Holt, Stephen: An unlikely leftist

Holt, Stephen

An unlikely leftist: Douglas Berneville-Claye‘, Honest History, 7 October 2014

A case study in dishonest history at the personal level, which speaks to both the irresistible attraction of wartime fame and the inevitability of exposure by the forces of law and order. Berneville-Clay invented a war history, flirted with treason, committed bigamy, started and deserted families, mentored children and protested against the Vietnam War. One suspects he also pretended he had fine taste in single malt whisky. Exposed a number of times, he soldiered on to the next campaign.

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