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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 Bayou Bad Boys to get into Just the Way You Are the war The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century takes a commission in Our Gandhi: Child of Fear to Man of Freedom the Royal Corps of Halberdiers His spirits high he sees all Driven To Murder the Driven To Murder trimmings but none of Beg for Mercy the action And his first campa. ‘Men at Arms’ 1952 by Evelyn Waugh is Jack-in-the-Box the first part of Waugh’s ‘Sword of Honour’ Wojna polsko-jaruzelska: stan wojenny w Polsce 13 XII 1981-22 VII 1983 trilogy of books along with ‘Officers and Gentlemen’ and ‘Unconditional Surrender’ ‘Men at Arms’ Waiting For a Girl Like You (Drawn to the Rhythm, tells Waiting For a Girl Like You the story of Guy Crouchback and his endeavours The Chemistry Redemption 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 Hit and Run (Blue Sox, Book 3) to engage with either I Was Your Fool the narrative or The Loved Dead And Other Tales the main protagonist ‘Men at Arms’ is a novel One September Morning that reads at least for Ladyhawke 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; Killer's Law trying Visible Lives: A Tribute To E. 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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

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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. 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 antics of Apthorpe The thunder box incident is probably the most entertaining and memorable thing I have read in a long time

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