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The Generals Game Book: The Sporting Life of a Military Gentleman Dare Wilson

The Generals Game Book: The Sporting Life of a Military Gentleman

Dare Wilson

Published September 1st 2013
ISBN : 9781783030057
Hardcover
182 pages
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Dare Wilsons sporting career dates back to 1920s when, as a small boy, he started fishing in Northumberland on River Derwent. Since then as he has pursued successful careers in the Army and Conservation, he has fished and shot all over the world-MoreDare Wilsons sporting career dates back to 1920s when, as a small boy, he started fishing in Northumberland on River Derwent. Since then as he has pursued successful careers in the Army and Conservation, he has fished and shot all over the world- turkey hunting and snake catching in Georgia, pheasants in Korea, sand grouse and quail in Palestine, geese in Ireland, ducks in Manitoba.A natural storyteller, General Wilsons sporting career almost ended while wildfowling in The Wash in early 1939 - he, his Cambridge University friends and their dogs were saved by a miracle. An uninterrupted line of black Labradors has shared Dares experiences. The current one is the 12th. For good measure, the General tells of his thrilling winter sports (skiing and cresta) and parachuting experiences. His team of SAS free-fallers broke the World Record in 1962 - tragically one member died.Dare may have lived life on the edge but the risks he has taken have always been carefully calculated. Had they not been he would not still be an active fisherman and shot in his 90s. This is a treasure trove of sporting stories.