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Happy Odyssey has ratings and 25 reviews. Nick said: Adrian Carton de Wiart s autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs. He was . Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May . the war correspondent Anthony Loyd (born ). In his memoirs, Happy Odyssey, Carton de Wiart makes no reference to his wife or daughters. Read “Happy Odyssey” by Adrian Carton de Wiart with Rakuten Kobo. Adrian Carton de Wiart’s autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs.

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How to write a great review. Carton de Wiart, Adrian. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap ed plot.

Some opinions are jarring, but are very much of their time. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. There were several revealing instances which give the modern reader a picture of a premodern gentleman warrior.

For those of you who have never heard of lieutenant general Adrian Carton de Wiart I can say that “unkillable british soldier” perhaps comes closest to home. By his contemporaries, he was widely believed to be an illegitimate son of the King of the Belgians, Leopold II. What a fascinating life this man led. Looking through the footnotes and bibliography, I stumbled upon some information on his life and bare bones biography. In his memoirs, Carton de Wiart wrote, “Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable wiaet.


He eventually made it to England and into a hospital where he slowly recovered, happt the doctors also succeeded in extracting a large amount of shrapnel from his old wounds. Medium [electronic resource] Physical Description 1 online resource p. From all these affairs, Carton de Wiart developed a sympathy with the Poles and supported their claims to the eastern Galicia.

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But what a true wiaart Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Happy Odyssey by Adrian Carton de Hppy. Adrian Carton de Wiart. Strangely quiet on certain matters wife and children never mentionedyet quite frank about others, he reveals a self-deprecating side that is sensitive, intelligent, and loathe to mention in detail any of his greater achievements– for instance you’ll find no chapter or passage that mentions him receiving the Victoria Cross or just what he did to get it.

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He never saw the area again, but as he said ” Six Songs from Six Decades. Home This editionEnglish, Oyssey edition: Feb 20, Matthew Dambro rated it it was amazing. He born in Belgium son a nobleman but grew up in Egypt and was sent to school in England where he managed to fit in by his being great at sports.

Indeed, there are some elements he doesn’t even mention; for example he was married for forty years and had two children, yet his wife and family are not even mentioned in the book.

Carton de Wiart is a true hero of the old school, whose valour and sheer derring-do in the First World War and elsewhere put those of us generally desk-bound and daydreaming of freedom to shame.


I still do, I think. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Carton de Wiart’s home was a converted hunting lodge on an island, only a few miles from the Soviet border. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? November 13, Imprint: He was a great one for country sports too, hunting, fishing and shooting. Churchill informed him that he was to be sent to China as his personal representative.

He saw action in South Africa again, and on 14 September was given a regular commission as a second lieutenant in the 4th Dragoon Guards.

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Lloyd George was not sympathetic to Poland and, much to Carton de Wiart’s annoyance, Britain sent next dw no military supplies. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

General Adrian Carton de Wiart’s autobiography is a great read about a man, born as a Belgian but spent most of his life in the British Army.

GOC 61st Infantry Division — I often thought how different war was then compared to how it is now. Britain History Oddities People. He frequently exposed himself in the organisation odysey positions and of supplies, passing unflinchingly through fire barrage of the most intense nature. During this time he had significant interaction with the nuntius dean of the diplomatic corps Cardinal Achille Ratti, later Pius XIwho wanted Carton de Wiart’s advice as to whether to evacuate the diplomatic corps from Warsaw.