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Just got this from Tesco today (on offer for Â£3.86) & have'nt put it down as yet!
Written very much in a reminiscent style, not 'ghosted-up' and over polished.
He comes across as what I can only describe as the definition of a gentle man, with a deep and abiding love for his county, country and countryside, who also happened to be a frigging phenomenal shot: shooting the bull out with 29 rounds, writing his initials on the target with a Lewis Gun, or calmly deciding to disable a charging Bosche with a revolver rather than shooting to kill.
Despite this, the book tells the full story of his life, treating his career as a plumber equally with his service in WW2 as a Auxiliary Fireman (I did have to laugh when he told of being strafed by a bomber while on duty mid-raid and almost wistfully wishing for a Vickers as it would have been an easy shot...).
They really don't make them like that any more.
Thanks for that Spike. Always better when you get a recommendation. I shall look out for it.
I read this book last year. One cannot fail to be moved in any way.
Just finished on Sniper 1. This is next to read and already positioned by the Bog
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