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Falls, Cyril

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(1888-1971) Irish-born soldier, academic and author writing chiefly on military matters, in the UK from adolescence; he was in active service throughout World War One, became very well known as a war correspondent during World War Two. Of sf interest is his only novel, The Man for the Job: A Story for Commissars (1947), a Satire on Communism in which the Invention of a new Element known as "monobelium" causes a bureaucratic ruckus. Falls was made CBE (Companion of the British Empire) in 1967. [JC]

Cyril Bentham Falls

born Dublin, Ireland: 2 March 1888

died Walton-on-Thames, Surrey: 23 April 1971

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