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AUTHOR: Chips Selby Bennett
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As Chipps Selby Bennett says himself, it has all been quite a life. Joining the Navy, by the time he was nineteen he had nearly been drowned twice running boats as a Midshipman. Experiencing the cosmopolitan high life of wartime Alexandria - helped by his father being Chief Justice of the Sudan he fell in love with the daughter of an Egyptian Bey. But the rigours of the Second World War saw him running supplies to guerrillas in Crete and bombarding the Japanese in New Guinea and Truk. He was in the first British ship into a Japanese port, even before the official surrender. Qualifying as a seagoing Naval Signals Officer, he travelled all over the world and devised the Joint Command and Communications structure that was to be used in the Falklands War. He eventually became a Naval and Military Attache in some of the wildest parts of South America.

On retirement from the Navy he became an international merchant banker based in the City, going dangerously debt collecting in Central America and elsewhere, was elected as a County Councillor and became Chairman of his Constituency Conservative Party. But throughout ran two great threads : hunting, whipping-in to the South Dorset for forty seasons; and the love and support of his two wives his astonishingly cosmopolitan first wife, Dodo, and his splendid Scottish second one, Mairi.

Yes, its all been quite a life!

ISBN 1841144819, hardback, 154x234mm, 400 pages. Second Edition March 2006.

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