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Thank God We’ve Got A Navy

Brian Thompson

‘Today it is usual—especially among those who have never faced conscription—to describe national service as time wasted, even an offence against civil liberties in some sinister way.’

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson was born in Lambeth, London in 1935. Since 1973 he has written for radio and television, and worked as a documentary filmmaker. His second volume of memoirs, Clever Girl: A Sentimental Education, was published by Atlantic Books in 2007.

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