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A Hero for our Times

It was with great sadness back last year that we learned of the death of George MacDonald Fraser and that no more Flashman Papers would come to light. I read them all over the summer and thought I had closed the door on ever reading of such a hero again. So it is with great excitment and pleasure, and thanks to a reader for pointing it out to me, that I learn that the exploits of a modern hero are being discussed on the Internet -
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Drink, puppy, drink!

I thought at first, that your blog about this ... err ... "gentleman" was a spoof. Upon checking I find that he is a real live fantasist with his very own web site, replete with cod coat of arms and familial lineage - see http://www.ibanagreatlakes.com/castleshort.html . There are quite a few of these around, usually attaching themselves to all sorts of other bogus-mongers, Pretenders to long forgotten thrones, Ruritanian 'Princes', Monarchist Societies and false orders of Chivalry. It would all be rather amusing were it not for the fact that these frauds often succeed in taking in some genuine people and organisations. Modesty and fear of legal reprisal prevent me from naming a few others.

Ah, gentlemen, welcome to the world of Baron Castleshort - possibly a candidate for the Walt of the Century?

For a few moments of frivolity, please enjoy the following additional links [protection of keyboard and monitor is recommended; avoid beverages whilst reading these links]:
http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/List_of_James_Shortt%27s_Dubious_Claims
http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/James_Shortt%27s_Dodgy_Uniforms_and_Medals

One could laugh with sincerity if it were not for the false honours claimed, and the "business empire" built upon it all.

Ah, gentlemen, welcome to the world of Baron Castleshort - possibly a candidate for the Walt of the Century?

For a few moments of frivolity, please enjoy the following additional links [protection of keyboard and monitor is recommended; avoid beverages whilst reading these links]:
http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/List_of_James_Shortt%27s_Dubious_Claims
http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/James_Shortt%27s_Dodgy_Uniforms_and_Medals

One could laugh with sincerity if it were not for the false honours claimed, and the "business empire" built upon it all.

Very sad man stolen valour I think its called over the pond. we shaould do the same here

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/article2183915.ece

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