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Soldier blue: A memoir Paperback – 15 Apr 2008

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  • Paperback: 410 pages
  • Publisher: David Philip Publishers (15 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 086486714X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0864867148
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,799,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sometimes you can't choose your own battles. A memoir of coming of age in Rhodesia explores the author's experiences as a young conscript caught up in the bush war of the late 1970s. This is a compelling, touching and often humorous account of growing up in a straitlaced, racist society and the absurdity of fighting for a dying regime. The ugliness of the conflict, the trauma of transformation, the agonies of conscience of the writer, the beauty of the landscape: all are captured here in brilliant detail. Threading through the narrative is the story of Williams' obsessive infatuation with the enigmatic, sharp-tongued Bianca Pennefather, who leads him on a painful emotional and spiritual journey. Looming over this fragile world is the grotesque experience of the battlefield, where young soldiers like Paul Williams inexorably shed their illusions and lost their youth.


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