Happy Odyssey has ratings and 25 reviews. Nick said: Adrian Carton de Wiart s autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs. He was . Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May . the war correspondent Anthony Loyd (born ). In his memoirs, Happy Odyssey, Carton de Wiart makes no reference to his wife or daughters. Read “Happy Odyssey” by Adrian Carton de Wiart with Rakuten Kobo. Adrian Carton de Wiart’s autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs.
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Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Although I would disagree with him in many political and theological ways, his opinions are quite interesting. I learner a lot about an amazing man. For anyone interested in military history, history, biography, and just incredibly told stories: In an attack upon an enemy fort at Shimber BerrisCarton de Wiart was shot twice in the face, losing his eye and also a portion of his ear. The naval attack on Trondheim, the reason for the Namsos landing, did not happen and his troops were exposed without guns, transport, air cover, or skis in a foot and a half of snow.
His view of death was also of interest as well as his sense of pride.
Happy Odyssey by Adrian Carton de Wiart
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Paperbackpages. At first, I was interested in de Wiart because of his larger than life character– I can hardly believe such a man existed, and, quite honestly, I found him hilariously hyperbolic. His old friend, Richard O’Connor, had escaped from the Italian prisoner-of-war camp and was now in command of British troops in eastern India.
Nov 07, Jonathan rated it it was amazing. Views Read Edit View history. In his memoirs, Happy OdysseyFarton de Wiart makes no reference to his wife or daughters.
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He eventually went to Oxford but decided that it was not for him so he enlisted in the army even though he was underage.
Victory Medal United Kingdom. On 13 September of that year, he took the oath of allegiance to Edward VII and was formally naturalised as a British subject. Not recommended for a general audience, but if you think you’d enjoy it then you probably will. Pervading the book is a passion and appreciation of great men and women, nature, and physical activity.
I think that one of the great things about this memoir is that there’s no sense of anticlimax during the portions of his memoir that are combat free.
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It often spilled over into recklessness, though his numerous wounds halpy no deterrent. Nevertheless it is interesting to read this account as one gets a better understanding of what drives men to war. White Women Captives in North Africa. I was determined to fight and I didn’t mind who or what. Jan 16, Anwen rated it really liked it. The thrill of it.
But never, even in the innermost recesses of my mind, had I contemplated being taken prisoner” [p. Would you like us to take another look at this review?
Killinardish Churchyard, County CorkIreland. Can’t help but think that this was in some way an inspiration for George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman series. A life -affirming and amusing read. But there was more to Carton de Wiart than his mad, buccaneering streak: Carton de Wiart retired in Octoberwith the honorary rank of lieutenant-general. World War, — Personal narratives, English. You submitted the following rating and review. Ironically, Carton de Wiart had been approved for repatriation due to his disability, but notification arrived after his escape.
His command of the English language was staggering and I found much to my own chagrin that I had to have a dictionary perpetually at hand as new words popped up. Please review your cart. Nov 17, Tara Fitzgerald rated it liked it. OK, this is not “literature” as such, it has been written by a real soldier and it is a biography He was wounded numerous times and dd one of his eyes, part of an ear, and his left hand which he pulled a few of the fingers off himself because the carron refused to remove.
There were a number of senior officer prisoners here due to the successes achieved by Rommel in North Africa early in