Flashpoint Trieste

Flashpoint Trieste

The First Battle of the Cold War

General Military
  • Author: Christian Jennings
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 25 Jan 2018
  • Number of Pages: 352
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Flashpoint Trieste is the story of one year in one city as the Cold War begins. The Western Allies captured the Adriatic port city before the Russians could reach it, but having survived the war, everybody is now desperate to make it through the liberation. Life is fast and violent, as former warring parties find common cause against the Soviet Union and the borders of the new Europe are being hammered out. Against this deadly backdrop of espionage, escape and revenge, the British and Americans are locked into the opening stages of the Cold War on the beautiful shores of the Adriatic, opposing the Russians and Yugoslavs.

Now published in paperback, this is the story of the first turbulent post-war year of lethal cat-and-mouse in south-eastern Europe, told through the stories of twelve men and women from seven different countries thrown together on a strategically vital frontier between East and West.

Biographical Note

CHRISTIAN JENNINGS is a British freelance foreign correspondent, and the author of six works of non-fiction, including At War on the Gothic Line (2016) for Osprey Publishing. Since 1988, across twenty-three countries, he has been writing books and journalism on international current affairs. modern history and popular science for publications ranging from The Economist and Reuters to Wired,The Guardian and The Scotsman. He has been based variously in Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo, Burundi, Kenya and Switzerand. He now lives in Turin, Italy.


Preface: This Land is My Land, June 2016
Author's Note
Part One: The Fall of Trieste
Part Two: Revenge in Trieste
Part Three: Brinkmanship on the Adriatic
Part Four: Colonialism on the Adriatic
Part Five: War in the Shadows
Part Six: The New Europe
Epilogue: What Became of the Characters in the Book
Appendix: Science Finds the Evidence

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