Leo Cooper, London, 1990. Hardcover in dust jacket, 6 x 9, UK first edition, VG/VG CONDITION, 208 pages, illus., index.-----------------------------Until the events of 11 July, 1963, rocketed him into the headlines of the national press, Tanky Challenoy, was only known in - and admired by - the close-knit circles of his friends in the SAS and the Metropolitan Police. He was also known, but only grudgingly admired, by most of the villains in the • West End.On that fateful July day, however, a demonstration was staged outside Claridge's Hotel where King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece were staying. The demonstrators were protesting at Queen Frederika's supposedly malign influence on Greek politics, and one of them was to claim that Challenor had "planted" a brick f on him. In no time the name of Tanky Challenor became a household word.-----------------------------------------With the help of Alfred Draper, a journalist of many years' experience, Tanky now tells the story of his life from his childhood, through his time in the SAS, where he won a well-deserved Military Medal, to his eventual downfall. In no way does he attempt to excuse himself nor to pour whitewash over events that have been long established. He simply sets out to explain how it came about that a young man of undoubted intelligence but limited educational background ended up in a mental home. Nor for one moment does he blame the Army, which clearly played a major role in the forming of his character, and his time in which he obviously much enjoyed. But when a man is obliged to spend months behind the enemy lines and is taught not only to kill but to take a pleasure in killing, it is bound to leave some mark on this personality. N° de ref. de la librería
Reseña del editor: Harry Challenor was an original member of the SAS. He took part in many of their earliest actions and was awarded the Military Medal for his exploits. He was tried in the sixties for planting a brick on an anarchist during a demonstration and was found unfit to plead and sent to a mental home. Alf Draper was Chief Crime reporter on "The Daily Express" for 17 years.
Título: TANKY CHALLONER - SAS and the Met.
Descripción Leo Cooper, 1990. Hardcover. Condición: Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps inside. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0003134588
Descripción Leo Cooper, 1991. Condición: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. del artículo: GRP70186274
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Descripción Leo Cooper. Hardcover. Condición: Fair. 0850521246 The book comes with a dust jacket. The dust jacket is creased around the edges. Dedication by author to first inner page. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The cover and spine have some wear but remain intact. Embossed font to the spine is bright and intact. Nº de ref. del artículo: L0052138
Descripción Leo Cooper, London, 1990. Hard Back. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. With the help of Alfred Draper, Tanky describes his life in the army through to his eventual downfall into a mental asylum. Pictorial dust jacket in great condition. Bright and clear contents and illustrated with black and white images. pp. 207. . Nº de ref. del artículo: 095772
Descripción Leo Cooper, London, 1991. Hardcover. Condición: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover, in dust jacket. Clean, tight and unmarked. Very neat -- a sound and handsome copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Nº de ref. del artículo: 56292gh
Descripción Leo Cooper, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Condición: Near fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st. 208 pages. Size: 8vo. Nº de ref. del artículo: 014403
Descripción Leo Cooper, United Kingdom, 1991. Hard Cover. Condición: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Printing of the First Edition. Fine but for prev. owner name on ffep., in a fine jacket. Nº de ref. del artículo: 11604