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on 18 July 2009
Well written, thoughtful, and readable, - and without bravado. This is (with Stuart Hill`s memoir) one of the better accounts of a young officer`s experience in the NW European 1944 to 1945. I particularly like Bellamy`s description of the occasion when he "ticked off" both his commanding officer (Col Cuthy Goulburn, 8 Hussars) and his brigadier (Brigadier Loonie Hinde 22 Amd Bd) for giving away the position of his camouflaged tank by walking up to it.
He got away with it -both men had a sense of humour, and were quite un-pompous. Also, of course, Bellamy was right. But, he was told by his adjutant "not to do it again!"