History Creator / DerekRobinson

21st Jun '15 4:22:02 PM AgProv
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* SpotOfTea: They're British, after all. In ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'', Squadron-leader Quinlan says, only half-jokingly, that if the Russians were gentlemen they'd delay Armageddon for a few minutes, to let us finish our tea first. (The Vulcan duty aircrat are at dispersal and their planes ready to be in the air within ninety seconds).

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* SpotOfTea: They're British, after all. In ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'', Squadron-leader Quinlan says, only half-jokingly, that if the Russians were gentlemen they'd delay Armageddon for a few minutes, to let us finish our tea first. (The Vulcan duty aircrat aircraft are at dispersal and their planes ready to be in the air within ninety seconds).seconds).
* TokenReligiousTeammate: Lieutenant Gabriel in ''Goshawk Squadron'', whose form of progressive madness involves speaking in Bible quotes, reciting psalms whilst killing Germans, and eventually taking the persona of the Angel of Death from Revelations and killing ''everybody'', regardless of nationality.
20th Apr '15 11:24:38 AM nombretomado
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** Averted in ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'' as this is only a ColdWar. But subverted in that if they ever have to do it for real - EverybodyDies. And that is very literally '''everybody'''. The only fatalities in this book are the bookie who tries to blackmail a pilot with gambling debts, and by inference, the Russian spy who tries to compromise Silk.

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** Averted in ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'' as this is only a ColdWar.SpaceColdWar. But subverted in that if they ever have to do it for real - EverybodyDies. And that is very literally '''everybody'''. The only fatalities in this book are the bookie who tries to blackmail a pilot with gambling debts, and by inference, the Russian spy who tries to compromise Silk.
20th Apr '15 2:43:57 AM AgProv
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** In ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'', a Russian "trawler" packed with electronic listening gear is buzzed at wavetop height by a Vulcan jet with all its electronic jamming gear full on. Between the jamming and the back-blast from the jet engines, it is left floundering in suddenly very choppy water in a deniable incident.
20th Apr '15 2:41:00 AM AgProv
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** Averted in ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'' as this is only a ColdWar. But subverted in that if they ever have to do it for real - EverybodyDies. And that is very literally '''everybody'''. The only fatalities in this book are the bookie who tries to blackmail a pilot with gambling debts, and by inference, the Russian spy who tries to compromise Silk.
20th Apr '15 2:37:51 AM AgProv
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** In ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'', Flight-Lieutenant Silk is bluntly told during conversion training to Vulcan jets that this isn't a Lancaster - you can't get out of your seat, nip down the fuselage and use the Elsan as these planes don't have an onboard toilet. "So see your bladder is empty when you get aboard as I want no bottles of piss spilling out over the wiring".
19th Apr '15 12:08:47 PM AgProv
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Derek Robinson is an English writer. He wrote three novels about UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, three about UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, and several more about spies and secret agents. Other works include one about the British pilots who would have nuked Russia in any outbreak of WW3. He broke from type to produce ''Kentucky Blues'', a generational novel about the Deep South before, during, and after the American Civil War. All are BlackComedy edging toward {{satire}}.

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Derek Robinson is an English writer. He wrote three novels about UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, three about UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, and several more about spies and secret agents. Other works include one ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'', about the British pilots who would have nuked Russia in any outbreak of WW3. He broke from type to produce ''Kentucky Blues'', a generational novel about the Deep South before, during, and after the American Civil War. All are BlackComedy edging toward {{satire}}.
19th Apr '15 10:31:21 AM AgProv
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* AcePilot: Moggy Cattermole certainly, though he's just as much a MagnificentBastard, with emphasis on the bastard. Also the Maverick Major Wooley, a foul-mouthed and insubordinate Ace who rose from the ranks.

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* AcePilot: Moggy Cattermole certainly, though he's just as much a MagnificentBastard, with emphasis on the bastard. Also the Maverick Major Wooley, a foul-mouthed and insubordinate Ace who rose from the ranks. Flight Lieutenant Silk, who in twenty-two years service (on and off) is never promoted, but starts out in Hampden bombers in 1940 and finishes his career in Vulcan nuclear jets in 1962.
19th Apr '15 8:24:14 AM AgProv
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* SpotOfTea: They're British, after all.

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* SpotOfTea: They're British, after all. In ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'', Squadron-leader Quinlan says, only half-jokingly, that if the Russians were gentlemen they'd delay Armageddon for a few minutes, to let us finish our tea first. (The Vulcan duty aircrat are at dispersal and their planes ready to be in the air within ninety seconds).
19th Apr '15 8:18:54 AM AgProv
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** ''Damned Good Show'' is about Bomber Command in WW2. Not the killing machine that flied sophisticated four-engined heavy bombers; more the ramshackle outfit expected to fly pre-war designs over Germany in 1939 and 1940. The ''survivors'' get to risk things all over again in Lancasters. And one survivor of Lancasters gets to risk ''everything'' in the nuclear-armed jets...
19th Apr '15 7:54:57 AM AgProv
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** Also, ''Kramer's War'', ''The Eldorado Network'', and ''Artillery of Lies'', though these are about noncombatants. Has since written a novel about the Vulcan Bombers of the 1960's, then Britain's primary nuclear deterrent, and the sort of pilots who would have nuked Russia.

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** Also, ''Kramer's War'', ''The Eldorado Network'', and ''Artillery of Lies'', though these are about noncombatants. Has since written a novel ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'' about the Vulcan Bombers of the 1960's, then Britain's primary nuclear deterrent, and the sort of pilots who would have nuked Russia.
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