(1918-2000) UK army officer, amateur inventor and author. His sf novel is Silent Night: The Defeat of NATO (1980), in which, over the course of one night, the disaster adumbrated in the subtitle takes place, at some point in the Near Future.
This author has also been wrongly identified as Cyril M Joly Jr (1925-2004), US politician, mayor of Waterville, Maine, and Maine state senator. [JC/SH/DRL]
Cyril Bencraft Joly
born Mengtes, Yunnan, China: 9 September 1918
died Winchester, Hampshire: 2000
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