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 marched up to the guards, saluted vigorously, before informing them in parade ground fashion in each of the half-dozen languages he spoke that there were three sorts of Romanians: He served in Africa, India, Europe, Poland and China, and met a ‘who’s who’ of world leaders along the way.

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During that time, he helped plan several elaborate wiadt plans with his fellow prisoners mainly generals and did end up escaping, but was recaptured about ten days later. 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. They were packed up by the Soviets and stored in the Minsk Museumbut destroyed by the Germans in later fighting.

Jan 16, Anwen rated it really liked it. A life -affirming and amusing read. The next hit was in my elbow, and I plucked a large but not too damaging splinter from it. Indian Doctors in Kenya, After hppy years, Carton de Wiart’s Polish peaceful life was interrupted by the looming war, when he was recalled in July and appointed to his old job, as head of the British Military Mission to Poland.

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Happy Odyssey by Adrian Carton de Wiart

Byalthough Carton de Wiart had now served in the British Army for eight years, he had remained a Belgian subject. 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. Definitely one of the most badass soldiers ever. As his accommodation in China was not ready, Carton de Wiart spent time in India gaining an understanding of the situation in China, especially being briefed by a genuine tai-panJohn Keswickhead of the great China trading empire Jardine Carrton.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The death of his Irish mother when he was six prompted his father to move the family to Cairo so his father could practise at Egypt’s mixed courts.

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He was intended for the law, but abandoned his studies at Balliol College, Oxford, in to serve as a trooper in the South African War. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Wjart learner a lot about an amazing man. His enthusiasm was that of pdyssey true sportsman. After three other battalion Commanders had become casualties, he controlled their commands, and ensured that the ground won was maintained at all costs.

For lack of a better word, I can think of few books so honest.

This is a fascinating book about a remarkable life. I wish I had a fraction of his grit and determination.

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It is now on the border between Belarus and Ukraine. But by the time I got back to camp I was in bad ldyssey, my eye very painful, and I was practically blind. No trivia or quizzes yet. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Carton de Wiart was to accompany an Italian negotiator, General Giacomo Zanussi, to Lisbon to meet Allied contacts to negotiate the surrender. Inat the age of 71, he married Ruth Myrtle Muriel Joan McKechnie, a divorcee known as Joan Sutherland, 23 years his junior born in lateshe died 13 January at the wirat of No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

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The reviewer who suggested that the only reason there are no statues of de Odysseh is because there isn’t enough brass in the world for his balls is correct.

Finally he was sent home as a peace offering during the time the Italians were negotiating an Armistice with the British. They were being attacked by German ski troops, machine gunned and bombed from the air, and the German Navy was landing troops to his rear. Other links Excerpt at https: While out on his observation train, he was attacked by a group of Red cavalry, and fought them off with his revolver from the footplate of his train, at one point falling on the track and re-boarding quickly.

The only reason why I can think of statues not being built for this man is that there’s not enough brass in the world for this man’s balls. This is the latest accepted revisionreviewed on 4 December To me war and politics seem bad mixers, like port and champagne. In his memoirs he said “I think I shot every day of those 15 years I spent in the marshes and the pleasure never palled”.

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