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A Splendid Little War (Publication abandoned)

A Splendid Little War (Publication abandoned)

Author: Derek Robinson
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The war to end all wars, people said in 1918. Not for long. By 1919, White Russians were fighting Bolshevik Reds for control of their country, and Winston Churchill (then Secretary of State for War) wanted to see Communism 'strangled in its cradle'. So a volunteer R.A.F. squadron, flying Sopwith Camels, went there to duff up the Reds. 'There's a splendid little war going on,' a British staff officer told them. 'You'll like it.' Looked like fun. But the war was neither splendid nor little. It was big and it was brutal, a grim conflict of attrition, marked by incompetence and corruption. Before it ended, the squadron wished that both sides would lose. If that was a joke, nobody was laughing.

Author description

Derek Robinson was enlisted in as fighter plotter in the R.A.F. during his national service. He read History at Cambridge before working in advertising in London and New York. His novel Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1971. He lives in Bristol.

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General Fields

  • : 9780857052322
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : MacLehose Press
  • : January 2013
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Derek Robinson
  • : 400
  • : 400
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : UK airports ed
  • : UK airports ed