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Brasso, Blanco and Bull [Kindle Edition]

Tony Thorne
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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The comedy classic of life in National Service.

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When Tony Thorne first turned up for his medical in 1956 he had little idea of the adventures he would face and the people he would encounter over the next two years in service. Brasso, Blanco & Bull is the hilarious account of life in National Service, where 23339788 Thorne faced the horrors of basic training, the boredom of the drill yard as well as the unforgettable camaraderie of the squad.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 337 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1841191787
  • Publisher: Constable (17 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005RYLTR2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,245 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly funny 4 Aug 2000
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Format:Paperback
This is without doubt the funniest book I have read for years and I wasn't even in the forces. I have given this book to several friends and they have all laughed. I laughed out loud continuously.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This must be the funniest book on any bookshelf. Thorne has an easy knack of painting authentic pictures of his service from those far off years. I served at a similar time and he brought so many memories flooding back. Anyone who has served must get a copy of this book and anyone who wants to have a good laugh should read it as well.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
I reside in Califonia but I was fortunate enough to be sent a copy of Brasso , Blanco and Bull by a friend in England who noted how funny it was and thought that I would enjoy the sense of humor displayed in the book. I was never in the sevice myself but I found myself chuckling out loud . I was so entertained that I ordered four more copies which I gave to friends, all of whom have fedback to me how funny they found the book . The humor is international and certainly not limited to those with a military background.I would strongly reccomend that you publish the book in the U S A as the self deprecating British humor, which is the essence of Brasso, Blanco and Bull, is very appealing to most americans .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gracious! what a story. 25 Dec 2013
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A full 5 stars from me on this one well done Tony on such a wonderful book. National service ended some 6 years before I left school however due to my many years of experience as a senior officer in the reserves l can fully relate to the experiences Tony speaks of, from desolate army camps to the camaraderie of a close knit team. The humour plays its part well and to the prospective reader I say enjoy, it's well worth the read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK - Nothing More ! 12 Sep 2012
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In my opinion, this book is rather over-hyped. It does indeed tell the tale, but more from a potential officers viewpoint than a typical "squaddies" rough & tumble account and THEIR unique humour. Reasonable, and with the occasional funny anecdote, but not the hilarious tales I was expecting ; ( I served 25 years as a soldier,the first years alongside National servicemen, and so was hoping for more than this book offered in the way of humorous military experiences). It was OK, but nothing more, hence my slight disappointment. JKW
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing and entertaining for an ex-soldier 12 Jun 2000
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Format:Paperback
As an ex-GI of the US Army, I read an early copy of the book and found that I identified by type most of the young commissioned officers and the older non-coms in the Brisitish Army with those I encountered in the same time frme. The book reads like Thorne talks, and it is obvious that his real "buddies" are the guys who endured the peace-time army with himj. It really brought back my memories, and those of several friends here in the Colonies who also read my copy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Lovely witty book about the goings on from the Training Camp to the long way up the ladder. Awkward lads being trained up to be the backbone of the Army.
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Good book, gives a good insight into what our fathers and grandfathers went through after the war, read it for a good laugh.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Didn't realise it was all about officers
Published 1 month ago by Donald Whittaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Eyes front
Being an ex serving soldier myself l can relate to this book. The friends and memories stay with you forever. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mick
5.0 out of 5 stars Conscripts Life after WW2
Fascinating
Published 2 months ago by Mr. O. D. Pickmere
3.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book
I enjoyed this book, but have to say that if you want to read about life in the national service, go and buy Leslie Thomas's Virgin Soldiers series
Published 3 months ago by Vincent
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Very interesting at the beginning but got boring later on.
Published 4 months ago by Annabelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Reminds me of my time in the forces
Published 4 months ago by Ron coleman
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it.
Very readable - and very human. Really enjoyed it.
Published 4 months ago by William Clifford
5.0 out of 5 stars this sOUnDs real
Unlike many stories of life in the services, this has the hallmarks of truth about it. Perhaps not the most riveting read, but interesting ninetheles
Published 5 months ago by Flightcrew
1.0 out of 5 stars Brasso Blanco and Bull
The book started great, thought this is going to be funny, alas our Squaddie went on a OTC, unfortunately the book lost steam and in the end became very boring as Officers were,. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Eileen Lay
5.0 out of 5 stars Brasso, Blanco and bull
Highly recommended.

to all who served in HM force, especially the army, at the time of National Service,.This book is a must.
Published 5 months ago by BROWN ALAN GEOFFREY
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