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No Memorial (Hardback)

Military P&S History

Imprint: Pen & Sword Military Classics
ISBN: 9780850520743
Published: 12th November 2011



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This is the story of a man who was wounded in Holland during the war and returned to consciousness to find that his right arm and leg were paralysed and that he was unable to speak. After a long struggle he not only won back most of his powers of moment and speech, but began to read for the bar. At the moment of triumph- just when he had passed the Final Examinations- he was diagnosed as suffering from tuberculosis. Long months of hospital and sanatorium life followed before he returned to the bar and set to work to refute the innumerable people who discouraged him. Then, finally, when he had succeeded into getting into Chambers, an attack of pleuritis carried him away for more treatment lasting over a year and cumulating in the removable of half a lung. Despite all this, he became a practicing barrister and ended as a judge. These bare facts show that here was a case of exceptionally bad luck colliding with an exceptionally courageous man, and this is the account of a fight fought without bitterness and with a great sense of humour. Easily, freshly and serenely told, though the story concerns pain and disappointment it is heartening, even exhilarating read.

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