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Old 02-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #43
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Bentine was a crack pistol shot and helped to start the idea of a counter-terrorist wing within 22 SAS Regiment.In doing so, he became the first non-SAS person ever to fire a gun inside the close-quarters battle training house at Hereford...His interests included parapsychology. This was as a result of his and his family's extensive research into the paranormal, which resulted in his writing The Door Marked Summer and The Doors of the Mind. He was, for the final years of his life, president of the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena...
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At the end of the war, he took part in the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. He said about this experience:

Millions of words have been written about these horror camps, many of them by inmates of those unbelievable places. I’ve tried, without success, to describe it from my own point of view, but the words won’t come. To me Belsen was the ultimate blasphemy.{The Reluctant Jester chapter17**
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