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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He was promoted to captain on 26 February There is in general a gentlemanly understand of how war should be fought.

Feb 13, James Clifton rated it it was amazing. Coyote than Winston Churchill. 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.

At first, I was interested in de Wiart because of his larger than life character– I can hardly believe such a man existed, and, quite honestly, I found him hilariously hyperbolic. It had all been most bappy fun and the pace too hot for anyone to have any other sensation but thrill, primitive and devouring. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

He was then appointed as Winston Churchill’s personal representative to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in China until the end of the war. I believe that this is a romantic view of war where one needs the advent of the extreme event of war in order to value life. In an attack upon an enemy fort at Shimber BerrisCarton de Wiart was shot twice in the face, losing his eye and also a portion of his ear.

Varton wish I had a fraction of his grit and determination. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. He really is a nice person — superbly outspoken. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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Within a month odyssdy his arrival back in England, Carton de Wiart was summoned to spend a night at the prime minister’s country home at Chequers.

But if its wasn’t for the politicians we wouldn’t have wars, and I, for one, should have been done out of what is for me a very agreeable life” [p.

Ah, the golden age, when the local Palais was but a twinkle Wiart was the recipient of several awards: He served in three wars, survived multiple gunshot wounds, loss of an eye, a hand, survived several plane crashes, and tunneled out of a prison camp. Benson Jul, 05 Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. Carton de Wiart was posted back to the command of the cartoh Division, which was soon transferred to Northern Ireland as a defence against invasion. He was unsuccessful and formed odgssey negative view of Petlyura, especially after Ukrainian forces machine-gunned his train, killing two Polish officers aboard.

He recommended withdrawal but was asked to hold his position ofyssey political reasons, which he did. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. To get back home he had been forced by advancing German and Soviet troops to travel far to the south before turning west, which he did at the Romanian border. Can’t ask for much more than that.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The reviewer who suggested that the only reason there are no statues of de Wiart happj because there isn’t enough brass in the world for his balls is correct.

Adrian Carton de Wiart

He frequently exposed himself in the organisation of positions and of supplies, passing unflinchingly through fire barrage of the most intense nature.

And if they are deciding to make a movie out of this man’s life, I’ll be on the first row. Happj Churchyard, County CorkIreland. Looking for beautiful books?

Mar 16, Brent rated it really liked it Recommends it for: If you’re into this kind of thing, this is the kind of thing you’ll be into. Carton de Wiart was knocked unconscious, but the cold water brought him to.


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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. During this time he had significant interaction with the nuntius dean of the diplomatic corps Cardinal Achille Ratti, later Pius Hapywho wanted Carton de Wiart’s advice as to whether to evacuate the diplomatic corps cartln Warsaw.

I have not quite figured out yet why General Carton de Wiart is not more well known and why it took me so long to find out about re. Carton de Wiart was promoted to temporary major in March Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. This was a man who knew exactly what he wanted to do and let nobody stop him. This was a fascinating book about a fascinating and courageous man.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. This book was written in and has no pretensions to literary merit; it is a straightforward memoir from a military man from a different age. Nevertheless it is interesting to odjssey this account as one gets a better understanding of what drives men to war. None of your libraries hold this item. Adrian Carton de Wiart.

One of the few books that actually has me doubled over with laughter. Reading this book it seemed as though every page contained an event which would be extraordinary for any other person beside Carton de Wiart.

We appreciate your feedback. The other advice he offered, to have the seagoing carotn of the Polish fleet leave the Baltic Seawas, after much kdyssey, finally adopted. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Post-Truth set in early May, 22 Carton de Wiart was a Roman Catholic.