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A Splendid Little War By Derek Robinson

A Splendid Little War
by Derek Robinson

Merlin Squadron volunteers for action in the the Russian Civil War. 'The ace of airborne fiction' returns with another winner.
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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.

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Sku
GOR005555628
Title
A Splendid Little War
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
320
ISBN 10
1780878095
ISBN 13
9781780878096
Prizes
N/A
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