To much jargon and to much meandering, the mini series makes a better job of telling the story.
I read Stolen Valor while I was working on a project for the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Fund, the organisation that built the wall.I have done a few searches yet surprisingly no results on Arrse for the ultimate book on Walts. Almost 700 pages long and albeit totally focused on the US/Vietnam war problems with this 'issue' I found it utterly brilliant.
I give you STOLEN VALOUR in all its chubby glory.
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Furthermore (if you can take any more) here is another, similar follow up book. The bloke on the front cover NEVER actually served in Vietnam.......or the US Marines.........or indeed in any aspect of the US military in his entire life. The Waiting baboon.
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He's on FaceBook. So a friend told me . . .I'm currently nearly finished reading Bloody Belfast by Ken Wharton. Does anyone know if he posts on this site? I served with the RB in Londonderry and there are a couple of inaccuracies in the section on Strabane that I would like to contact him about. Otherwise, it's an excellent book - I never spent much time in Belfast and it was a real eyeopener for me.
Just finished watching the latest edition of Bettany's Greek Odyssey - BH the Nigella of ancient history programmes.I am halfway through the “Greek Myths” by Robert Graves. I bought this as a two-part Folio society issue years ago and was untouched until now. Needs must.
The prompt to add this is the recent show led by Bettany Hughes (you guys know the one).
How the Hellenes (roughly described) ordered their world, and made sense of it, is interesting. There is of course, cattle rustling, abduction and sleeping it off in glades.
Graves’ notes are included with his enquiries into Celtic, Egyptian and Palestinian mythology, among others.
Were they trying to scam assistance?At the time, the US embassy in Cambodia in particular was getting a lot of visits by alleged veterans, so much so that the Military Attaché had to come up with a series of ‘boat house’ type questions. Many of the visitors were outed as walts this way.