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James Aldridge (Harold Edward James Aldridge)

Worked briefly on the staffs of the Melbourne Herald and Sun (1937-38) before pursuing a successful journalistic career in England, where he has remained apart from occasional visits to Australia. A war correspondent in the Second World War, Aldridge is a leading fiction-writer. His first three novels, Signed with Their Honour (1942), The Sea Eagle (1944) and Of Many Men (1946).


  • for Robin Hood series
  • The Flying 19
  • The Marvelous Mongolian
  • The True Story of Lilli Stubek


Party affiliation: Marxist Persuasions


Denomination: Catholic, Protestant

James Aldridge
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  • 1932
    a messenger boy, newspaper
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1937 - 1938
    journalist, Herald and Sun
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1939
    journalist, Daily Sketch and Sunday Dispatch
  • 1939 - 1944
    European and Middle East war corresponden, Australian Newspaper Service and North American Newspaper Alliance
  • 1944
    Tehran correspondent, Time and Life



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  • Works
    • non-fiction: Undersea Hunting for Inexperienced Englishmen
    • non-fiction: Cairo: Biography of a City
    • non-fiction: Living Egypt
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