The PR Guru

November 15, 2010

Singer James Blunt reveals how he prevented World War III and McCanns sign Madeleine book deal

Singer James Blunt has revealed to the BBC how he refused an order to attack Russian troops when he was a British soldier in Kosovo.

Blunt said he was willing to risk a court martial by rejecting the order from a US General.

However, he was supported byBritish General Sir Mike Jackson, who said: “I’m not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War III.”

The confusion surrounding the taking of Pristina Airfield in 1999 has been written about in political memoirs, and was widely reported at the time but this is the first time Blunt has given an account of his role in the incident.

He was actually the head of the 30,000 Nato troops in his unit.

This story has been revealed as Blunt releases his new album, Some Kind of Trouble, and has obviously been used to try and help promote it – by showing that has fought for his country and stood up for what he believed in.

Also in the news today is the story that the McCanns have signed a book deal to tell the story of their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance, which – at first – could look like a despicable way to make money, but in fact is an idea to try and increase the money in the fund to help find her; which has started to run out.

The Portuguese inquiry into Madeleine’s disappearance was closed in July 2008, but private detectives – hired by the McCanns using the fund – have continued the search.

Kate McCann says that her reason for writing the book is to tell the truth about what happened.

However, the couple were reticient about writing it, knowing what people might think of them for doing so.

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