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Denis Forman
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To Reason Why

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 25th 1993 by Abacus (first published August 1st 1992)
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Martin Samuels
This is an unusual autobiography, as in many ways the lead character is someone other than the author. Although this book is the second volume in Forman's autobiography, covering his experiences during the Second World War, it's main purpose is to describe the time Forman spent with Lionel Wigram.

Wigram was a key figure in the establishment and development of battle drill, and was Chief Instructor of the Battle School (later the School of Infantry) at Barnard Castle. Having achieved a leading r
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James Kemp
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This is more than just an infantry officer's memoir. Denis Forman was closely involved in the Battle School movement that transformed the British Army's infantry training during the second world war. He then went on to serve alongside Lionel Wigram (the primary proponent and intellectual leader of the Battle School movement) in Italy. The story is as much about Lionel Wigram as it is about Denis Forman himself.

However one of the stand out pieces for me is the honest treatment of how men deal wi
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Sir Denis Forman was the British Director (1949–1954) and later Chair (1971–1973) of The British Film Institute.

Educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, Forman had a distinguished military career during the war before moving into the film and television industry. He was Director (1949-1954) and later Chair (1971-1973) of The British Film Institute.[1] He was Chairman and Managing Director of Grana
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