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Goshawk squadron by Robinson, Derek

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Published by Pan Books in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Originally published, London: Heinemann, 1971.

Statement(by) Derek Robinson.
The Physical Object
Pagination222p. ;
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14991660M
ISBN 100330235931

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“Goshawk Squadron” is a novel by author Derek Robinson about a fictional squadron of the Royal Flying Corps (the predecessors of the Royal Air Force) in early , during World War I/5(). Known for his black humor and expertise in military aviation, Derek Robinson is best renowned for his novels on the Royal Flying Corps. The Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for 5/5(1). Goshawk Squadron. By Derek Robinson. Published by Heinemann. World War One aviators were more than just soldiers - they were the knights of the sky, and the press and public idolised 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. A monumental work at the time of its original release, Booker-shortlisted Goshawk Squadron is now viewed as a classic in the mode of Catch Wry, brutal, cynical and hilarious, the men of Robinson's squadron are themselves an embodiment of the maddening contradictions of war: as much a refined troop of British gentleman as they are a viscous band of brothers hell-bent on .

  Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson; 3 editions; First published in Goshawk Squadron | Open Library.   Derek Robinson wrote Goshawk Squadron in and began his depiction of squadron life in the Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force). Unlike his later novels that focused on the fictional "Hornet" squadron, this first effort focused on the "Goshawk" squadron, but the method and characters are essentially similar/5(91).   “Goshawk Squadron” is a novel by author Derek Robinson about a fictional squadron of the Royal Flying Corps (the predecessors of the Royal Air Force) in early , during World War I/5().   A monumental work at the time of its original release, Booker-shortlisted Goshawk Squadron is now viewed as a classic in the mode of Catch Wry, brutal, cynical and hilarious, the men of Robinson's squadron are themselves an embodiment of the maddening contradictions of war: as much a refined troop of British gentleman as they are a viscous band of brothers Brand: Hachette Books.

Goshawk Squadron RFC Trilogy, Book 1 The Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. World War One pilots were the knights of the sky, and the press and public idolised them as gallant young heroes. At just twenty-three, Major Stanley Woolley is the old man and commanding officer of Goshawk Squadron. He abhors any notion of. Goshawk Squadron is an early work and it presages Robinson's later books about the airwar during WW1 and WW2. This is not a typical war novel full of flash bang action. It is much more about individuals coping with extreme circumstances.5/5(1). About the book: Set during the height of World War I in January , Goshawk Squadron follows the misfortunes of a British flight squadron on the Western Front. For Stanley Woolley, /5().   Goshawk Squadron (RFC Trilogy, book 1) by Derek Robinson. As our squeamishness about actual fighting has increased, so our appetite for reading about it, drenched in modernist gore, is unabated. I really rated this about 3. In the air at 50,or even 4, feet, there is no such thing as ‘honor’; only survival. Read the full article.