It's the autobiographical novels that tell it how it was - warts and all. This is what the British Army really got up to in Belize! British Army on the Rampage is a down-to-earth, witty account of a humble British soldier on his tour of duty in the Carribean country of Belize in 1982. It is the first military account of this operational tour, detailing how the task was carried out by an individual and a 'team of lunatics', under difficult and sometimes stressful conditions. It takes more than training, education, teamwork and leadership to make it through a squaddie's working day. B.A.O.R. proves that sometimes, it is only with sheer determination, camaraderie and a sense of belonging to the 'military family' that pulls soldiers through the difficult times they often face. The book is filled with humorous anecdotes, including the accidental destruction of the warden's new hut with a grenade launcher, the export of frozen tarantulas, windsurfing with bull-sharks, biting the heads off chickens, insulting the memory of Bob Marley, causing a riot, breaking a toe on a frog and the near-death experience of a dislocated finger...Along with the author's account of this operation, B.A.O.R. also includes an analysis of the balance between patriotism, professionalism and sheer lunacy. Humorous and honest, it will appeal to serving, ex-services and veteran armed forces personnel, and those who enjoy military history and are interested in the British Army.
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Sean Connolly is a fifty-one year old ex-British soldier and a first-time local author who was recently inspired by the birth of his son to write. He joined the British Army in 1978 at the age of 16 and continued his service for fifteen years before leaving and settling down in his home town of Southport.
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Book Description Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014-02-03, Kibworth Beauchamp, 2014. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781783062928
Book Description Troubador Publishing, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 624 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1783062924