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. Happy Odyssey by Adrian Carton de Sir Wiart, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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He was intended for the law, but abandoned his studies at Balliol College, Oxford, in to serve as a trooper in the South African War. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It has something of the stiff upper lip quality to it combined with an absence of any sort of moralizing so common today.

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Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Rather magnanimously, we offered the Dervishes their lives if they would surrender, but our generous gesture brought forth a still brighter volley of rudery as to our parentage.

Carton de Wiart was promoted to temporary major in Re Post-Truth set in early May, 22 A consummate soldier, cartpn multiple times including the loss of an eye and an arm, yet he keeps coming back for more. There were a number of senior officer prisoners here due to the successes achieved by Rommel in North Africa early in Cities of the World. Happy Odyssey [electronic resource].


Author Carton de Wiart, Adrian. Mrs M L Cranston rated it liked it Dec 27, If you made up Carton de Wiart’s story, no editor would publish such a fantasy. Ironically, Carton de Wiart had been approved for repatriation due to his disability, but notification arrived after his escape.

I have not quite figured out yet why General Carton de Wiart is not more well known and why it took me so long to find out about him. He was a great one for country sports too, hunting, fishing and shooting. No trivia or quizzes yet. Although I would disagree with him in many political and theological ways, his opinions are quite interesting.

Nevertheless it is interesting to read this account as one gets a better understanding of what drives men to war. Africa and the New World Era.

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When his Short Sunderland flying boat landed, it was attacked by adran German fighter and his aide was wounded and had to be evacuated. 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. The next hit was in my elbow, and I plucked a large but not too damaging splinter from it. When the Poles won the war, the British Military Mission was wound up.

Not recommended for a general audience, but if you think you’d enjoy it then you probably will.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. The Best Books of If you’re even a little interested in the late 19th and first half of the 20th century and military history, this is a must read. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Overall, this is an easy, fun read, about a man from an age long gone. Notes Description based upon print version of record. After 15 years, Carton de Wiart’s Polish peaceful life was interrupted by the looming war, when he was recalled in July and appointed to his old job, as head of the British Military Mission to Poland.


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Views Read Edit View history. Jan 06, Chloe rated it really liked it. To get back home he had been forced by advancing German and Soviet troops to travel far adrrian the south before turning west, which he did at the Romanian border. I could almost start it over and read it again right wizrt Summary Adrian Carton de Wiart’s autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs.

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When in Cairo, he took the opportunity to renew his acquaintance with Hermione, Countess of Ranfurlythe wife of his friend from prisoner-of-war days, Dan Ranfurly. We appreciate your feedback. Victory Medal United Kingdom.