Suppose they were allowed to help pay their own way. Suppose enterprising soldiers, sailors and airmen were allowed to use their expertise and their expensive equipment to make a profit for both themselves and the nation.
Question: What would happen to any group which tried to put such a revolutionary survival strategy into effect?
Answer: Those concerned would be locked up as heretics.
But suppose no one beyond a small group within the services knew that it was happening?
Operation Life-Preserver began with a campaign of blackmail and corruption at the Ministry of Defence. In the meantime, other operations carried out by Sergeant George McAndrew and his allies put parts of France on a war alert while building up the group's reserves of cash. And then McAndrew found enemies knocking at the gates of his new home.
Life, with its new freedoms, had challenges to match the rewards.
There are 2 more volumes in what became a trilogy:
Major Achievements & Merchant Submarine.
Unabridged edition, 157 pages, 6.4" x 9" (162 x 229 mm) Paperback/perfect binding,
published by Farrago & Farrago, 1998
Availability: As a free download from Romiley Literary Circle