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Memoirs

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Usually the collated amusing stories (which may, or may not, be embellished) of a long, but not necessarily distinguished, career in the army.

Those who are unable to gather or recall sufficient tales, will turn to military history as most people won't actually read it and even fewer will check the facts that have been written.

For those who are unable to write for themselves, condensing Brigadier Holmes' essays into chapters, bunging in a few current research papers and blending in a bit about current operations will suffice:

It should be noted that there is a fine line between slight embellishment of one's service memoirs and walting, as Caubeen found out to his cost.