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Publisher: Janus Publishing Co. (1993)
Paperback: 185 pages, 3ill.2M.
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In this mainly autobiographical tale, Liam Ingsgate tells of his exciting and moving adventures during the Second World War. The story centres on Lee Ferrar, a member of close-knit artillery unit which is "as near a family affair as one could conceive". The rugged but jovial Yorkshiremen of Major Brownlow's "Private Army" sink a German sub in the Atlantic, then tear through North Africa dealing death and destruction to the enemy. Bombardier Ferrar, a Cockney among northerners, is nicknamed "the Saint" by his fellow servicemen and has three passions - tea, engines and homing pigeons. Above all he pampers his cherished Katie, a 3 ton Morris, which becomes something of a mascot for the whole regiment. Under the loving care of the resourceful Bombardier, the truck provides everything the soldiers require in an emergency: ammunition, gumboots, solace and cups of tea.