Peter ustinov and tanks

June 11th, 2004  
bush musketeer

Topic: Peter ustinov and tanks

"In January 1942, I received my call-up papers," Peter ustinov once recalled. "At my selection board interview, I was asked if i had any preferences as to the arm i wished to serve in. I told the Officer I was interested in tanks. His eyes blazed with enthusiasm.
'Why tanks,' he asked keenly. I replied that i prefered to go into battle sitting down. His sparkle faded abruptly and i soon thereafter recieved a letter ordering me to report to an infantry regiment."

June 13th, 2004  
Smart man... sort of