On Fire / Silden Dalliance and Antique Drum. Complete 3-Volume Set
. Volume 1: On Fire: A Novel of the 1950s second hand ex-library hardcover copy with stickers, 2007, 312 pp. Volume 2: Silken Dalliance: Thornton's 2009, 302pp. new hardback in d/j. the second part of John Ogden's military trilogy, the sequel to On Fire. It is set at the start of the 1950s in Western Germany, which had only recently ceased to be an occupied country and become one to be defended. It describes the life of an infantry regiment, as experienced by Captain Miles Player; the sub-plot concerns a tragic reunion with his former girlfriend, now married to a brother officer. The regiment spends a large part of its time recuperating from the hardships of the Korean War, the hero and his comrades indulging in wildly extravagant parties with a hedonistic superfluity of wine, women and song. In contrast, back at home, Britain was only just emerging from a bleak existence of socialist controls and ration books under Clement Attlee's austere government. Volume 3: Antique Drum, 2019. 284 pages, new harback in d/j. The 3rd and last volume in a trilogy Antique Drum completes the trilogy A Military Education in which Miles Player, a young officer in the Prince Regent's Light Infantry, narrates his experiences of growing up in the British Army in the 1950s, which in many ways were closer to the 1930s than the 1960s and were the final days of the British Empire. (ISBN: 978085455047) .
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