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Hullo Russia Goodbye England

Hullo Russia  Goodbye England PDF
Author: Derek Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2011-10-06
ISBN: 0857385615
Size: 40.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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Hullo Russia Goodbye England

by Derek Robinson, Hullo Russia Goodbye England Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Hullo Russia Goodbye England books, Flight Lieutenant Silk, a twice-decorated Lancaster pilot in WW II, rejoins the R.A.F. and qualifies to fly the Vulcan bomber. Piloting a Vulcan is an unforgettable experience: no other aircraft comes close to matching its all-round performance. And as bombers go, it's drop-dead gorgeous. But there's a catch. The Vulcan has only one role: to make a second strike. To act in retaliation for a Russian nuclear attack. Silk knows that knows that if he ever flies his Vulcan in anger, he'll be flying from a smoking wasteland, a Britain obliterated. But in the mad world of Mutually Assured Destruction, the Vulcan is the last - the only - deterrent. Derek Robinson returns with another rip-roaring, gung-ho R.A.F. adventure, one that exposes and confronts the brinkmanship and sabre-rattling of the Cold War Era.



The Battle Of Britain On Screen

The Battle of Britain on Screen PDF
Author: S. P. MacKenzie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 147422847X
Size: 67.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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The Battle Of Britain On Screen

by S. P. MacKenzie, The Battle Of Britain On Screen Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Battle Of Britain On Screen books, This new, updated edition of The Battle of Britain on Screen examines in depth the origins, development and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of 'The Few' in the Battle of Britain produced over the past 75 years. Paul MacKenzie explores both continuity and change in the presentation of a wartime event that acquired and retains near-mythical dimensions in popular consciousness and has been represented many times in feature films and television dramas. Alongside relevant technical developments, the book also examines the social, cultural, and political changes occurring in the second half of the 20th century and first decade of current century that helped shape how the battle came to be framed dramatically. This edition contains a new chapter looking at the portrayal of the Battle of Britain at the time of its 70th anniversary. Through its perceptive demonstration of how our memory of the battle has been constantly reshaped through film and television, The Battle of Britain on Screen provides students of the Second World War, 20th-century Britain and film history with a thorough and complex understanding of an iconic historical event.



Hornet S Sting

Hornet s Sting PDF
Author: Derek Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 0857388495
Size: 61.97 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Hornet S Sting

by Derek Robinson, Hornet S Sting Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Hornet S Sting books, It's 1917, and Captain Stanley Woolley joins an R.F.C. squadron whose pilots are starting to fear the worst: their war over the Western Front may go on for years. A pilot's life is usually short, so while it lasts it is celebrated strenuously. Distractions from the brutality of the air war include British nurses; eccentric Russian pilots; bureaucratic battles over the plum-jam ration; rat-hunting with Very pistols; and the C.O.'s patent, potent cocktail, known as 'Hornet's Sting'. But as the summer offensives boil up, none of these can offer any lasting comfort.



Kentucky Blues

Kentucky Blues PDF
Author: Derek Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN: 1848663803
Size: 13.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 640
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Kentucky Blues

by Derek Robinson, Kentucky Blues Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Kentucky Blues books, Rock Springs, Kentucky. A backwater miles from civilisation, but so far upstream that the riverboats can go no further, and with plenty of farmland there for the taking. Among the pioneers who choose to build their homes here are the Hudds and the Killicks, two families destined to spend the next century despising one another. Kentucky Blues is a powerful, unsentimental depiction of life through several generations, widely considered to be Robinson's most ambitious work. Told with his trademark dark humour, it is an epic tale of one small community's journey from its foundation in the 1820s, through the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, to the dawn of the modern age.



War Story

War Story PDF
Author: Derek Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 0857388487
Size: 70.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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War Story

by Derek Robinson, War Story Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download War Story books, Fresh from school in June 1916, Lieutenant Oliver Paxton's first solo flight is to lead a formation of biplanes across the Channel to join Hornet Squadron in France. Five days later, he crash-lands at his destination, having lost his map, his ballast and every single plane in his charge. To his C.O. he's an idiot, to everyone else - especially the tormenting Australian who shares his billet - a pompous bastard. This is 1916, the year of the Somme, giving Paxton precious little time to grow from innocent to veteran.



Artillery Of Lies

Artillery of Lies PDF
Author: Derek Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 0857388517
Size: 17.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Artillery Of Lies

by Derek Robinson, Artillery Of Lies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Artillery Of Lies books, 1943. British Intelligence has finally got to grips with the Eldorado Network, Germany's most successful spy ring. It turns out to be one man in a small room in Lisbon, inventing phoney (but convincing) reports. For two years he has pulled the wool over German Intelligence's eyes, and made a killing. The British soon find that Eldorado's a real handful. They bring him to England, so they can manage his dispatches, and discover that living with a genius can be a headache. Eldorado rapidly creates a team of top sub-agents around him. None of them exists. But power - even imaginary power - is intoxicating, and he begins to treat his fake sub-agents as if real. Big trouble ahead. Artillery of Lies is the hair-raising sequel to The Eldorado Network, all the more funny for being soundly based on the true story of a real Second World War spy.



Damned Good Show

Damned Good Show PDF
Author: Derek Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 0857385607
Size: 71.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Damned Good Show

by Derek Robinson, Damned Good Show Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Damned Good Show books, They joined an R.A.F. known as 'the best flying club in the world', but when war pitches the young pilots of 409 Squadron into battle over Germany, their training, tactics and equipment are soon found wanting, their twin-engined bombers obsolete from the off. Chances of completing a 30-operation tour? One in three. At best. Robinson's crooked salute to the dogged heroes of the R.A.F.'s early bombing campaign is a wickedly humourous portrait of men doing their duty in flying death traps, fully aware, in those dark days of war, there was nothing else to do but dig in and hang on.



A Splendid Little War

A Splendid Little War PDF
Author: Derek Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2012-12-20
ISBN: 1780878109
Size: 59.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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A Splendid Little War

by Derek Robinson, A Splendid Little War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Splendid Little War books, 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.



Kramer S War

Kramer s War PDF
Author: Derek Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN: 184866382X
Size: 17.85 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 376
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Kramer S War

by Derek Robinson, Kramer S War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Kramer S War books, Jersey, 1944. Lieutenant Earl Kramer, sole survivor of a ditched USAF bomber, crawls out of the sea one night and cuts the throat of a German sentry. Big mistake. Jersey is under Nazi occupation, and the lives of its inhabitants depend on an uneasy co-existence with their oppressors. Though Kramer's motives were entirely patriotic, to the islanders he presents a terrifying risk to their very survival. But to Kramer, a man governed by an overriding sense of duty, this stronghold of Hitler's armies proves too irresistible a target to ignore... Kramer's War is a powerful novel about the savagery of war, from the bestselling and Booker-shortlisted author of Goshawk Squadron.



Rotten With Honour

Rotten With Honour PDF
Author: Derek Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN: 1848663811
Size: 71.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Rotten With Honour

by Derek Robinson, Rotten With Honour Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rotten With Honour books, Mikhail Starin, Head of Soviet Intelligence in London, is a ruthless, cold-hearted individual. Known to have killed 24 people, including his own mother, he's now determined to get his hands on a hard-to-stabilize nuclear formula. There's only one thing for British Intelligence to do: send him back to Russia as quickly as possible. They scheme to leak details of a top-level Western military secret - knowing that when the Russians discover the secret is a double cross, Starin is history. Unfortunately there's only one man available to oversee the job: David Hale; young, honourable, but completely out of his depth. Rotten with Honour is a Cold War espionage thriller told with the trademark wit of Derek Robinson, bestselling and Booker-shortlisted author of Goshawk Squadron.