His Second War

His Second War

by Alec Waugh
     
 
Alec Waugh, who served in the last war as a regular army officer, was recalled to his regiment in September 1939. After a few months of regimental duties he has filled a succession of Junior Staff appointment, with the B.E.F. in France, in London during the Blitz, with the M.E.F in Syria and Egypt and latterly with the Persia and Iraq command. This book is the

Overview

Alec Waugh, who served in the last war as a regular army officer, was recalled to his regiment in September 1939. After a few months of regimental duties he has filled a succession of Junior Staff appointment, with the B.E.F. in France, in London during the Blitz, with the M.E.F in Syria and Egypt and latterly with the Persia and Iraq command. This book is the narrative of his four years in khaki. It makes no attempt to be sensational, but the range and variety of those experiences have provided ample scope for that capacity to convey character, atmosphere and landscape which has made Alec Waugh so popular a novelist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448211081
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Alec Waugh was born in London in 1898 and educated at Sherborne Public School, Dorset. Waughs first novel, The Loom of Youth (1917), is a semi-autobiographical account of public school life that caused some controversy at the time and led to his expulsion; Waugh was the only boy ever to be expelled from The Old Shirburnian Society.

Despite setting this questionable record, Waugh went on to become the successful author of over 50 works, and lived in many exotic places throughout his life, many of which became the settings for future texts. He was also a noted wine connoisseur and campaigned to make the cocktail party a regular feature of 1920s social life. Waugh died in 1981.
Alec Waugh, 1898-1981, was a British novelist born in London and educated at Sherborne Public School, Dorset. Waughs first novel, The Loom of Youth (1917), is a semi-autobiographical account of public school life that caused some controversy at the time and led to his expulsion. Waugh was the only boy ever to be expelled from The Old Shirburnian Society.

Despite setting this record, Waugh went on to become the successful author of over 50 works, and lived in many exotic places throughout his life which later became the settings for some of his texts. He was also a noted wine connoisseur and campaigned to make the cocktail party a regular feature of 1920s social life.

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