Where The Hell Have You Been?

Where The Hell Have You Been In November two nights after the Battle of El Alamein a young British army officer was captured As the Nazis deliberated about what to do with him Richard Carver had particular reason to be af

  • Title: Where The Hell Have You Been?
  • Author: Tom Carver
  • ISBN: 9781906021924
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • In November 1942, two nights after the Battle of El Alamein, a young British army officer was captured As the Nazis deliberated about what to do with him, Richard Carver had particular reason to be afraid unknown to anyone, he was the stepson of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the Allied Commander who had just inflicted the first serious defeat on the Third ReichThiIn November 1942, two nights after the Battle of El Alamein, a young British army officer was captured As the Nazis deliberated about what to do with him, Richard Carver had particular reason to be afraid unknown to anyone, he was the stepson of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the Allied Commander who had just inflicted the first serious defeat on the Third ReichThis gripping story tells of Richard s internment in a POW camp in northern Italy the same camp made famous by Eric Newby and of his subsequent escape Having decided to risk making his way back to Allied HQ in the south, he embarked on a gruelling 500 mile journey through German occupied territory, evading capture again and again and ultimately being saved by a family of brave Italian peasants who jeopardised not just their own lives but those of an entire village to hide him In the winter of 1943, a year after he disappeared, he staggered back into Army HQ, to be greeted by his now famous stepfather with the words, Where the hell have you been This is a great adventure story a reminder of a lost age when, in the face of terrifying challenges, a generation rose to extraordinary feats of valour in the service of a cause greater than themselves.

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    1. Fascinating book on three levels.1) The story: The protagonist, Richard Carver, was General Montgomery's step-son. He was captured in northern Africa just as Montgomery was routing Rommel, and he was afraid his identity would be discovered and he'd be used as a pawn against Montgomery. He and fellow prisoners were taken to a prison camp in northern Italy. When Mussolini capitulated and German troops were just miles away and advancing towards them, the German-hating Italian guards cut the fence a [...]

    2. True story of the step son of British General Montgomery who was captured and imprisoned in an Italian POW camp during WW2 and details his experiences and escape. His story is retold by his son after recovering his father's diary discovered after all these years.

    3. True story of field Marshall Montgomery's step son going missing in ww2, thought it could have gone into more detail of the period he was missing

    4. I'm awful at writing reviews because my reading experience is always related to my emotional reaction and enjoyment of a book. However, I must say that this is written in a very accessible way and if you wish to read more about WWII I would highly recommend this.As for my experience, I absolutely loved this book. My education and knowledge of WWII doesn't extend into the events that occurred in Italy or into the African continent. My knowledge is more specific to life in Germany between the two [...]

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