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The fourth title in The Peter Fleming Collection, News from Tartary chronicles his successful and remarkable journey from Peking to Kashmir
Peter Fleming, OBE, (1907-1971) was a journalist and writer and one of the last great adventurers of the twentieth century. He began his career as a special correspondent with The Times and later wrote for The Spectator. He served with the Grenadier Guards during World War II and from 1942 was in charge of military deception operations in Southeast Asia. He is author of several classic books, which include Brazilian Adventure, To Peking, Bayonets to Lhasa, Operation Sea Lion (The Peter Fleming Collection, Tauris Parke Paperbacks), and One's Company. In his memory, The Royal Geographical Society established The Peter Fleming Award for projects that seek to advance geographical science.
Table of Contents
Foreword * Heading for Trouble * Zero Hour * Heroine * Two’s company? * The Forbidden Province * Exiles and Armaments * Nightmare Train * Railhead * Fits and Starts * A Lorry and the Liu Pan Shan * Open Arrest * The Skin of our Teeth * The Mountain Road * Defeat? * Confined to Barracks * The Great Lamasery * Escape from Officialdom * The Good Samaritans * Into the Blue * Travelling Light * The Prince of Dzun * The Caravan Marches * Winds and Wild Asses * Night-March to the end of the World * No Man’s Land * The Lost City * Patience * Empty Days * The Good Companions * Travelling Blind * Borodishin Takes Charge * No Picnic * The Gorges of the Boron Kol * Lost * The Turbaned-heads * Birthday * Casualities * We say Good-bye to Slalom * Grass, Men, News * Thalassa Thalassa * Brave New World * Rule Britannia * The Desert Road * Dirty Work * The Red Army Lends a Hand * Russia Racketeers * The New Imperialists * Cherchen * Thirst * A cuckoo-clock in Keriya * Rebels Don’t care * Khotan * The Vanished leader * The Last of Tungan Territory * Hoboes on Horseback * The Roof of the World * Kashgar-Les-Bains * Wings over Turkistan * Into Pamirs * The Last Town in China * The Russian Agent * The Pass of a Thousand Ibex * News from Home * A Thousand Welcomes * Sahibs * Gilgit at Last * Last Lap * Triumphal Entry * Index