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ID
b167
Title
"Happy Christmas Nastashya."
Genre
Story
Page Count
3
Word Count
1540
Publisher
Royal Air Force Journal
Publication Year
1942
Document Types
First-Person Narratives
Uncollected Stories
Topics
Pilots, War, Russians

A story similar in style to "Flying Officer X" tales but published only in a military journal with the byline "Flight Lieutenant H.E. Bates" and situated not in England among R.A.F. pilots but in Russia among partisan soldiers. The narrator converses with a young girl soldier before she and her fellow soldiers leave on an operation. In the Royal Air Force Journal (London, No. 2, December 1942, pp. 20-22), London Calling (edited by Storm Jameson, 1942, with the title "Good Luck, Nastashya".)