Happy Odyssey has ratings and 25 reviews. Nick said: Adrian Carton de Wiart s autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs. He was . Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May . the war correspondent Anthony Loyd (born ). In his memoirs, Happy Odyssey, Carton de Wiart makes no reference to his wife or daughters. Read “Happy Odyssey” by Adrian Carton de Wiart with Rakuten Kobo. Adrian Carton de Wiart’s autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs.

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Carton de Odyxsey serious wound in the Boer War instilled in him a strong desire for physical fitness and he ran, jogged, walked, and played sports on a regular basis. The Polish-Soviet War I got a glancing blow in my eye, but I was too wound up to stop — I had to go on trying to get in. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”?

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After the war, Chiang Kai-shek asked him to be his personal advisor, but an untimely accident caused him to decline the offer. It reads like the diary of an adventurer. Advanced to temporary major-general on 28 Novemberhappyy he remained inactive very briefly, as he was appointed as head of the British-Yugoslavian Military Mission on 5 April Inat the age of 71, he married Ruth Myrtle Odydsey Joan McKechnie, a divorcee known as Joan Sutherland, 23 years his junior born in lateshe died 13 January at the age of After the French Alpine troops landed without their transport mules and missing straps for their skisthe Luftwaffe bombed and destroyed the town of Namsos.

Sir Adrian Carton wirt Wiart. Jan, 13 David Bowie: Fr General Adrian Carton de Wiart’s autobiography is a great read about a man, born as a Belgian but spent most of his life in the British Army.

odyszey Mrs M L Cranston rated it liked it Dec 27, Wiart was the recipient of several awards: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. November 13, Imprint: During this time he had significant interaction hxppy the nuntius dean of the diplomatic corps Cardinal Achille Ratti, later Pius XIwho wanted Carton de Wiart’s advice as to whether to evacuate the diplomatic corps from Warsaw.


The next hit was in my elbow, and I plucked a large but not too damaging splinter from it. At first, I was interested in de Wiart because of his larger than life character– I can hardly believe such a man existed, and, quite honestly, I found him hilariously hyperbolic. But what a true story! After suffering numerous life-changing wounds loss of an eye and a hand amongst the most majorthe author by birth a Belgian aristocrat, has this to say of his exploits: Sep 17, Philippe Borremans rated it really liked it Shelves: Happy Odyssey by Adrian Carton de Wiart.

On 27 JulyCarton de Wiart was appointed an aide-de-camp to the king, and brevetted to colonel. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Comments and reviews What are comments? Having read this man’s amazing Wikipedia profile, Cartom wanted to discover more by reading his book.

For those of you who have never heard of lieutenant general Adrian Carton de Wiart I can say that “unkillable british soldier” perhaps comes closest to home.

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Governance and Politics in Post-Military Nigeria. From there, he went to Balliol College, Oxfordbut left to join the British Army at the time of the Second Boer War aroundwhere he entered under the false name of “Trooper Carton”, claiming to be 25 years old.

Definitely one of the most badass soldiers ever. Or as he puts it: The Social History of Agriculture.

Mar 30, Nick H rated it it was amazing. He born in Belgium son a nobleman but grew up in Egypt and was sent to school in England where he managed to fit in by his being great at sports.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! While on leave, he travelled extensively throughout central Europe, using his Catholic aristocratic connections to shoot at country estates in BohemiaAustriaHungaryand Bavaria. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.


This was a man who knew exactly what he wanted to do and let nobody stop him. One should of course be critical of the memoir as he de Wiart notes in the beginning that he has not kept a diary throughout the years.

There is nary a mention of the medals won, or knighthood awarded. He was wounded seven more times in the war, losing his left hand in and pulling off his fingers when a doctor declined to remove them. Be the first to add this to a list. Sep 27, Campbell rated it really liked it Shelves: As his accommodation in China was not ready, Carton de Wiart spent time in India gaining an understanding of the situation in China, especially being briefed by a genuine tai-panJohn Keswickhead of the great China trading empire Jardine Matheson.

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Croix de guerre Belgium. Queen’s South Africa Medal. After an aircraft crash occasioning a brief period in Lithuanian captivity, he went back to England to report, this time to the Secretary of State for WarWinston Churchill. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.

And if they are deciding to make a movie out of this m OK, this is not “literature” as such, it has been written by a real soldier and it is a biography This was a fascinating book about a fascinating and courageous man.

Looking through the footnotes and bibliography, I stumbled upon some information on his life and bare bones biography. It soon became apparent that the whole Norwegian campaign was fast becoming a failure. An easy read and a good introduction oryssey me to certain happenings during the First and Ed World Wars I had not heard of. Croix de guerre — France.