Int & Sy themed books ??

#1
Just enjoying the "Int Corps tats" thread when NTTT mentioned the museum shop will be stocking a range of Int & Sy themed books. Come on, team, this is too good to miss. What would be on your I&S themed bookshelf ? Assuming you're sad enough to have one. To start off:

* The Alex Rider books for the Young Officers,

* " When Eight Bells Toll" for the genuine walts (Sadly, the hero is Naval Intelligence, but hey, we're all purple nowadays.)

* B&Q catalogue of home security products

* Janes "Fighting Bicycles/sports cars/deck chairs"

* Teach Yourself Russian, no wait, Arabic, no wait, Kurdish, no wait, Pushtu, no wait, Dari ...etc

* Jackson's Fencing Catalogue (nothing to do with swords, but the thing that goes around your armoury to keep the natives out)

* Anything by Col J H-W with the words "Blunder" "Military" and "Intelligence" in the title. So all of them, then.


Shame about the tea caddy spoons, though.
 
#2
Norman Dixon's 'On the psychology of military incompetence'.

Although it should probably be in the libraries of one or two other Corps I know.
 
#3
Slightly off topic. When I posted the original post the adverts that appeared beneath it were for "Spy Gear...to catch a cheating spouse..." and one for Lingerie. Somebody knows about my life, then.

When Whiskeybreath posted his reply, the adverts that appeared were for a Camouflaged tuck box ! (seriously) "learn sigma six defence" (I don't know, either) and an advert for Special Forces prints....how very, very random. How does the brain that runs Arrse decide on the adverts????

Anyway back to I&S themed books......
 

cpunk

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#4
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
When Whiskeybreath posted his reply, the adverts that appeared were for a Camouflaged tuck box ! (seriously) "learn sigma six defence" (I don't know, either) and an advert for Special Forces prints....how very, very random. How does the brain that runs Arrse decide on the adverts????
The answer is that Arrse has virtually nothing to do with it, it's a Google software plug-in that selects key words from posts and attempts to match ads to them. Thus when the wife of a corps member was tragically killed in a skydiving accident, the condolences thread was underpinned with various adverts for parachuting holidays. :roll:
 
#5
Thank you Cpunk...I knew you'd know. And I've just worked out the lingerie connection. I wrote that "the museum shop was stocking a range of Int and Security themed books" and it picked up the word "stocking." Pervert !

Anyway, what Int and Security themed are on your bookshelf ? Bet there's millions....
 
#7
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
Just enjoying the "Int Corps tats" thread when NTTT mentioned the museum shop will be stocking a range of Int & Sy themed books. Come on, team, this is too good to miss. What would be on your I&S themed bookshelf ? Assuming you're sad enough to have one. To start off:

* The Alex Rider books for the Young Officers,

* " When Eight Bells Toll" for the genuine walts (Sadly, the hero is Naval Intelligence, but hey, we're all purple nowadays.)

* B&Q catalogue of home security products

* Janes "Fighting Bicycles/sports cars/deck chairs"

* Teach Yourself Russian, no wait, Arabic, no wait, Kurdish, no wait, Pushtu, no wait, Dari ...etc

* Jackson's Fencing Catalogue (nothing to do with swords, but the thing that goes around your armoury to keep the natives out)

* Anything by Col J H-W with the words "Blunder" "Military" and "Intelligence" in the title. So all of them, then.


Shame about the tea caddy spoons, though.
:oops: Well funnily enough we do have a teach yourself Kurdish and the J H-W book. Have you been peering through the museum window?

But we do have Graham Deeley's new book on Int and the Airborne Forces 'Worst Fears Confirmed' which is well worth a read. :D

I don't know about the stockings - do you think there is a market for Cypress green sheer with Squirrel grey suspenders? 8O
NTTT
 

cpunk

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#8
Next_to_the_Tank said:
I don't know about the stockings - do you think there is a market for Cypress green sheer with Squirrel grey suspenders? 8O
NTTT
I'm sure 'Agent Provocateur' have done some such combination - but surely it forms part of female mess kit?
 
#10
Next_to_the_Tank said:
I don't know about the stockings - do you think there is a market for Cypress green sheer with Squirrel grey suspenders? 8O
NTTT
Now that Is what I call an ICA fundraising opportunity,

Perhaps the "Elizabeth II's Secrets" or the "sub rosa" range, the tasteful calender opportunities???
 
#12
Just got back to the thread this morning...seems to have lost the literary aspect at the slightest mention of hosiery. "Sigh"

However, there does appear to be a fair amount of knowledge of the subject which is fine Int Corps tradition and second only to the Royal Marines.

NTTT,
how did you know I was looking in the window...I thought I was getting away with that ? Ah, I see, the dribble marks.

Bring back the caddy spoons ! I'd buy one.
 
#13
Next_to_the_Tank said:
I don't know about the stockings - do you think there is a market for Cypress green sheer with Squirrel grey suspenders? 8O
NTTT
With a bit of scarlet lace on the webbing, to make sure all the Corps colours are represented.
 
#14
Next_to_the_Tank said:
[I don't know about the stockings - do you think there is a market for Cypress green sheer with Squirrel grey suspenders? 8O
NTTT
Nah, it'd look as though your legs had gone mouldy... However, switch the colour combination around and have matching Wonderbra and French knickers as well...

So, when's the calendar coming out?

If the WI can do it and RAF Kinloss (including the Station Commander!!!) can do it, what about Quicksands?

:twisted:
 
#15
Petriburg said:
Next_to_the_Tank said:
[I don't know about the stockings - do you think there is a market for Cypress green sheer with Squirrel grey suspenders? 8O
NTTT
Nah, it'd look as though your legs had gone mouldy... However, switch the colour combination around and have matching Wonderbra and French knickers as well...

So, when's the calendar coming out?

If the WI can do it and RAF Kinloss (including the Station Commander!!!) can do it, what about Quicksands?

:twisted:
I'll run this past the Corps Sec on her return :) Of course Helen Mirren will have to play me in the film of the calender (Alas no emoticon for hysterical laughter! :lol: ).
 
#16
Actually it is a bit of a leap from ICA lingerie to Thora Hird but she appeared in the first ever Service Security film 'Next of Kin' - put out on general release and a hit because of its sex, cocaine and murder plot.

We are toying with the idea of stocking DVDs with an Int and Sy theme. We will NOT be doing Bond, or Spooks or Ultimate Farce stuff but if you can think of anything with a Corps/Int & Sy/SOE flavour let me know.

The ones I have spotted so far are: A Bridge Too Far, Carve Her Name With Pride, Enigma, High Bright Sun, Ill Met by Moonlight, Lawrence of Arabia, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, The Monocled Mutineer, Nancy Wake, Next of Kin, Odette, One against the Wind, Operation daybreak, Resistance, Sea Wolves, Target for Tonight, They Who Dare.

(And yes I clearly need to get out more!).
 
#17
It is a bit of a leap from ICA branded lingerie to something with Thora Hird but we are toying with the idea of selling DVDs with a Corps/Int & Sy/SOE theme. One such being the first ever Security film 'Next of Kin' (Sex, cocaine, murder, war and Thora Hird).

We will not be doing Spooks, Ultimate Farce or Bond before all you original wits spark up. So far we have identified the following:

A Bridge Too Far, Carve Her Name with Pride, Enigma, High Bright Sun, Ill Met by Moonlight, Lawrence of Arabia, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, Monocled Mutineer, Nancy Wake, Next of Kin, Now It Can Be Told, Odette, Sea Wolves, Target for Tonight, They who Dare. (Anyone who can identify the link from each of the above to the beloved Corps will win an INT CORPS crested paperknife!).

Any more? :)
 
#18
Paperknife ! Caddy spoon, please.

Actually, wasn't "Paperknife" .....no, I'm thinking of someone else.

I'm amazed nobody has thought of the Hardy Amies link (and suddenly we're back to women's clothes again). And don't forget any films/TV starring Leonard Rossiter.
 
#19
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
Paperknife ! Caddy spoon, please.

Actually, wasn't "Paperknife" .....no, I'm thinking of someone else.

I'm amazed nobody has thought of the Hardy Amies link (and suddenly we're back to women's clothes again). And don't forget any films/TV starring Leonard Rossiter.
Funnily enough Hardy Amies' biography covers his time with us during the last really big war - alas no film. Leonard Rossiter's finest hour must be the Cinzano adverts with Joan Collins - clearly skills picked up in the mess. (Sorry to those under the age of 30 who yawning right now or muttering 'who...?').

Regrettably the last caddy spoons are probably buried in the sand outside the senior officer's accommodation in Baghdad - but that is another story. :D
 

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