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It is the summer of 1942. The mighty United States Army Air Force enters into the battle of the Second World War in Europe.The coming of the Americans to war-torn Britain is... Read more
It is the summer of 1942. The mighty United States Army Air Force enters into the battle of the Second World War in Europe.The coming of the Americans to war-torn Britain is welcomed by most of the inhabitants, but for the children of the village of Widdlington it is a catastrophe. A new airbase for B17 Flying Fortress bombers deprives them of crucially important territory.The children accordingly gang together in a series of raids and skirmishes against the Americans in an attempt to regain their rights.
The London-born author has had a varied career beginning, shortly after the Second World War, as a military pilot. On leaving the Royal Air Force, he became a Chartered Engineer working in aerospace research. This took him to Woomera in the Australian desert, to four years' residence in Paris and to the European Space Centre in French Guiana.On returning to Australia, the author entered a partnership for the preparation of technical manuals. He had a short spell as an examiner of patents, before joining the Royal Australian Navy as a civilian in a project management team.Sometime later, the Australian Senate began restructuring its committee system and the author found himself appointed Secretary to the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Science and the Environment. Eight years later, after having prepared parliamentary reports on eleven major public inquiries, he was recruited to join the staff of the Australian Science and Technology Advisory Council reporting to the Prime Minister.During this time he became interested in the work of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, based in Geneva. The Union, established in 1889, works to foster peace through parliamentary action as well as to help strengthen parliamentary democracy throughout the world. Prominent members of the Union have won the Nobel Peace Prize on eight occasions. The author, recruited in 1984, was responsible, amongst other activities, for managing the library and supervising the Union's regular publications.As a writer, he has prepared numerous technical papers and reports including a two-volume reference compendium on the parliaments of the world. Nine novels have also come from his hand.He now lives in France where, from retirement he is active in a cultural association for the promotion of creative activities.He has a son, two grandsons, a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter.
A survey of international air piracy and airline terrorism, this volume analyzes types of hijackers, offers advice for victims, discusses the politics of governments toward hijacking and describes the need for international co-operation to counter the danger.
Within the pages of the second New Writers UK Anthology, you will discover a range of fiction for adults, covering many genres, subjects, styles and emotions. These irresistible tales are all new to the market and showcase the art of short story writing. Prepare to be surprised and entertained.
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