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Brasso, Blanco And Bull: Hilarious and Affectionate Reminiscences of Army Life in the 1950s

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A humorous and affectionate story of one man's National Service days. Two million young men did National Service between the end of World War II and 1963. Many loved it, some hated it, but the service left a profound impression on them all, and for most this has lasted a lifetime.
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Published May 1st 2000 by Constable & Robinson
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Chris Steeden
Apologies Tony for the two stars and this is only due to the fact that I think this book would be better received by someone that actually partook in National Service. In-fact I would highly recommend it to anyone that did as I am sure it would bring back some good, fond and bad memories.
Ray Melville
Easy read, good humoured and in places outright funny. Well worth a look.
Matt
Really enjoyed this book makes a refreshing change to read an honest and often humorous account of the military machine from training to leaving. He had captured squady humour perfectly and it appears very little has changed from the 50's through to now.
Thoroughly recommend this as an insure into what the nation servicemen went through and for a funny view on what army life is like!!!
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Tony Thorne MBE, a Chartered Design Engineer, built up a research and development company in Kent, England. Its eventual worldwide commercial success led to him being awarded the MBE by the Queen. Now retired, he writes speculative, science and fantasy, fiction and has published over fifteen collections of short stories, including the award winning TENERIFE TALL TALES trilogy, and MACABRE TALES. A ...more
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