WorldCat Identities

Thompson, Tony

Works: 2 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 262 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: DS10, 915.04426
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tony Thompson
The Kombi trail : across three continents in VW van by Robert Cox( )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cambridge, 1961. A group of students set off on the trip of a lifetime. Against the backdrop of the Cold War they travel through the Soviet Union to the Middle East, South Asia and on to Africa. Their mode of transport? The iconic VW Kombi. This book tells the story of that trip, not just the people they met and the places they saw, but the many experiences - sometimes nerve-wracking, sometimes bizarre - that they encountered along the way. It provides a fascinating insight into a world on the brink of change - seen through the eyes of nine young men fresh from university. The two VW Kombis doggedly traversed treacherous mountain passes, near-impossible roads, jungle tracks and river crossings on their journey through Anatolia, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. This book is an affectionate and highly entertaining re-creation of the relationship between the nine young travellers and their companions, the two VW Kombis which functioned as transport, shelter, canteen and home. It is also a tribute to the determined and rugged determination of the VW Kombi whose descendants still tackle the highways and the more daunting roads of the world."--Publisher's website
The Kombi trail : across Asia and Africa in a Volkswagen Type 2 by Robert Cox( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.50 (from 0.13 for The Kombi ... to 0.54 for The Kombi ...)
English (5)