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.
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.