To Reason Why

Denis Forman

 
Date Published :
October 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 pages of photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781844157921
Pages : 220
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Denis Forman insisted from infancy on reasoning why. At the beginning of this book he has stopped doing so. But history comes crashing down on what promised to be tremendously enjoyable way of life, and World War Two begins. Denis is soon joining his regiment, and, in circumstances of high comedy, he reverts with a vengeance to asking awkward questions. They add up to this: why, when he and his colleagues are about to fight in World War Two, are they being trained to fight in World War One, not to say the Battle of Waterloo? At Barnard Castle there is a Battle School where a man called Lionel Wigram is answering all the right questions in the right way. Denis determines to get there, and does. Training becomes thrillingly relevant, and Wigram becomes his friend as well as his mentor. They meet again in Italy, where the Eighth Army is edging its painful way northwards. Lionel is in disgrace. He wrote a report (printed at the end of this book) to which General Montgomery took exception, has been demoted and is in despair. He recovers his spirits, however, when he starts organizing a mini-battle-school behind the lines, and eventually is put in charge of "Wigforce", a private army of Italian partisans. The story of Wigforce is told in detail, up to its bitter end.

About The Author
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Sir Denis Forman was born in 1917 at Cragielands in Dumfries, and was educated at Loretto and Cambridge. He worked in the arts for many years, culminating in the appointment to Chairman and Managing Director of Granada Television, and then the directorship of the Royal Opera House. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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