Overpaid, Over-sexed and Over There

Chris Holloway

Paperback

The adventures of a 'limey' in the US Army during the 1950s. Reviewed in the Autumn edition of THE BRISTOL REVIEW OF BOOKS.

  • ISBN 9781906236168
  • Published Jun 2009
  • Paperback
    216 x 140mm (132 pages)

£8.99

A bemused Brit who served with the US Army in the 1950s recalls some of the humorous highlights of a life among the GIs: the 330lb New York Giants football hero with whom he shared a double bunk... the Polish asylum seeker who knew the Uniform Code of Military Justice by heart... the short-sighted and excitable Greek... the Virgin Islander who made a habit of dropping live hand grenades... the company master-sergeant who tended accidentally to call out his own name in morning assemblies...

And of course there's the author himself who got the best job in the Army, complete with a Colt 45, eight rounds of live ammunition and permission to shoot anyone who got in his way.

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