Book Competition - The Manner of Men

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  1. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    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.
  2. I'm not saying ;)
  3. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    I'm in he cried, Justin said she
  4. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    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:
    Sluice Dweller

    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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