Skip to comments.ZOT! Army Bulling
Posted on 08/07/2005 12:56:00 PM PDT by shazzer
I recently read a great book called Amongst The Marines by Steven Preece. I bought a few from the Amazon.com website but this is the one that stood out. Its a perfect example of bullying amongst the military ranks and what this type of behaviour turns people into.
you joined to post a book review?
What does that type of behaviour lead to?
WTF? You sign on today to post that...what exactly does the military do kiddo? Sell girl scout cookies? Get a clue junior.
The military is a volunteer service...there's no forced conscription, no draft, no one forcing you to go...but once in...the military does it's job to harden individual soldiers of combat, which is not strolling down the street into a starbucks to buy a latte kiddo.
Administrator, please look carefully at this current newbie.
- just joined today
- recommending book that slams a branch of our armed forces
- can't spell
I'm calling it - DUmmy troll.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
"Bulling" is something new though.
That may have to do with kitties and Vikings.
Newbie here fails to mention this book is about the Royal Marines.
It's someone with an "anti-US" military agenda...he posted in the wrong forum for that tripe.
Maybe you should research fights and drinking problems that are happening in college frat houses. I've heard their hazing rituals are responsible for many civilian deaths.
The book is about the Royal Marines. Very misleading thread title.
Who is Harry Enfield?
Ouch. Sorry guys. I was just interested in opinion.
Ok, military guys drink and fight. Woo hoo...hot news!
The opinion seems to be that you are a troll. Anyways, I doubt anyone here has read that book. So why not give us your thoughts? Perhaps you could describe why you think it's a great book?
Learn how to spell, troll.
Amongst the Marines is Steven Preece's first-hand account of life as an elite Royal Marine Commando. He delivers a direct and unflinching depiction of the excessive and often shocking lifestyle of the Marines and explains the impact this had on his own personality and behaviour. Preece fulfilled his childhood ambition by earning the coveted Green Beret from the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone when he was 18. He was unaware at that time of the brutal rite of passage that awaited him and all the other 'pieces of skin' (new recruits) at his first Marine commando unit. Violence in the Marines, as Steven discovered, was not limited to the battlefield but a continual part of a pervasive culture of bullying and aggression. It did not take long for Preece to be accepted into this culture and to adopt it as his own. His personality changed beyond recognition - from friendly and approachable to hard and unforgiving - as he embraced the customs and values of the 45 Commando Unit. On duty he was fit, committed and loyal, while off duty he displayed a mammoth capacity for drinking, fighting and, when the drink had run out, womanising. On home leave, Steven found it increasingly hard to adapt to civilian life. His drinking sessions in local pubs frequently ended in fights with the locals and even in violence against members of his own family. Preece earned a reputation amongst his fellow Marines for pranks and dangerous behaviour, and his eagerness to accept any challenges from other commandos eventually led him to be court-martialled. True to form, however, Preece was finally acquitted by the court. 'Amongst the Marines' is an intimate expose of the culture of the Marines, from foul practical jokes and rough justice to the off-duty orgies of drink, sex and violence. It is a no-hold-barred account of the many shocking incidents Preece witnessed and participated in, from his first day as a new recruit to his exit from the Marines with his reputation intact and his scores settled once and for all.
"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?"
LOL, my kid was so impressed with me, there is some new song, "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo" I explained to her what it meant. She thought I was a genius.
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