A Splendid Little War review Å 8

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A Splendid Little WarThe war to end all wars people said in A Splendid PDFEPUB or Not for long By White Russians were fighting Bolshevik Reds for control of their country and Winston Churchill then Secretary of State for War wanted to see Communism. An interesting amusing and at times wilfully devastating historical tale about the little known but true British involvement in the Russian revolutionNot uite as great as his WW1 novels such as Goshawk Suadron in which the BBC TV drama ‘Wings’ was based but told in a similar way where we say bravery hidden behind forced humour and several unexpected demonstrations of how cheap life can beRather gentle than some of his previous work but nonetheless a very well told tale

review A Splendid Little War

A Splendid Little War review Å 8 ✓ ➽ [Download] ➺ A Splendid Little War By Derek Robinson ➸ – Goproled.co.uk 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 t The war to 'strangled in its cradle' So a volunteer RAF suadron 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. Having just finished this I have now read all of both the RAF and RFC uartets I have to say they are cracking good stories for anyone with an interest in historic aviation The plotting and characters are good and the historical period and technical details are excellent However; all the versions I read on Kindle could do with some serious editing and proofing Every single one was littered with typo's and rogue punctuation In one book the spelling of a characters name changed same pronunciation then changed back again None of this ruined the story lines but tended to make me stumble across the page I may be wrong because I got fed up with backtracking and checking; but I'm sure in this particular tale a pilot crashes and his bits are collected in a sack by ground crew Then he seems to be playing cards in the mess and winning money in the next chapter That's why I knocked a star off

Derek Robinson Ø 8 review

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 suadron wished that both sides would lose If that was a joke nobody was laughin. I've always liked Derek Robinson's novels including the lesser known ones such as Kramer's War and Rotten with Honour; this is a continuation of the seuence of Great War RFC stories which commenced with Goshawk Suadron yes I know that it's not the first in seuence but it's the first one he wroteWell up to his usual standard and perhaps slightly interesting because it's a relatively obscure passage of history; it covers the life and death of an RAF suadron sent to assist with the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War As ever with Robinson there's a lot of black humour and sudden death; happy endings aren't his thing