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|Title:||Officers and Gentlemen (Sword of Honour series #2)|
|Publisher:||Chapman & Hall|
|Tags:||fiction, military, satire, war, World War II|
"Officers and Gentlemen" is the second novel in Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy (the first being "Men at Arms", the third being "Unconditional Surrender"), the author’s look at the Second World War recording the tumultuous wartime adventures of Guy Crouchback.
Fueled by idealism and eagerness to contribute to the war effort, Guy Crouchback becomes attached to a commando unit undergoing training on the Hebridean isle of Mugg, where the whisky flows freely and respect must be paid to the laird. But the comedy of Mugg is soon followed by the bitterness of Crete, where chaos reigns and a difficult evacuation must be accomplished.—Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Waugh, Evelyn (Arthur Evelyn St John)
Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh (28 October 1903—10 April 1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires Decline and Fall (1928) and A Handful of Dust (1934), the novel Brideshead Revisited (1945) and the Second World War trilogy Sword of Honour (1952–61). Waugh is recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the English language in the 20th century.--Wikipedia.
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