Men at Arms (Pdf kindle) By Evelyn Waugh



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  1. says:

    The best way to describe this book in a word or two is to ask you to imagine MASH played out with aristocratic gentlemen and high ranking but inept military figures in a British milieu Less plebeian posh a bit sophisticated uite simply British rather than American It offers a sharp criticism of war and of the military Isnâ

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    ‘Men at Arms’ 1952 by Evelyn Waugh is the first part of Waugh’s ‘Sword of Honour’ trilogy of books along with ‘Officers and Gentlem

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    Part 1 of Sword of HonourWhat fun a bit like a cross between MASH PG Wodehouse and BridesheadAn upper class British Catholic divorcé leaves his home in Italy at the start of WW2 to try to join the army and eventually succeedsThe story is populated by uirky characters and strange coincidences with glimpses of poignancy Most of the characters are in a perpetual state of genial incomprehension and incompetenceWaugh served in WW2 a

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    If you like me have been reared on tales of the second World War as the just and virtuous struggle of the greatest generation Evelyn

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    After having been somewhat underwhelmed with Waugh's Decline and Fall I had modest expectations for Men at Arms but I ended up real

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    The ‘Sword of Honour’ is a World War Two trilogy that wonderfully evokes time and place and the delightful insouciance of its cent

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    Pious innocuous nebbishy Guy Crouchback last scion of an ancient and undistinguished Catholic family of the English landed gentry decides to join the war effort in 1939 as a second lieutenant despite his middle age and lack of military experience It gives some purpose to his life after his wife abandoned him for a serie

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    uite unlike any other book about WWII that I have read A bit dry at times but also extremely funnyWhile I didn't care terribly much for the character of Guy Crouchback I found him a bit of a depressing bore the book was saved by the

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    The best thing about finishing this book is knowing that as the first in a trilogy I can take the next two off my

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    ENGLISH First part of Waugh's trilogy about the Second World War in the same line as the Prologue and Epilogue of Brideshead Revisited a scathing but constructive critic of the British army with due respect for the institution and a lot of humor in the best Waugh styleThe novel is centered on the protagonist Guy Crouchback but two characters leave him in the twilight receiving most of the spotlight Apthorpe a military genius who is alway

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Review º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Evelyn Waugh

Ign an abortive affair on the West African coastline ends with an escapade which seriously blots his Halberdier copybook Men at Arms is the first book in Waugh's brilliant trilogy Swor. If you like me have been reared on tales of the second World War as the just and virtuous struggle of the greatest generation Evelyn Waugh s arch novels based loosely on his own war experiences are an important and darkly enjoyable filling out of that two dimensional view The stakes here are still high But the inevitable absurdities and inhumanities of a huge bureaucracy trying to lurch itself into action is here too As the first novel of the Sword of Honor trilogy nears its climax officers in the regiment are engaged in a life and death struggle for property rights over a portable Victorian chemical toilet while as Waugh notes several times through the book Far away trains rolled to the east with their innocent cargo Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości blots his Halberdier copybook Men at Arms is the first Dreams of Glass book in Waugh's Zawieszenie niewiary brilliant trilogy Swor. If you like me have Healing Sex been reared on tales of the second World War as the just and virtuous struggle of the greatest generation Evelyn Waugh s arch novels Spark (Stronger, based loosely on his own war experiences are an important and darkly enjoyable filling out of that two dimensional view The stakes here are still high But the inevitable absurdities and inhumanities of a huge Wonder Woman and Philosophy bureaucracy trying to lurch itself into action is here too As the first novel of the Sword of Honor trilogy nears its climax officers in the regiment are engaged in a life and death struggle for property rights over a portable Victorian chemical toilet while as Waugh notes several times through the Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung book Far away trains rolled to the east with their innocent cargo

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D of Honour which chronicles the fortunes of Guy Crouchback The second and third volumes Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender are also published in Penguin Modern Classic. The best thing about finishing this book is knowing that as the first in a trilogy I can take the next two off my TBR and make room for other books Road-map to the Indians Treasure best thing about finishing this Green dog trumpet and other stories book is knowing that as the first in a trilogy I can take the next two off my TBR and make room for other Identity books

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Guy Crouchback determined to get into the war takes a commission in the Royal Corps of Halberdiers His spirits high he sees all the trimmings but none of the action And his first campa. Men at Arms 1952 by Evelyn Waugh is the first part of Waugh s Sword of Honour trilogy of books along with Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender Men at Arms tells the story of Guy Crouchback and his endeavours to in his way play his part do his bit and get actively involved in World War II and The British Army Unfortunately I struggled to engage with either the narrative or the main protagonist Men at Arms is a novel that reads at least for the most part as a somewhat uninspiring pedestrian and underwhelming story of an over privileged member of upper class English society playing at war playing with an honourable view of being a soldier a member of The British Army trying to play his part and do his bit Eventually Crouchback is commissioned into the fictional Royal Corp of Halberdiers which seemingly operates in turns along the lines of a gentleman s club an old boy s network or a minor public school I am presuming that is probably the intention In the course of Crouchback s military endeavours to do his bit he finds himself regularly lost and somewhat out of his depth Apparently Waugh s Sword of Honour trilogy is deemed to be a satirical masterpiece which unfortunately for me at least based on this first instalment it was not Sadly Men at Arms lacked any real interest and was ultimately tedious and uninspiring or less throughout Over and above the somewhat dull central story of Crouchbacks attempts to play his part the core of the novel seems to focus tediously on the inadeuacies and the poorly managed logistics concerning The British Army at that time along with the interests of those therein Disappointingly Men at Arms doesn t entertain amuse inspire excite or even greatly interest neither does it paint an insightful and wisely satirical portrait of either our main protagonist The British Army the British war effort or Britain and its classsocial structures at that time Mildly diverting at best disappointing to say the least On this basis I have no plans to read the remaining instalments in the trilogy but do however still hold out high hope of Waugh s Brideshead Revisited