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The Red Line

A Railway Journey Through the Cold War

Christopher Knowles

In 1981, with the Cold War at its height, Christopher Knowles embarked on the first of 24 train journeys as a tour guide from London to Hong Kong. In this memoir he recalls travelling on ordinary passenger services through East Berlin, Poland, the Soviet Union and China, describes his eccentric fellow-travellers, and recounts a series of bizarre and sometimes frightening experiences, including being mistaken for a Red Army deserter in Mongolia.

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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • Year: 2017
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 230pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781473887442
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.7kg
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