just read soldier five

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by mattfu, Apr 26, 2009.

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  1. i just read soldier 5 and am trying to find out why mike had gold soverigns in his belt buckle, he mentions them when his guards take his belt off so he can pee, but i cant find out why he had them. anyone any clue or am i just dumb cheers - matt
  2. Why do you think someone may have solid gold coins sewn into a bit of kit??

    Perhaps you are a bit dumb? :D
  3. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    SF and RAF crews carried them
    If the bailed out or were behind enemy lines they could use them to bribe the local Bedowin tribes to get them back to safety

    IIRC they carried a pamflet stating something along the lines of
    If this person is delivered to Allied lines you will receive more gold coins
  4. Twas the only dough the lapdancers took.

    FFS, why do you think?
  5. For the taxi home and being that far sarf' o the river this time o' 'nite mate it's gonna cost ya.