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
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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
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Deification In The Latin Patristic Tradition

Author: Jared Ortiz
Editor: Studies in Early Christianity
ISBN: 0813231426
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"Contributors to this volume refute the widely held perception that the doctrine of deification primarily belonged in the Eastern Church, and that the Western Church reduced the rich biblical and Greek patristic understanding of salvation to a narrow view of redemption. To the contrary, these essays provide evidence of the wide-ranging use of deification themes in major Latin patristic sources, showing that deification was a native part of early Latin theology that was consitently and creatively employed"--

A History Of The Papacy During The Period Of The Reformation

Author: Mandell Creighton
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110804106X
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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).

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

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Benedict Arnold S Army

Author: Arthur S. Lefkowitz
Editor: Savas Beatie
ISBN: 1611210038
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A brilliant American combat officer and this countrys most famous traitor, Benedict Arnold is one of the most fascinating and complicated people to emerge from American history. His contemporaries called Arnold the American Hannibal after he successfully led more than 1,000 men through the savage Maine wilderness in 1775. The objective of Arnold and his heroic corps was the fortress city of Quebec, the capital of British-held Canada. The epic campaign is the subject of Benedict Arnolds Army, a fascinating campaign to bring Canada into the war as the 14th colony. The initiative for the assault came from George Washington who learned that a fast moving detachment could surprise Quebec by following a chain of rivers and lakes through the Maine wilderness. Washington picked Col. Benedict Arnold, an obscure and controversial Connecticut officer, to command the corps who signed up for the secret mission. Arnold believed that his expedition would reach Quebec City in twenty days. The route turned out to be 270 miles of treacherous rapids, raging waterfalls, and trackless forests that took months to traverse. At times Arnolds men were up to their waists in freezing water dragging and pushing their clumsy boats through surging rapids and hauling them up and over waterfalls. In one of the greatest exploits in American military history, Arnold led his famished corps through the early winter snow, up and over the Appalachian Mountains, and on to Quebec. Benedict Arnolds Army covers a largely unknown but important period of Arnolds life. Award-winning author Arthur Lefkowitz provides important insights into Arnolds character during the earliest phase of his military career, showing his aggressive nature, need for recognition, experience as a competitive businessman, and his obsession with honor that started him down the path to treason. Lefkowitz extensively researched Arnolds expedition and made numerous trips along the same route that Arnolds army took. Benedict Arnolds Army also contains a closing chapter with detailed information and maps for readers who wish to follow the expeditions route from the coast of Maine to Quebec City. There is a growing interest in the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War as a source of national pride and identity and the Arnold Expedition as told through Benedict Arnolds Army is one of the greatest adventure stories in American history. Arthur S. Lefkowitz lives in central New Jersey

Fighter Command 1936 1968

Author: Ken Delve
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783408693
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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 Mary Caffrey
Editor: Univ of Texas Pr
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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.