Force Benedict

Author: Eric Carter
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444785117
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Second World War fighter pilot Eric Carter is one of only four surviving members of a secret mission, code-named 'Force Benedict'. Sanctioned by Winston Churchill in 1941 Force Benedict was dispatched to defend Murmansk, the USSR's only port not under Nazi occupation. If Murmansk fell, Soviet resistance against the Nazis would be hard to sustain and Hitler would be able to turn all his forces on Britain... Force Benedict was under the command of New Zealand-born RAF Wing Commander Henry Neville Gynes Ramsbottom-Isherwood, who led two squadrons of Hurricane fighters, pilots and ground crew which were shipped to Russia in total secrecy on the first ever Arctic Convoy. They were told to defend Murmansk against the Germans 'at all costs'. 'We all reckoned the government thought we'd never survive' - but Eric Carter did, and was threatened with Court Martial if he talked about where he'd been or what he'd done. Now he reveals his experiences of seventy years ago in the hell on earth that was Murmansk, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle. It will also include previously unseen photos and documents, as well as exploring - for the first time - other intriguing aspects of Force Benedict.

The Real Benedict Arnold

Author: Jim Murphy
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395776094
Size: 17,42 MB
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Provides a comprehensive look at the life of this American army officer and hero who turned traitor and the motives that led him to do what he did through letters, memoirs, and political documents from that period in history. 25,000 first printing.

Benedict Arnold

Author: Hourly History
Editor: Hourly History
ISBN: 1520892926
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Benedict Arnold: a name that has become synonymous with betrayal. However, this wasn’t always the case. At one time he was General (and future first President) George Washington’s trusted advisor in the struggle against the British. What caused this turncoat to turn his revolutionary ambitions inside out to match the crimson of the British? What brought on one of the most famous treacheries in history? Inside you will read about... ✓ A Revolutionary in His Own Right ✓ On The Eve of Revolution ✓ The War Rages ✓ Independence Day ✓ Marriage of Destiny ✓ America’s Wayward Son And much more! It has long been perceived as a historical enigma, but in this book we are going to tackle it. Read further to learn what turned a man who could have potentially been one of the greatest military heroes of American history - and perhaps even a future President himself - switch course and betray his country in such a devastating way. Read on to learn the true story about Benedict Arnold.

The Whitney Family Of Connecticut And Its Affiliations

Author: Stephen Whitney Phoenix
Size: 16,16 MB
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Religion And The Conduct Of War C 300 1215

Author: David Steward Bachrach
Editor: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9780851159447
Size: 14,20 MB
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An analysis of the dynamic interpenetration of religion and war in the West from the fourth to the 13th centuries.

A History Of The Papacy During The Period Of The Reformation

Author: Mandell Creighton
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110804106X
Size: 17,13 MB
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This five-volume work by Mandell Creighton (1843-1901) was first published between 1882 and 1894. Volume 1 (1882) describes the developments within the Catholic church that led to the exile of the popes in Avignon and the Council of Constance (1378-1418).

Benedict Arnold S Army

Author: Arthur S. Lefkowitz
Editor: Savas Beatie
ISBN: 1611210038
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This “brilliant” account of Benedict Arnold’s military campaign to bring Canada into the Revolutionary War is “hard to put down”—includes maps (Mag Web). In 1775, Benedict Arnold led more than one thousand men through the Maine wilderness in order to reach Quebec, the capital of British-held Canada. His goal was to reach the fortress city and bring Canada into the Revolutionary War as the fourteenth colony. When George Washington learned of a route to Quebec that followed a chain of rivers and lakes through the Maine wilderness, he picked Col. Benedict Arnold to command the surprise assault. The route to Canada was 270 miles of rapids, waterfalls, and dense forests that took months to traverse. Arnold led his famished corps through early winter snow and waist-high freezing water, up and over the Appalachian Mountains, and finally, to Quebec. In Benedict Arnold’s Army, award-winning author Arthur S. Lefkowitz traces the troops’ grueling journey, examining Arnold’s character at the time and how this campaign influenced him later in the Revolutionary War. After multiple trips to the route Arnold’s army took, Lefkowitz also includes detailed information and maps for readers to follow the expedition’s route from the coast of Main to Quebec City.

Genealogy Of The Families Of John Rockwell Of Stamford Connecticut 1641 And Ralph Keeler Of Hartford Connecticut 1939

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Fighter Command 1936 1968

Author: Ken Delve
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783408693
Size: 18,84 MB
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This is a comprehensive reference to the structure, operation, aircraft and men of Fighter Command from its formation in 1936 to 1968 when it became part of Strike Command. It includes descriptions of many notable defensive and offensive campaigns, the many types of aircraft used, weapons and airfields. The main sections of the book include a general historical introduction and overview, operations, operational groups, aircrew training and technical details of each aircraft type. Lengthy Annexes cover personnel, the squadrons in World War II, orders of battle for each wartime year, maps of airfield locations and numbers of enemy aircraft downed.

Ruth Benedict

Author: Margaret M. Caffrey
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Poet, anthropologist, feminist -- Ruth Benedict was all these and much more. Born in the last years of the Victorian era, she came of age during the Progressive years and participated in inaugurating the modern era of American life. This book provides an intellectual and cultural history of the first half of the twentieth century through the life of an important and remarkable woman.