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A Splendid Little War

(2012)
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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.


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November 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: A Splendid Little War
Author(s): Derek Robinson
ISBN: 0-7505-3819-8 / 978-0-7505-3819-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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December 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Splendid Little War
Author(s): Derek Robinson
ISBN: 0-85705-229-2 / 978-0-85705-229-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Splendid Little War
Author(s): Derek Robinson
ISBN: 1-78087-809-5 / 978-1-78087-809-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Splendid Little War
Author(s): Derek Robinson
ISBN: 0-85705-232-2 / 978-0-85705-232-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Splendid Little War
Author(s): Derek Robinson
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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December 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Splendid Little War
Author(s): Derek Robinson
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU