A Splendid Little War

A Splendid Little War
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Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 400
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ISBN-10 : 9781780878102
ISBN-13 : 1780878109
Rating : 4/5 (109 Downloads)

Book Synopsis A Splendid Little War by : Derek Robinson

Download or read book A Splendid Little War written by Derek Robinson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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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