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Lt. Colonel Jock Sinclair is a rough talking, whisky drinking soldier's soldier, a hero of the desert campaign who rose to his position through the ranks. Colonel Barrow, an officer graduate of Oxford and Sandhurst, had a wretched war in Japanese prison camps. But he has come to take command of the Battalion he has long admired, the one that Jock Sinclair has served in sinLt. Colonel Jock Sinclair is a rough talking, whisky drinking soldier's soldier, a hero of the desert campaign who rose to his position through the ranks. Colonel Barrow, an officer graduate of Oxford and Sandhurst, had a wretched war in Japanese prison camps. But he has come to take command of the Battalion he has long admired, the one that Jock Sinclair has served in since he was a boy. In the claustrophobic world of Campbell barracks, a conflict is inevitable between the two men and a tragedy unfolds with concentrated and ferocious power....

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ISBN : 9780140068795
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 175 Pages
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Tunes of Glory Reviews

  • Corto
    2018-09-24 06:18

    This is a stunning, intense novel about a duel between two officers for the control of a Scottish Infantry battalion, in the mid-1950's.It's as much about bad leadership as it is about PTSD- and the closed and insular world of a Scottish Highland regiment, transitioning between two distinct eras. The author (according to the introduction) drew on his own experiences as a post-WWII officer in the Gordon Highlanders, and used several of his fellow officers as models for some characters in the book. (Kennaway said, he'd rather "serve with the Argentine Police" than accept a regular commission in the Gordons...)If you've seen the excellent film, this novel will illuminate a couple of corners for you. Finely written, highly recommended.If you haven't seen the movie and choose to read the book first, leave the introduction by Allan Massie (if you have that edition) until the end, because it details the entire plot and course of the novel, including the ending.

  • James M
    2018-10-15 08:00

    When two feisty men are cooped up in a bunker together, all hell lets loose.