trivial pursuit with a guy asking?

    Who was the last vicary of India?

    Much puzzlement passed, eventually BC asked to read the question himself.

    VICEROY he meant.

    Louis Mountbatten the answer.