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To The Last Round,
This review is from: To the Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea 1951 (Hardcover)
Andrew Salmon's book 'To The Last Round' makes gripping reading. I served in Korea during the final stages of the conflict, just prior to the cease fire but I never really appreciated the trauma of the situation but the book brought it all home to me. I think it was the matter-of-fact comments of the squaddies that make it so real. The book should be compulsory reading for all those that whinge about the cost of the armed forces
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Initial post: 24 Jan 2011 19:30:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2011 19:31:45 GMT
P. J. Clarke says:
Well said sir! The British Crown forces have been starved of sufficient funding since the end of the Cold War. Politicians, most of whom have never worn the Queen's uniform, would much rather spend Tax Payers money on our 'army' of teenage single mothers. Free housing, benefits galore etc etc. Disgraceful. Thank you for the service you gave in Korea- RESPECT. The British soldiers who fought that war were Ventis Secundis- SECOND TO NONE!
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2014 14:32:33 GMT
I agree with your sentiment, though on a minor point, nulli secundus is the Latin you're thinking of, if you want 'second to none'. Ventis secundis means with favourable winds, and was the motto of the battlecruiser HMS Hood.
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 20:16:35 GMT
Mr. D. R. Goodman says:
You are absolutely right, sir. I was born just before this battle, so knew nothing about it. But I have always had the greatest admiration for people like you, who fought for their country. I have asked myself whether I could have done it. While I like to think I would, the thought of it is terrifying. So, thank you sir, and I share your anger at those who complain about the cost of our wonderful armed forces.
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