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7 edition of Goshawk Squadron found in the catalog.

Goshawk Squadron

by Derek Robinson

  • 351 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Carroll & Graf .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical fiction,
  • Modern fiction,
  • War fiction,
  • War & Military,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Historical,
  • Historical - General,
  • History / Military / World War I,
  • Aerial operations, British,
  • Air pilots, Military,
  • France,
  • World War, 1914-1918

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8141462M
    ISBN 100786715952
    ISBN 109780786715954
    OCLC/WorldCa62279523

    Goshawk Squadron is no different, though I rather hoped it would be considering it was his first novel and it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Much like his later Battle of Britain mythbuster Piece of Cake, Robinson's purpose here is to destroy the Biggles myth, that of the 'knights of the sky' fighting a decent war like gentlemen. It is a worthy aim, and you get a sense of the horror /5(7). Goshawk Squadron by Robinson, Derek and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Goshawk Squadron by Robinson, Derek, Used - AbeBooks Passion for books.

      I've just finished reading Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson. It's a novel about the Royal Flying Corps during the Great War. It is an enjoyable read but I found the characterisations very similar to those he produced in Piece of Cake. I cannot say with any certainty but I believe the characters and situations they encounter are to an extent . nother review from way back, this from one of my favorite fictional World War One flying novels, Goshawk Squadron. This book is from Derek Robinson, who would go on to English infamy for a later book, Piece of this is pretty much a proving ground for what he’d do in Piece, that being create a squadron of misfits and unassuming youth and then fling them into war.

    Get this from a library! Goshawk Squadron. [Derek Robinson] -- 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. MacLehose Press (an imprint of Quercus Books) owns the book rights to all my RFC and RAF novels. Sam Goldwyn Jr owns the screen rights to Goshawk Squadron. In , LWT made a six-part television series of Piece of Cake and they own the rights to that production.


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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 earlyduring World War I/5(47).

A story which is both a tragedy and a comedy, Goshawk Squadron describes the adventures of a Royal Flying Corps unit in World War I France. Robinson draws amazing pictures Goshawk Squadron book both the quirkiness of the British aviators and the hell they go through as they learn their trade: not just shooting down enemy planes or destroying their materiel on the ground, but killing the men up /5.

“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 earlyduring 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 Goshawk Squadron book 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 earlyduring 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 JanuaryGoshawk 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. But Goshawk Squadron is the sort of novel that takes hold of you and shakes you hard.

Thirty or so years later I found the book as gripping as the first time, though likely for different reasons. The novel begins with Squadron Commander Stanley Woolley watching his pilots land their S.E.5 aircraft at a new : Resolute Reader.

Goshawk Squadron is a quick read of a little over pages, but it’s not the length of the book that makes it streak by like the bullets from a Folker DIII. In Goshawk squadron you’re there.

Living in the mud. Drinking to avoid the reality of knowing that you’re going to die, that it’s going to be wretched and that it’s going to be soon. Goshawk Squadron () About book: Derek Robinson is a long time favourite of mine and one of my immediate choices when asked for book recommendations.

Goshawk Squadron is a short, raw, novel about a Royal Flying Corps squadron flying in France towards the end of World War One. Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

Goshawk Squadron completes Derek Robinson's great trilogy of Royal Flying Corps novels. As one reviewer said: 'Robinson mixes action with cynicism and hard-bitten humour that has you halfway between tears and laughter.' The story is sometimes funny because humour came easily to young men - and so did death.

Book Overview Set during the height of World War I in JanuaryGoshawk Squadron follows the misfortunes of a British flight squadron on the Western Front. For Stanley Woolley, commanding officer of Goshawk Squadron, 5/5(5). Abstract: Set during the height of World War I in JanuaryGoshawk Squadron follows the misfortunes of a British flight squadron on the Western Front.

For Stanley Woolley, commanding officer of Goshawk Squadron, the romance of chivalry in the clouds is just a myth.Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(87). Goshawk Squadron (RFC Trilogy, book 1) by Derek Robinson. Cheryl Sinclair rated it it was amazing. Quietly savage, funny and heartbreaking Does not read like fiction.

I’ve read a lot of books about war and the characters’ actions predictable.