Book Competition - The Manner of Men

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Colonel Stuart Tootal has written this book about the life of 9 PARA. It is a warts 'n all account of the battalion, how it trained and what actions it took part in. Joker62 went along to listen to a talk given by Col Tootal and his account of that can be found here.

There are 5 copies to be won and to get your hands on one just complete the entry form correctly and you are in with a chance. Entry form can be found here.


Competition runs until Sunday 26th May at about midday.
 

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Winners and Answers - A MANNER OF MEN

Comp closed and winners drawn. I was really surprised with the number who got Q2 incorrect, even after a huge clue! Anyhoo, winners are:
Joker62
Ss9167
Sluice Dweller
ancienturion
RezzaDue

Congrats to them and I will be sending off emails to ask for details.


The answers!

Q1 - 9 PARA were formed from 10th Bn The Essex Regiment (100% of entries right)
Q2 - in order of CO-ship Lt Col Lindsay came before Lt Col Ottway - indeed Ottway is accused of engineering Lindsay's demise - read the book for more intrigue! (58.8% of entries right!)
Q3 - 9 PARA's D-Day objective was "Merville Battery" (100% of entries right)

Well done to those who got all 3 questions correct and especially to those who won, a bit more reading for those who got Q2 wrong, and buying this fine book may help that ! :-D
 

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