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A Military Miscellany: Wit and Wisdom from the Armed Forces Hardcover – 7 Nov 2013


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Elliott & Thompson (7 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909653349
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909653344
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 443,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

After serving in the British Army for ten years, Jeremy Archer now lives in London and works in the City. An enthusiastic historian, his first book, Home for Christmas, was an anthology of wartime Christmas extracts from 1777 to the present day. His second, Away at Christmas, looked at how the season was celebrated by some of the world's best-known explorers. His third, A Royal Christmas, investigated how the Royal family have celebrated Christmas day, from the Victorian era to the present day. Hugo Vickers described it as 'a rich achievement full of glorious anecdotes'.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John on 7 Dec. 2013
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As an ex-soldier myself I really enjoyed recalling so much that has been passed down from generation to generation in all parts of the military. The wonderful wisdom that reflects on shared experiences that are unique to those who serve in the armed forces and the amazing wit that keeps everyone sane, no matter how crazy the circumstances, both in peace and war. But this is a book whose appeal is not limited to those who have served. So much 'wit and wisdom', not to mention vocabulary, has been passed on to the wider world and it will appeal to a very wide audience. I know only too well how much soldiers whinge and gripe while serving, no matter the circumstances good or bad. Once released from their military duties, nearly all of them look back on those years as the best experiences of their lives. There is much in this book that provides some sort of narrative or explanation to that paradox.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Julian Winser on 7 Nov. 2013
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A must have for civilians who have either interfaced, or have to interface with ex or serving military. An excellent translation manual for the civi b******(one who has never served in the UK Armed Forces) and partial thesaurus for the enormous volume (a number similar to that of flip-flops owned by members of a large Far-Eastern country) of military acronyms and abbreviations.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Edward J. Walker on 4 Jan. 2014
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Than k yhlou fopr saending this book in vewry quick time. I enjoyed scanning the book as I nlknow many of the stories some of which have appeared elsewhere. Most grateful thank you. JW
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