Garry Douglas Kilworth Attack On The Redan

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Attack On The Redan

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Welcome back to Sergeant "Fancy Jack" Crossman as he takes on another adventure in the Crimea 1855 and the port of Sebastopol is still under siege by the allies, with the Russians putting up a vigorous defence. Jack Crossman and his hardy band of malcontents find their own ways to harass the enemy and chip away at their morale as Russian sharpshooters mysteriously disappear. But these foxhunts serve merely as a warm-up to the British attack on the Redan. The attack, when it does come, is ill-planned and ill-advised, ending in total diaster and forcing Crossman to bear witness to the wholesale massacre of his fellow soldiers. Two months later, French and Sardinian forces foil a massive Russian counter-attack and Sebastopol is left to the allies. At last the Crimean War is over, and Sergeant Crossman learns that he is to continue his life of espionage and sabotage in a new setting, both dangerous and exotic - India.

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Garry Kilworth was raised in South Yemen, the son of an RAF sergeant. Later he served 15 years in the RAF himself. Most recently he was with the British Army in Hong Kong, where he wrote for the South China Morning Post. He now spends his time between Suffolk and Spain, writing full time. He has won many awards for both his children's and adult novels.

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It is 1855, when Britain and France are at war with the Russians in the Crimea, and Sergeant Fancy Jack Crossman is leading a secret group harassing and ambushing the enemy along the Redan. Kilworth provides a detailed look at war and life in the British Army. Terry Wale tells the story with aplomb, effortlessly switching accents to mimic Americans, Australians, a variety of British classes, and Frenchmen. An amusing series of scenes with a camel-mounted machine gun that wreaks havoc on the Russians gives way to the serious slaughter of both British and Russians at the Redan. Wale's performance is as flawless as ever, engrossing the listener in the blood and guts of the Crimean War. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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