Suffice it to say she went off and married a soldier who later rose to the rank of field marshal.
“A couple of months ago people would never have expected that field marshal Hussein Tantawi would be deposed,” he said.
The most notable was "field marshal Peng" (not his real name) and his "Army of the Blood Line."
Rather than serving with field marshal Erwin Rommel, he had fought against him with the British army.
They include signed photographs of Eisenhower and field marshal Montgomery, as well as paintings and a red leather despatch box.
This letter and the letter from the field marshal which preceded it are reprinted herewith.
The field marshal looks on and waits for letters addressed to him.
In our army it is only the subaltern and the field marshal who can afford to be undignified.
Of course, the field marshal was not anxious to extend his line.
It made my aunt feel, she said, "like an old field marshal—knocks me into a cocked hat, George!"