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

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

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Oxford, Hurusco Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021614

ISBN: 0956023509

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info