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An Old Contemptible and An Irish Pasha-bookcover

By: Reg Fitzpatrick

An Old Contemptible and An Irish Pasha

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This is a true story of the adventurous times and heroism of Lt Colonel T W Fitzpatrick, a latter-day hero of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is a mixture of Lawrence of Arabia, Sharpe and Hornblower but with much, much more! There are numerous different facets to his adventures, including his army experiences, police exploits, handling of riots, assassinations, terrorism and murder, along with his interactions with kings, popes, prime ministers and parliaments.

This biography takes the reader on a thrilling journey, packed with adventure, from rural Ireland to India, back to Ireland, to England, to France during World War I, and then onto the Middle East: Palestine, Transjordan and Egypt in World War II. He has blood-curdling adventures in Alexandria, Cairo and Eritrea. Finally it's back to Britain and ministerial shenanigans in the corridors of power.

Reg Fitzpatrick, a 75-year-old Irish Mining Engineer living in Malta, worked in England, firstly in the RAF and then as a Mining Engineer with British Coal. He retired from colliery as General Manager of a 2000-man coal mine and, in 2005, moved to Malta.

Having left home in Cork at sixteen he knew little about his family history. Prompted by grandchildren he started exploring his ancestry. When his research reached his paternal grandfather, he was astounded to find what an incredible character and diverse hero he had been. He began an amazing journey in discovering his grandfather's career and the amazing story unfolded.

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