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The offical launch has taken place of the latest book by Christopher Jary. The book, entitled Bullshit Baffles Brains, follows the recent success of They Couldn’t Have Done Better (The Story of the Dorset Regiment 1939-67).
This time Christopher Jary has teamed up with Dick Eberlie - who served as a subaltern with the 1st Dorsets in Hong Kong 1952-53 – and together they have written the untold story of the veterans.
Christopher Jary said: “The book tells the story of a Dorset Regiment battalion – primarily of young National Servicemen – in the days of withdrawal from Empire – guarding Hong Kong and training to join the war with Communist China in Korea, where several of their fellow Dorsets were prisoners of the Chinese. In August 1954 the Battalion moved to Korea while some its men were sent to fight the Communist bandits in Malaya. The veterans are now in their 80s and this is the first time their story has been told.”
The photograph shows Major General Bryan Dutton, Chairman of the Keep Museum Trustees speaking at the launch of Bullshit Baffles Brains at Marnhull Royal British Legion Club.
The launch was attended by Mrs Jennie Jeapes (nee White), who is the daughter of the Dorsets’ Commanding Officer, Colonel Knocker White DSO – to whom the book is dedicated.
Claire: 9th Jul 2015 11:00:00