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When the Fighting is Over: A Personal Story of the Battle for Tumbledown Mountain and Its Aftermath Paperback – 1 Nov 1990
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Robert should be a hero not only in Britain but a hero of mankind, survival and justice. Throughout life you learn of great accomplishments yet when a person survives the harrowing, physical and mental disfigurements of war nobody, it seems, wants to know. People like Robert are the real Conquerors of lifes' Everests. As the eye finds it difficult to accept what is before it, so the character of one must close that person out of its self centred world. It's a sad reflection on the society of today.So many politicians struggle to be the leaders of countries; here was a platoon leader acknowledging his responsibilities only to be ignored and deserted by those self righteous who sent the young off to war.
They say a true hero doesn't need to write a saga to convey the tials and tribulations, the accomplishments and achievements. This book definitely proves a lot can be said in a few words. If this book had only been written by Robert it would have had a greater reaction and a listing high in the memoirs of wartime success stories. On the other hand if the father had not written his contribution the full story would never have been known. The name dropping and throwing off people like a dirty rag are rather egotistical and abhorrent.
On the whole, however, this book should be recommended to anybody with an intest in modern warfare and especially to any one wishing to join the army of this "great" nation.
Excellent BBC adaptation 'Tumbledown' with Colin Firth is a visual presentation - also worth a watch
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