Quartered Safe Out Here

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jun 28, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages

‘There is no doubt that [Quartered Safe Out Here] is one of the great personal memoirs of the Second World War’ John Keegan

Life and death in Nine Section, a small group of hard-bitten and (to modern eyes) possibly eccentric Cumbrian borderers with whom the author, then nineteen, served in the last great land campaign of World War II, when the 17th Black Cat Division captured a vital strongpoint deep in Japanese territory, held it against counter-attack and spearheaded the final assault in which the Japanese armies were, to quote General Slim, “torn apart”.

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User Review  - larryerick - LibraryThing

This book immediately grabbed my attention by introducing itself, quite lucidly, with a discussion of personal memory and its notoriously complex relationship with facts. Long ago, I had been schooled ... Read full review

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User Review  - MasseyLibrary - LibraryThing

military memoir of World War II written by the author of The Flashman Papers series of novels. describes in graphic and memorable detail Fraser's experiences as a 19-year-old private in The Border ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

The author of the famous Flashman Papers, George MacDonald Fraser has worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada. In addition to his novels he has also written numerous films, most notably The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and the James Bond film, Octopussy.

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