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A Splendid Little War

A Splendid Little War


Derek Robinson

ISBN: 9780857052292
Year of publication: 2013

Derek Robinson A SPLENDID LITTLE WAR For Shiela FOREWORD A Splendid Little War is based on fact. In 1919 Britain sent forces from all three Armed Services to Russia, in support of the White armies in their civil war against the Bolshevik armies. Britain also sent military supplies to the value of more than a hundred million pounds a billion pounds in modern money to help the White cause. This policy was known as the Intervention. It ended in failure. Many British personnel died in Russia or in ...

Keywords: Russian Civil War
War Story

War Story


Derek Robinson

ISBN: 97808573884830
Year of publication: 2011

Derek Robinson WAR STORY for my Mother Chapter 1 On the map it was about 160 miles from the aerodrome at Shoreham, across the English Channel and down through France to Pepriac, a scruffy little crossroads village some way south of Arras. That was on the map. In the air, and flying a BE2c, which meant crabbing against the wind and dodging the bigger clouds, the distance would be more like 200 miles. Allowing for a stop at the St. Omer depot near Boulogne to have lunch and a pee, ...

Keywords: Espionage World War I
Hullo Russia, Goodbye England

Hullo Russia, Goodbye England


Derek Robinson

ISBN: 9780857050922
Year of publication: 2012

Derek Robinson HULLO RUSSIA, GOODBYE ENGLAND To Joanna PART ONE Stooging Around CORKSCREW 1 I am the Lord thy God, said Air Commodore Bletchley. I say to this man, Go, and he goeth and to another, Come, and he cometh Do sit down. Cup of tea No thank you, sir. Good decision, its pure poison. How dyou fancy a posting to Greenland Bletchley had an office in the Air Ministry. If he lost any more weight he would be too thin. His hair was grey and years of brushing had beaten any insolence out of it. ...

Keywords: Cold War
Damned Good Show

Damned Good Show


Derek Robinson

ISBN: 9781623653224
Year of publication: 2013

Derek Robinson DAMNED GOOD SHOW To Flight Lieutenant Frank Lowe, DFM, and to his comrades of RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War. PART ONE High Alert FINE FETTLE 1 The group captain aimed his pipe at the wireless set. A Mess waiter hurried to switch it off. Never trust a man who carries an umbrella wherever he goes, Rafferty said. He thinks it will protect him. He deludes himself. I know its a big job, being Prime Minister, Hunt said. I just wish he wouldnt sound like an undertaker whos ...

Keywords: World War II
A Good Clean Fight

A Good Clean Fight


Derek Robinson

ISBN: 9781623653187
Year of publication: 2013

Derek Robinson A GOOD CLEAN FIGHT To Squadron Leader Bob Spurdle, DFC, to Squadron Leader R. W. Wally Wallens, DFC, and to their comrades of the RAF in the Second World War MAPS CHAPTER ONE Walkover It was good to be alive and young and flying Messerschmitt 109s from Barce airfield in April 1942. Barce was in Libya, near enough to the comforts of Benghazi and far enough from the Gazala Line, which was a couple of hundred miles to the east, near Tobruk. Beyond the Gazala Line which existed on the ...

Keywords: World War II
Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake


Derek Robinson

ISBN: 9781623653293
Year of publication: 2013

Derek Robinson PIECE OF CAKE For Wally and Beth SEPTEMBER 1939 Dawn was beginning to soften the edge of the night as the Buick convertible cruised through the Essex countryside. Its driver was a small man, so short that he had to sit on a cushion and lean forward to see over the Buicks broad bonnet. His right leg was at full stretch even so, only his toes pressed the accelerator. The rush of air lashed his curly hair forward. There were three other men in the car, all asleep. Like the driver, ...

Keywords: World War II