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Where the Hell Have You Been?: Monty, Italy and One Man's Incredible Escape by [Carver, Tom]
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An utterly compelling account of how one POW kept his identity secret from the Nazis and evaded capture, relying on the bravery and kindness of strangers. A terrific read. --Andy McNab

One man's extraordinary odyssey of escape
through wartime Italy: riveting and remarkable. --Ben Macintyre, author of Agent Zigzag

Tom Carver's excellent book gives us a better understanding why our most well known World War II General was the complex man he was --General the Lord Guthrie, Chief of the Defence Staff, 1997-2001

An escape story in the finest English tradition. Beautifully written and poignant to the end - deserves to become an instant classic --David Loyn, BBC Foreign Affairs Correspondent

This account of Monty's step-son's exploits in the Second World War is a gem. It reminds one of the gallantry and devotion to duty of a generation that has nearly left us. --Patrick Cordingley, Commander of the Desert Rats, Iraq

About the Author

Tom Carver was a long-time foreign correspondent with the BBC. He was latterly the BBC's Washington Correspondent and continues to live in Washington working as a writer and consultant. He is the step-grandson of Field Marshal Montgomery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5756 KB
  • Print Length: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Short Books (22 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EGWDTBU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #266,851 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fantastic read.
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Ok a good read
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Delivered promptly and in excellent condition. I bought it after reading a review of it in the sunday times.
Not read it yet but feel it will be a very good story.
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Really enjoyable. Part touching biography, part boys own Second World War story. Where The Hell Have You Been sheds new light on the character and career of Monty from a wholly original angle. Highly recommended.
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A fantastic yarn in its own right, this book is so enriched by the often poignant family narrative that the author weaves in and around the main escape story . A journey of discovery by the author delivers wholesome justice to the memory of his father who like so many of his generation were reluctant and modest heroes. We owe them so much
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I couldn't put it down. A thoroughly engaging story of a man captured during the desert campaign of WWII, his incarceration by the Italians and his trek down through Italy after the Italian surrender until he reached the allied lines. Coincidentally, he was Montgomery's stepson. It also describes how the Italian peasants helped him and other allied "escapees" in spite of strong and brutal German forces. Especially poignant when describing his and his helpers' efforts to make contact long after the end of the war.
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Not sure how to rightly describe Where The Hell Have You Been? Sometimes feels like a book about General Montgomery. Sometimes feels like a son's book to his father (both in terms of the author writing to his father - and Richard Carver writing about his step-father, Monty). Can rightly say though that book is superbly researched and well written - and different aspects and voices in book make Where The Hell Have You Been? greater than the sum of its parts.
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Very enjoyable book. Part history book - detailing his father's escape from a POW camp - and part personal memoir, it is a touching and enlightening account.

Well worth reading by all those interested in Montgomery, or in POW escapes, or in all of our relationships with our fathers.

Recommended.

BW
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