By Peter Leslie

This is often the formerly untold tale of the extraordinary dating among a tender British diplomat and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia from the latter’s Coronation in 1930 until eventually his homicide in 1975.
Based on Chapman-Andrew’s diary, the center of the ebook describes the intense SOE operation in 1940 to re-instate the Emperor on his throne after being pushed out through the invading Italians. including the mythical Orde Wingate, Chapman-Andrews followed the Emperor via Italian occupied Ethiopia and, after many adventures, the very important project used to be accomplished.

Later Chapman-Andrews was once a key determine through the Suez main issue and in Britain’s kinfolk with Egypt and Sudan in addition to Ethiopia.

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Powered by a massive 2300 hp Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp R-2800 radial engine, Alexander Karrveli's design had an empty weight of 10,000 lbs - almost twice that of a loaded Spitfire - and although christened Thunderbolt, on entering service with the USAAF it was nicknamed 'Juggernaut', or 'Jug' for short. The P-47 began operations with the USAAF on long-range bomber escort missions in the spring of 1943, and fitted with external tanks, it would eventually fly deep inro Germany. The new US fighter had naturally attracted the attention of the RAF, but its initial deficiencies and the adequate provision of other types led ro a lapse in interest.

Enemy aircraft crash-landed and pilot seen to leave it in a position one mile north of river and eight miles southeast of Sisak. ' There was another success on the 21st during another sweep when four of them came across a Croatian Fi 167 reconnaissance bomber flying to the southwest of Binj. It duly crashed and burst into flames after being attacked by all four Mustang IIIs. One of the pilots involved was Lt Ron Rorvik (in FB303), who thus claimed his fourth success. Sadly, he crashed in bad weather at the end of the month and was killed.

WO Wright of No 30 Sqn, who had taken off late, then arrived and closed on three aircraft he thought were Thunderbolts. It was only when he was much closer to them that he spotted their unusual camouflage and blood red roundels! Wright fired on one, and as another closed on his tail he beat a discretionary retreat into nearby cloud! The Insein railway workshops were the target for a large formation of Liberators the next day, their escort including the Thunderbolts of Nos 30 and 135 Sqns. After the 'heavies' had bombed, the formation was attacked by a mix of Ki-43 'Oscars' and Ki-44 'Tojo' fighters.

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