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Vernon Scannell (1922 - present)
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Vernon Scannell (born 1922) is a British poet and author. He was at one time a professional boxer, and has written novels about boxing.

He was born in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, and brought up principally in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. He left school at 14.

During World War II he served in the British Army in the Gordon Highlanders, in France and North Africa. He was imprisoned for desertion, took part in the Normandy landings and was wounded, and once more deserted after VE Day. He wrote abou..
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