ONE MAN'S WAR
Volume 10 Number 4.
In England, on Sept. 1, 1939, Stuart Waters enlisted in the Royal Artillery at the headquarters of the local anti-aircraft battery. Six years and three months later, he was demobilized at Dover. In the interim, he had travelled half around the world: Norway, Gibraltar, around Africa to Egypt, Libya, Palestine and Syria, and after the war to Germany, plus many side-trips.
Although the author took part in some battles, notably Norway and North Africa, this autobiography is very light on swash, buckle and derring-do. Rather, Waters, who eventually reached the rank of captain, is an astute observer of institutions, people, and the environment. His insight into the military mind-good, bad, and indifferent—Allied or Axis, makes this book a good read. Maps for each chapter save the old buffs from running to their atlases, and the sometimes tongue-in-cheek humour evokes many a reminiscent chuckle.
Waters taught in England until 1945 when he emigrated to Canada and joined the staff of Hillfield-Strathallan College. He retired in 1977 and currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Alfred F. Greenwood, Victoria, BC.
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