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White's Flight : An Australian Pilot's Epic Escape from Turkish Prison Camp to Russia's Revolution - Fred Brenchley

White's Flight

An Australian Pilot's Epic Escape from Turkish Prison Camp to Russia's Revolution


Published: 21st October 2004
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One of the most incredible adventures of WWI: an Australian airman (Captain Thomas Walter White) captured in Iraq is force-marched across the Middle East to a POW camp in Turkey, only to escape to Russia as a stowaway on a Bolshevik smuggler's ship, where he arrives in the maelstrom of the Russian revolution. The authors capture wonderfully the adventure of White's flight and have written a fascinating account of one of Australia's forgotten war heroes.

Outspoken determination and generosity exemplified White's subsequent successful political and diplomatic career, too. Indeed, he would be fondly remembered by Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop as perhaps the best loved man of his generation


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Too much whiz, not enough bang

By Tayls Teller

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    An exciting blurb degenerated to a plodding narrative. I'm sure the adventure was much more rivetting at the time and certainly has the ingredients for a great story. Most books on wartime campaigns or incidents are like this, I've found. This was as bad as any, I'm afraid, with due deference to the subject, who appeared to have had an extraorinary life

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    2. Flying Backwards

    3. Recused By The Turks

    4. 4 Desert Revenge

    5. I’m A Yank. Can I Do Anything For You Boys?

    6. University Of Adversity

    7. Escapades And A Spook

    8. Cuckoo’s Nest Hospital

    9. The Rabbit

    10. Lucky Friday The 13th

    11. Out Of The Frying Pan…

    12. You’re The Greek Caterer’s Son’s, Aren’t You?

    13. Skin And Bones To Body Politic

    14. Stormy Petrel

    Epilogue: Some Final Twists Of Fate




    ISBN: 9781740311007
    ISBN-10: 1740311000
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 252
    Published: 21st October 2004
    Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
    Weight (kg): 0.455