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R. V. C. Bodley
Fri, 2017-Jun-02 00:05 UTC
Length - 2:10
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The featured article for Friday, 02 June 2017 is R. V. C. Bodley.
Ronald Victor Courtenay (R. V. C.) Bodley, MC (3 March 1892 – 26 May 1970) was a British Army officer, author and journalist. Born to English parents in Paris, he lived in France until he was nine, before attending Eton College and then the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps and served with them during the First World War. After the war he spent seven years in the Sahara desert, and then travelled through Asia. Bodley wrote several books about his travels. He was considered among the most distinguished British writers on the Sahara, as well as one of the main western sources of information on the South Pacific Mandates.
Bodley moved to the United States in 1935, where he worked as a screenwriter. He re-enlisted in the British Army at the outbreak of the Second World War and was sent to Paris to work for the Ministry of Information. He later immigrated to the United States, where he continued to work as a writer and also as an advisor to the United States Office of War Information.
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