Motherless and sent to an orphanage by his out-of-work father, Tony Collins found the odds were stacked against him as he started life in the rough East End of London. But by joining the Royal Marines, Tony escaped into a new world, fraught with danger and tragedy, but also with the chance for love, friendship and success. Life wasn’t easy for Tony Collins as he grew up in the mean streets of the East End of London in the years before the Second World War. After his mother died when he was still only seven years old, his father, unable to hold down a job while coping alone with four young children, was forced to send them to an orphanage. But Tony came through the hardships and graduated with flying colours from the school of hard knocks, to head straight for a career as a commando with the Royal Marines. During a stint in Malta Tony fell head over heels for a local beauty, and after marrying her he soon began to regard the island as his home. He went on to rise rose through the ranks to become a warrant officer, turning down the opportunity to become a regimental sergeant major back in the UK because it would have meant uprooting his family from the island he had grown to love. The Cockney Commando is a heartwarming story of triumph in adversity and of challenges overcome through love and courage
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Book Description Mereo, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 246 pages. 8.00x5.00x0.56 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1909544612
Book Description Mereo, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1909544612