Mandarin Blue: RAF Chinese Linguists - 1951-1962 - in the Cold War

By: Hunt, Reginald C / Russell, Geoffrey L. / Scott, Keith G.A.

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xv + 194pp, illustrated. Softback, an excellent clean tight copy. Personal experiences of the authors and their peers, some 300 airmen, most of them National Servicemen, who, around fifty years ago, were selected to study spoken Chinese and then sent on operational duty to the Crown Colony of Hong Kong, at the time still a remote output of Empire. The authors, themselves former Chinese linguists, have drawn on previously classified documents in the National Archives which are now in the public domain, as well as personal reminiscences of some of those involved, to put together this account of the young men's experience of learning a strange language, their travels to the Far East and their exposure to an unfamiliar culture. This book seeks to record a small fragment of little-known RAF signals history during the Cold War, before it fades into obscurity with the passage of time.

Title: Mandarin Blue: RAF Chinese Linguists - 1951-1962 - in the Cold War

Author Name: Hunt, Reginald C / Russell, Geoffrey L. / Scott, Keith G.A.

Categories: Aviation - Post WW2, Military History - Post WW2, History - Rest of the World,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oxford, Hurusco Books: 2008

ISBN Number: 0956023509

ISBN Number 13: 9780956023506

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 021614

Keywords: RAF Aviation China Hong Long Linguistics Cold War National Service