A Splendid Little War (Paperback)
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A Splendid Little War (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 03/04/2014
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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.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781780878096
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 212 x 123 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Brilliantly combines readability [and] pitch-black humour ... A bitterly funny evocation of the lunacies of war' Nick Rennison, BBC History. * BBC History *
'A cracking yarn ... his attention to detail in action scenes cannot be faulted' Tina Moran, Daily Express. * Daily Express *
'Robinson has a superlative talent for aerial combat ... With such epic action, characters, plot and dialogue, it's hard to believe that Robinson's work has yet to be filmed' Ian Irvine, Independent. * Independent *

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