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DESERTION [Kindle Edition]

Colin Demét
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Book Description

Northern Ireland 1971
The true story of a soldier's discontent and desertion.
‘I did not join the army to be part of the abuse and killing of innocent civilians’.
Caught, taken hostage by the I.R.A.
7 years Maximum Security.
This is a true story which has been written to portray and to share the experience of what it was like for soldiers and civilians on the streets of Belfast during the time period of what has become to be known as Bloody Sunday. A teenage soldier finds himself trapped in a chain of events beyond his control.
The regiment is sent to Flax Street Mill in the Ardoyne area of Belfast on a four month tour of duty. The book describes the interactions between British soldiers and civilians, and includes rioting, street patrols, searches (of homes and civilians), the beating-up of innocent civilians, and indiscriminate shooting. Soldiers' reaction to Bloody Sunday are also highlighted and Colin's decision to desert the British army is now confirmed.
Within minutes of his desertion from Flax Street Mill, Colin is pursued, trapped and taken hostage to a house by the I.R.A. A vote is taken by the I.R.A. as to whether he should live or die. The vote is overruled by one person in Colin's favour. He is then transported to Dublin.
Events in Dublin are described; including newspaper reports and TV coverage.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 555 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Demét Studio; 1 edition (17 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,408 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage 15 Dec. 2013
By graham
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Poorly written, very biased on Irish Republican propaganda.
Total rubbish, waste of 99p. If this guy's a writer as he claims to be he will starve to death.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Same book? 3 May 2014
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I am sure I read this book under a different title some time ago? As with the other reviewers, I found it rather over-dramatic and felt the writer was making excuses for the path he took. If everything he said in his book was true, why haven't we heard of his incredible journey of survival without him having to write about it himself. Sorry if sounding sceptical but this reads more like a novel than a true story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! 23 Jan. 2015
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Riveting read, you must read this book!
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