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Re: The Saga of the Elusive Magnum Opus

Robert, I think my comment fell on the "wrong ears" I am not interested in who's right and who's wrong, only that, at 85, I'm looking to enjoy what time I have left. I accept what is written on this site as purely a comment written for enjoyment of those who "suffered or enjoyed " life in the Canal Zone. If individuals wish to "embroider" their experiences, so be it, I'm not looking to criticise anyone, only to enjoy the content, whatever that is.

Re: The Saga of the Elusive Magnum Opus

Couldn't agree more with the above comment. I was going to come on the forum to ask for information about my grandfather who served in the Suez Canak, but have been completely put off by this thread. It doesn't create a good impression of this forum (you all served this country with honour. The least you can do is give each other the
same respect) and as one of the contributors remarked: it is very childish, to say the least

I will look elsewhere for information and will not be coming back.

Re: The Saga of the Elusive Magnum Opus

Mr Bradley, so you come on the forum to ask about your grandfather, read this thread, and decide you are gone, quick decision, of course you won't see this reply because you are gone, or are you? Peter.

Re: The Saga of the Elusive Magnum Opus

I think Alwyn your sentiments are shared by the majority of us, however, and I accept it is not everyones choice,I cannot restrain myself when I see certain things, its the way I was raised, its the way I was trained, and is also I am sure a residue of my career choice of occupation. I turned 82 on the 8th of this month, I have had a full life, and an interesting one. I do not compare life experiences in the sense that mine was better more rewarding than that of anyone else, whatever one did they should be proud of, but when lies are told, fantasies are related it is not only demeaning of the individual himself, but demeans the proud organisation of which numerous members on here belonged, and served in with pride, and relate their service with no embellishment.

Please enjoy what you enjoy of the forum, and I take no umbrage if you decide not to read what I write, the same offer is made to everyone.

Re: The Saga of the Elusive Magnum Opus

Hello again Bob!

This topic apparently ruffled a few feathers once again but there has been no relevant or helpful response. Just one or two brickbats that you handled with aplomb, Bob!
However, our joint request was to track down an elusive book - this was totally ignored. You recalled in some detail how this book was touted at length by its author - therefore one would expect that enquiries about availability would be welcomed..? Is there NOBODY out there willing to help?

The silence makes me wonder if the book may be covered by the Official Secrets Act - has any Forum follower actually read it? So far, I am unwilling to believe that this is all a myth - that we have been led up the garden path (or Treaty Road perhaps) - surely not!

I sincerely hope that there will be some response that will help to stem my rapidly waning faith in this Forum...

Bill (BB5)