Is this book worth a read??

#2
Yep.

Good book. I enjoyed it. About the early 70's tours but it brought back some memories. Funny as feck too. Usual humour.

Pete
 
#4
I tried reading it and gave up after the first couple of chapters.

It didn't seem to ring true on a number of details, which made me doubt the veracity of the rest of the book.

As it is, I quite understand that the only place I've ever seen it was at 'bargain book shops'.
 
#5
Tartan_Terrier said:
It didn't seem to ring true on a number of details, which made me doubt the veracity of the rest of the book.
It doesn't ring true at all in many places.
 
#7
Yes, it's kind of funny that. Every soldier or ex-soldier I've ever spoken to has told me with great detail how many gun battles they were involved in right throughout the troubles - even cooks. Funny thing is, I was sometimes serving in exactly the same area on the same night in the same street and I never heard any shots fired?
 
#8
Funnily enough,I got it from Bargain Books a week or so ago & am only part way thru it.Being a Ex-Blue job (RAF) who's not served over here in N.I (despite living here) I hereby bow to the expertise of GDav,Boss & Muzzelflash here & re-evaluate the book as I read it.
Spike
 
#9
Don't get me wrong Spike. I'm not saying the guy is a Walt. I haven't even read the book. My comments were a general observation on the number of heroes who I've met in pubs (before I stopped going to pubs). On the other hand those of us who grew up in troubled areas of Northern Ireland have rarely heard shots fired.

I have heard shots fired. I've also seen fire returned but it was only once and I wasn't on duty at the time. It was an RUC man in Portadown who emptied the mag of his SMG at an unseen sniper who had just wounded a civilian in the arm.
 
#12
I seems ta remember tha 'Tale' of one of the battalion Butchers, Cook type,
who let one loose in Londonderry while on stag and hit a guy just out of Kesh, swore blind the guy had a weapon.
john
 

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