A message from Mark Ormrod, triple amputee and former Royal Marine:
'being able to tell a joke or "crack a funny" when morale is low can help even the worst of situations seem that little bit better'
A message from the Rt Hon. David Cameron MP, prime Minister:
'I welcome this initiative and believe that the idea of a book of jokes - The Laughing Soldier - is inspired! I send you my best wishes for the success of this venture'
The Lovereading view...
War and humour may at first glance seem a strange mix, and to many of us it would seem inconceivable that surrounded by death, destruction and loss, a soldier can find comfort in a simple joke. However, the British Armed Forces have long been known for its 'laugh in the face of danger' mentality. To celebrate the bravery and heroism shown by British service men and women day in day out, The Laughing Soldier is published and proceeds will go to Project 65, a charity providing important work to veteran soldiers. What better way to think of them than to buy this book and laugh at the 'clean' and the 'dirty' jokes that have been brought together for their benefit. Richly rewarding so please support. The charity are also giving out copies on the Front Line where our soldiers are serving.
With heartfelt messages conveying the warmth and affection the British public has for our Armed Forces, The Laughing Soldier is a collection of jokes sent in by well known and completely unknown people from all over the world. Our Armed Forces have a legendary sense of humour, dating back over generations of servicemen and women and wry smiles and laughter will be sure to follow when serving members of the Forces in those spare moments can dip into this treasure trove of humour. Created, compiled and in aid of Project 65 – The Veterans Charity - to help them continue their important work in supporting and caring for our troops - anyone reading this book will not only smile, but feel truly proud of our laughing soldiers around the world. This is a book that should provide a wonderful moral boost for all our troops at Christmas. With Forewords by Al Murray – The Pub Landlord and triple amputee and ex-serviceman Mark Ormrod, now bestselling author of Man Down.
Publication date: 25/11/2010
Publisher: Casemate Books
|Publication date:||25th November 2010|
|Author:||Project 65 -€“ The Veterans Charity|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
Created, compiled and in aid of Project 65 – The Veterans Charity. Forewords have been written by top British comedian Al Murray and triple amputee former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod for The Laughing Soldier. Mark Ormrod lost both his legs and his right arm in a landmine explosion while on duty in Afghanistan. About the book in which Mark wrote one of the Forewords: From Mark Ormrod:'being able to tell a joke or "crack a funny" when morale is low can help event the worst of situations seem that little bit better'More About Project 65 -€“ The Veterans Charity