• Title: Tunes of Glory
  • Author: James Kennaway
  • ISBN: 9780140068795
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tunes of Glory 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 a
    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.

    One Reply to “Tunes of Glory”

    1. 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 [...]

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