After more than four years of total war the armies of Europe were exhausted. The Allies were determined to bring the war in Europe to an end as quickly as possible and with the minimum of bloodshed. But the Germans, although they could see the war was lost, were by no means prepared to yield. Indeed, the fighting during 1945 was to be some of the bitterest of the war. In the East, Stalin's mighty war machine began a crushing offensive. Beginning in swirling fog and snow, the Soviet steamroller crashed through the German lines on the Vistula, 125 miles south of Warsaw. Soon Russian armoured columns were driving across the Polish plain towards the Oder, Germany's historic frontier with the East, creating panic in East Prussia. In the West, Eisenhower and Montgomery joined the race to destroy the heart of Nazi Germany and defend Europe against Stalin's vaulting ambition. So began one of the most crucial years in the history of the world which was to climax in the desperate battle for Berlin. The gripping story of the final days of the Third Reich is told in graphic detail - the unfolding drama revealed through the eyes of soldier and civilian, private, general and refugee. In a sweeping panorama, which finds room for the individual human drama within the titanic clash of arms, Robin Cross paints an unforgettable picture of a world in chaos. By the end of 1945, Europe had new frontiers, friends had become deadly enemies and an uneasy peace threatened to transform Cold War in to a third world war. This is the story of how the eagle was toppled from the roof the Berlin Chancellery and the Russian bear stretched its claws to seize a Europe shattered by war.
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"A Fallen Eagle" is the true story of a young boy from East Texas, who volunteered for service in 1942. He entered the service with only a high school education and limited experience, other than working on a farm. His desire to be a pilot drove him to overcome numerous obstacles to be accepted into pilot training. He persevered through rigorous training to earn his wings. After receiving his wings, he became a B-24 pilot assigned to the 722nd Squadron of the 450th Bomb Group. When his unit training was completed, he was assigned to the 15th Air Force, operating out of Italy. He flew missions over most of Europe and the Balkans. Through over 75 of his personal letters, he shares his experiences, both emotional and physical, as he went from being a farm boy to being a heavy bomber pilot. He flew in dangerous combat situations, saw the horrors of aerial battle, and ultimately, gave his life in the service of his country. The human side of the tragedy is told not only in his letters, but by letters of the crew's next of kin and government correspondence in the aftermath. The final chapter describes the detailed government process to recover, make positive identification, and return his remains to the states. CLARENCE P. COWART was born in Groves, Texas, grew up in Jasper, Texas and graduated from Texas A & M College. Upon his graduation, he entered the service at Ft. Bliss, Texas and graduated from Missile School. After serving his active duty obligation, he returned to East Texas and joined the Army Reserves. His first assignment was as a Platoon Leader in an infantry unit. His next assignment was in an Artillery Unit in Beaumont, Texas where he served in several positions. He served four years as Headquarters Company Commander in a support group. Through the years he served in several units, the last was as the Commander of a transportation battalion. After twenty-one years of service he retired as a Lt. Colonel. While serving in the reserves, his civilian jobs invol
The fourth instalment of Robert Fabbri's bestselling Vespasian series. Caligula is dead, Rome is in the hands of a drooling fool - and Vespasian must fight to save his brother's life and find the Eagle of the Seventeenth. Caligula has been assassinated and the Praetorian Guard have proclaimed Claudius Emperor - but his position is precarious. His three freedmen, Narcissus, Pallas and Callistus, must find a way to manufacture a quick victory for Claudius - but how? Pallas has the answer: retrieve the Eagle of the Seventeenth, lost in Germania nearly 40 years before. Who but Vespasian could lead a dangerous mission into the gloomy forests of Germania? Accompanied by a small band of cavalry, Vespasian and his brother try to pick up the trail of the Eagle. But they are tailed by hunters who pick off men each night and leave the corpses in their path. Someone is determined to sabotage Vespasian's mission. In search of the Eagle and the truth, pursued by barbarians, Vespasian will battle his way to the shores of Britannia. Yet can he escape his own Emperor's wrath?
This book looks at the period between Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo and his departure for exile on St. Helena. The title is slightly misleading. One large part of the book deals with the relationship between Napoleon and the government that replaced him in Paris, and another with the treatment Napoleon received once he had been captured while the ship that captured Napoleon (the Bellerophon) doesn't make an appearance until page 119. This is by no means a criticism of the book, and in fact is one of its strengths. The section on the fall of Napoleon is particularly fascinating, and helped to fill a gap in my own knowledge of events between the moment Napoleon drove away from Waterloo and his arrival in exile on St. Helena
Computer specialist Tom Evers had been heartily enjoying his Super Bowl Sunday until a series of disturbing special reports throughout the game introduced a very different United States than had existed just hours before. The powerful International Directors are now in the final, violent stages of implementing a decades-long plot to merge the U.S. into a new world order. The last line of defense rests with the Philadelphia Coalition, a group of devoted patriots determined to see America endure "The Crisis" and reclaim her former glory. Tom is forced to reconsider the meaning of truth and loyalty amidst the backdrop of a brutal global society. Fallen Eagle is a futuristic story pulled directly from today's headlines... only it was written in 1982. The ideas that eventually came to be Fallen Eagle were first the subject of numerous dinner- and drive-time discussions between a father and his three sons. Thought to have been lost, this manuscript was recently discovered in the same box that had been returned from the last publisher to reject it over thirty years ago. Bringing it back to life exactly as it was written has been an effort of love, honor and even (a little) humor. It is supplemented with material from his adult sons to provide back-story and an updated perspective into the well-informed and highly creative imagination of Jim Green.
VICTORY . . . OR ARMAGEDDON Marine commando Lt. Colonel Jan-Erik Ruud has discovered the horrifying ultimate plan of UN Secretary General Ohmara Saihi. The madman wants to bring about an "enlightened" world . . . by slaughtering billions! All over the globe, Saihi's followers unleash the deadliest weapons ever created to eliminate anyone deemed "excess population." Ruud, his elite Iron Devils, and rock star-turned-resistance fighter Krista Brandt face the armies of the UN head-on. Meanwhile, Marine Captain Arturo Youvella and CDC doctor Purva Tharani race to stop a string of deadly biological attacks throughout the world. The final battle between the U.S. and the UN is approaching. It is a battle the forces of freedom must win, or witness death and destruction on an unimaginable scale.
America . . . No Longer Land of the Free. Washington and Alaska are under UN occupation. The President and her cabinet are prisoners. The fanatical Friends of Peace terrorize the country in the name of the cult-like United Nations Secretary General Ohmara Saihi, who will make his vision of an enlightened world a reality by any means necessary. Marine commando Jan-Erik Ruud and his rock star-turned-sniper girlfriend Krista Brandt are not about to give up. From the tiny Alaska town of Talkeetna, they lead a group of eclectic patriots in a guerrilla war against the UN. But Ruud knows for ultimate victory, America needs its leader back. He devises a desperate plan to free President Emily Moore from the heart of enemy-held Anchorage. No matter the cost, Ruud cannot fail, for he has discovered Saihi's ultimate plan, one that will have horrifying consequences for the world.
- Author : California. Legislature. Senate
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1973
- Genre : California
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : UCBK:Z006374142
From a small Texas town to the captivating city of Paris, France, author Irene Coletti will take you on a journey of life and love. Follow the romantic pilgrimage of both Jacky and Vicky, as these two unite in friendship and search for their soul mates. Through tragedy and triumph, their lives intertwine in a struggle that spans years, countries, life, and death.
Written in aid of the Huntington’s Disease Youth Organisation (HDYO), with a foreword from Catherine Martin, CE of the HDYO. The title story, Fallen Eagles, is a Hamlet-inspired story about a Scottish boy who loses his idolised mountaineer father in an accident and blames his uncle to such an extent that he contemplates murder. Other stories take us to the French Revolution, the First World War and to more contemporary situations such as coming out, shaking off the parental yoke and exploring old and new love. Each story explores the diversity of young people’s experiences as they emerge into adulthood and the wide-ranging themes are both contemporary and relatable to the modern reader. Fallen Angels has been produced to raise funds for Huntington’s Disease Youth Organisation, a charity that Bruce has worked closely with for many years, following his civil partner’s diagnoses with Huntington’s Disease in 2016. Praise for Bruce Harris’ earlier short story collection, Odds Against: “There is strength and warmth, toughness and kindness in these stories, making up a collection that is spirited and uplifting.” – Alison Moore, author of Booker Prize short-listed novel, The Lighthouse
- Author : George Frederick Cruchley
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1856
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : OXFORD:590274293
- Author : George Frederick CRUCHLEY
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1851
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 324
- ISBN : BL:A0018312707
The 50 pilots featured in Fallen Eagles were all decorated for bravery during The Great War. All survived the conflict only to die flying in the postwar years.The causes of their deaths ranged from being casualties of small wars, then as now rife in the Middle East, mechanical failure or pilot error. The 1920s were still pioneering years for aviation and aviators and test flying, air races and displays, record attempts etc were fraught with dangers known and unknown.In addition to the better known names such as Sir John Alcock, Captain W Beauchamp-Proctor VC and Sammy Kincaid there are many that will be unfamiliar to all but the most ardent enthusiasts. But all have courage and love of flying in common and sadly luck ran out for each of these men who made a contribution to the history of flight. Thanks to acclaimed aviation historian Norman Franks, their names are not forgotten.
A global new world order is about to become established. The only thing standing in the way are the heroes in Mass Destruction. In the third installment, Fallen Eagle, author Ryan Conti brings forth another tale of conspiracy and mayhem as the Club of Kings rise to power, taking over the world at the behest of the mysterious Mother. Our heroes face America's enemy's in the Middle East and China as they work with new allies to destroy the Club from within. New mysteries are revealed as old questions get answered in the exciting Mass Destruction vol. 3 Fallen Eagle.