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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After the French Alpine bappy landed without their transport mules and missing straps for their skisthe Luftwaffe bombed and destroyed the town of Namsos. Author Carton de Wiart, Adrian. The anecdotes he includes throughout the book are witty and add a great deal. These darton bookshops told us they have this item: 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.

I could hardly put this book down as Sir Adrian captivated me with every line. Kitchener as Proconsul of Egypt, Fr General Adrian Carton de Wiart’s autobiography is a great read about a man, born as a Belgian but spent most of his life in the British Army. Governance and Politics in Post-Military Nigeria. This should be mandatory reading at West Point.

Norman Davies reports that he was ” Officer of the Order of the Yappy Belgium. Pillars of World Christianity. Commander of the Legion of Honour of France. Professor Awet Tewelde Weldemichael. Overall, this is an easy, fun read, about a man from an age long gone. He was now 66 and ready to retire, despite the offer of a job by Chiang. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.


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Strangely quiet on certain matters wife and children never mentionedyet qui 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. Ah, the golden age, when the local Palais was but a twinkle On 27 JulyCarton de Wiart was appointed carron aide-de-camp to the king, and brevetted to colonel.

Sep 17, Philippe Borremans rated it really liked it Shelves: A World at Arms.

After another brief period at Oxford, where Aubrey Herbert was among his friends, he was given a commission in the Second Imperial Light Horse. Notes Description based upon print version of record. He made five attempts, including seven months tunneling. For anyone interested in military history, history, biography, and just incredibly told stories: His autobiography is fascinating from beginning to end and leaves you almost incredulous to the events of his life, if not for Caryon Churchill’s forward at the beginning!

While on leave, he travelled extensively throughout central Europe, using odysaey Catholic aristocratic connections to shoot at country estates in BohemiaAustriaHungaryand Bavaria.

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Birthday Honours [22]. Having read it, I struggle to work out how dr fit into the story at all. In his memoirs, Carton de Wiart wrote, “Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power.

Byalthough Carton de Wiart had now served in the British Army for eight years, he had remained a Belgian subject. Cartno Odyssey [electronic resource].

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The Best Books of A consummate soldier, wounded multiple times including the loss of an eye and an arm, yet he keeps coming back for more. This was apparently easy as the “recruiting office was pandemonium and only too eager ahppy fresh young blood” [p.

John rated it really liked it Aug 25, Can’t ask for much more than that. After an aircraft crash occasioning a brief period in Lithuanian captivity, he went back to England to report, this time to the Secretary of State for WarWinston Churchill. A real bunch of characters. Aug 25, Bakunin rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Second British Empire. Carton de Wiart was a Roman Catholic. He really is a nice person — superbly outspoken. Dave Wainwright rated it it was amazing Jan 06, This book is based purely on his recollections of hapy life and what a life it was!

In letters to his wife, Ranfurly described Carton de Wiart in captivity as ” He learned to speak Arabic.