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John Verney

Going to the Wars: A Journey in Various Directions (Paperback)

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<p><b>&quot;Delightful reading.&quot;―<i>The Economist</i></b></p> <p><b>&quot;This book is unclassifiable: commentary, autobiography, satire by turns: but it is wholly readable, wholly successful. The author stands spokesman for a whole generation.&quot;―<i>Daily Telegraph</i></b></p> <p>&quot;My brother officers. Are they human?&quot; Thus reads the first journal entry of twenty-three-year-old John Verney, graduate of Eton and Oxford, lover of modern art and literature, who has, almost on a whim, joined a part-time cavalry regiment of the British Army in 1937. At the outbreak of World War II two years later, Verney arrives in the Middle East and there learns, almost in spite of himself, to be a soldier. In 1943, he becomes a parachutist and leads a &quot;drop&quot; into Sardinia to attack German airfields. His adventures there--two weeks wandering through enemy territory, his capture, and his eventual escape--are brilliantly told. </p> <p>Woven into the fabric of this narrative of a young man growing reluctantly to maturity and coming to terms with military life, are Verney's thoughts and feelings about his wife, Lucinda, and the child he has never seen, and his longing to return to them.</p>

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"Delightful reading."―The Economist

"This book is unclassifiable: commentary, autobiography, satire by turns: but it is wholly readable, wholly successful. The author stands spokesman for a whole generation."―Daily Telegraph

"My brother officers. Are they human?" Thus reads the first journal entry of twenty-three-year-old John Verney, graduate of Eton and Oxford, lover of modern art and literature, who has, almost on a whim, joined a part-time cavalry regiment of the British Army in 1937. At the outbreak of World War II two years later, Verney arrives in the Middle East and there learns, almost in spite of himself, to be a soldier. In 1943, he becomes a parachutist and leads a "drop" into Sardinia to attack German airfields. His adventures there--two weeks wandering through enemy territory, his capture, and his eventual escape--are brilliantly told.

Woven into the fabric of this narrative of a young man growing reluctantly to maturity and coming to terms with military life, are Verney's thoughts and feelings about his wife, Lucinda, and the child he has never seen, and his longing to return to them.

"My brother officers. Are they human?" Thus reads the first journal entry of twenty-three-year-old John Verney, graduate of Eton and Oxford, lover of modern art and literature, who has, almost on a whim, joined a part-time cavalry regiment of the British Army in 1937. At the outbreak of World War II two years later, Verney arrives in the Middle East and there learns, almost in spite of himself, to be a soldier. In 1943, he becomes a parachutist and leads a "drop" into Sardinia to attack German airfields. His adventures there--two weeks wandering through enemy territory, his capture, and his eventual escape--are brilliantly told.

Woven into the fabric of this narrative of a young man growing reluctantly to maturity and coming to terms with military life, are Verney's thoughts and feelings about his wife, Lucinda, and the child he has never seen, and his longing to return to them.

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Publisher
Paul Dry Books
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
250
Author
John Verney
Title
Going to the Wars: A Journey in Various Directions
ISBN-13
9781589881310
Publication Date
January, 2019
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
1589881311

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