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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Men at Arms
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • English
  • 04 March 2018
  • 9780141185736

10 thoughts on “Men at Arms

  1. says:

    The best way to describe this book in a word or two is to ask you to imagine MASH played out with aristocratic gentlemen and high ranking but inept military figures in a British milieu Less plebeian posh a bit sophisticated uite simply British rather than American It offers a sharp criticism of war and of the military Isn’t it bet

  2. says:

    ‘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

  3. says:

    Part 1 of Sword of HonourWhat fun a bit like a cross between MASH PG Wodehouse and BridesheadAn upper class British Catholic divorcé leaves his

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    After having been somewhat underwhelmed with Waugh's Decline and Fall I had modest expectations for Men at Arms but I ended up really

  6. says:

    The ‘Sword of Honour’ is a World War Two trilogy that wonderfully evokes time and place and the delightful insouciance

  7. says:

    Pious innocuous nebbishy Guy Crouchback last scion of an ancient and undistinguished Catholic family of the English landed gentry decides to join the war effort in 1939 as a second lieutenant despite his middle age and lack of military experience It gives some purpose to his life after his wife abandoned him for a series of subseuent excitin

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    The best thing about finishing this book is knowing that as the first in a trilogy I can take the next two off my TBR and make room for other books

  10. says:

    ENGLISH First part of Waugh's trilogy about the Second World War in the same line as the Prologue and Epilogue of Brideshead Revisited a scath

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Men at Arms

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. The Sword of Honour is a World War Two trilogy that wonderfully evokes time and place and the delightful insouciance of its central character Guy Crouchback makes him a reliable narrator The series chronicles many aspects of war not necessarily visible in other WW2 writings like the way the British class system played out in separating the officers from the rank and file and occasioned the setting up of hierarchical structures in the British Army negating much of its efficacy as a fighting unit So much of Evelyn Waugh s wonderful writing is founded on his characterisation based upon acute observation of amusing and bizarre personalities Waugh s own diaries show his personal life was chaotic with a failed marriage behind him after being cuckolded by a beautiful society wife and an awkwardness with his own children and his utter contempt for so many of his set He was himself cantankerous mischievous and spiteful and he merely played at being a country gentlemen although his family was of ancient lineage and was disowned by many of his associates and acuaintances And his writing in Men at Arms is as usual as sharp as a surgeon s scalpel withering and scathing in pointing out pomposity and bunkumIn Bellamy s his London club we learn of Guy s matrimonial difficulties in choosing Virginia a wrong un who proved to be a bolter As Guy passed a member who greeted him another turned and asked Who was that Someone new isn t it No he s belonged for ages You ll never guess who he is Virginia Troy s first husband Really I thought she was married to Tommy Blackhouse This chap was before Tommy Can t remember his name I think he lives in Kenya Tommy took her from him then Gussie had her for a bit then Bert Troy picked her up when she was going spare

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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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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. Part 1 of Sword of HonourWhat fun a bit like a cross between MASH PG Wodehouse and BridesheadAn upper class British Catholic divorc leaves his home in Italy at the start of WW2 to try to join the army and eventually succeedsThe story is populated by uirky characters and strange coincidences with glimpses of poignancy Most of the characters are in a perpetual state of genial incomprehension and incompetenceWaugh served in WW2 and if his experience was anything like what was described it s amazing that we won However there are clearly some parallels as the book is peppered with mentions of specific dates and events helpfully explained in footnotes in my editionApthorpe s too literal thunderbox the old colonel that should have retired but no one uite wants to tell him he s not needed any bizarre and nonsensical bureaucracy all beautifully writtenAnd best of all there are two seuels let s hope they re as goodMy brief reviews of the other two in the trilogyOfficers and GentlementandUnconditional Surrender


About the Author: Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh's father Arthur was a noted editor and publisher His only sibling Alec also became a writer of note In fact his book “The Loom of Youth” 1917 a novel about his old boarding school Sherborne caused Evelyn to be expelled from there and placed at Lancing College He said of his time there “the whole of English education when I was brought up was to produce prose writers; it was al