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Goshawk Squadron

Derek Robinson

ISBN 10: 0722174225 / ISBN 13: 9780722174227
Verlag: HarperCollins, 1993
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good. Softcover
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Titel: Goshawk Squadron

Verlag: HarperCollins

Erscheinungsdatum: 1993

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good.

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this is Derek Robinson's masterly novel of the war in the air over the Western Front in 1918. World War One aviators were more than just soldiers - they were the knights of the sky, and the press and public idolized the gallant young heroes. But for Stanley Woolley, commanding officer of Goshawk Squadron, the romance of chivalry in the clouds is just a myth. There are two types of men up there: victims and murderers, and the code he drums into his men bans any notion of sport or fair play. This produces better killers but, even so, Wolley believes the whole squadron will be dead within three months. Derek Robinson quietly builds the day-to-day details of these men's lives and deaths into a powerful indictment of war. But this classic of war literature is also very funny - often painfully so.

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Although Derek Robinson is best known for his novels about the Royal Flying Corps and the RAF, he read history at Cambridge and each of his works of fiction is written around a rigorously researched skeleton of fact. Reviewers have remarked on the 'authenticity' and 'unsparing accuracy' which provide 'a solid documentary underpinning' (of Goshawk Squadron, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.)

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