The Castaway S War

Author: Stephen Harding
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306823411
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Shipwrecked on a South Pacific island, a young US Navy lieutenant waged a one-man war against the Japanese In the early hours of July 5, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was hit by a Japanese torpedo. The powerful weapon broke the destroyer's back, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked raging fires. While accompanying ships were able to take off most of Strong's surviving crewmembers, scores went into the ocean as the once-proud warship sank beneath the waves--and a young officer's harrowing story of survival began. Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, a pre-war football star at the University of Alabama, went into the water as the vessel sank. Severely injured, Miller and several others survived three days at sea and eventually landed on a Japanese-occupied island. The survivors found fresh water and a few coconuts, but Miller, suffering from internal injuries and believing he was on the verge of death, ordered the others to go on without him. They reluctantly did do, believing, as Miller did, that he would be dead within hours. But Miller didn't die, and his health improved enough for him to begin searching for food. He also found the enemy--Japanese forces patrolling the island. Miller was determined to survive, and so launched a one-man war against the island's occupiers. Based on official American and Japanese histories, personal memoirs, and the author's exclusive interviews with many of the story's key participants, The Castaway's War is a rousing story of naval combat, bravery, and determination.

The War Of The Axe Or Adventures In South Africa

Author: John Percy Groves
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The Castaways

Author: James Otis
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Under Dewey At Manila Or The War Fortunes Of A Castaway

Author: Edward Stratemeyer
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Times Of War Peril The Historical Novels Series Illustrated Edition

Author: G. A. Henty
Editor: e-artnow
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e-artnow presents to you this unique historical collection with action adventure tales from all over the world. This carefully crafted and meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Out on the Pampas The Young Franc-Tireurs The Young Buglers The Cornet of Horse In Times of Peril Winning His Spurs (Boy Knight) Friends Though Divided Jack Archer Under Drake's Flag By Sheer Pluck With Clive in India In Freedom's Cause St. George For England True to the Old Flag The Young Colonists The Dragon and the Raven For Name and Fame The Lion of the North Through the Fray The Bravest of the Brave The Young Carthaginian With Wolfe in Canada Bonnie Prince Charlie For the Temple In the Reign of Terror Orange and Green Captain Bayley's Heir The Cat of Bubastes The Curse of Carne's Hold The Lion of St. Mark By Pike and Dyke One of the 28th With Lee in Virginia By England's Aid By Right of Conquest Chapter of Adventures Maori and Settler The Dash For Khartoum Held Fast for England Redskin and Cowboy Beric the Briton Condemned as a Nihilist In Greek Waters Rujub, the Juggler A Jacobite Exile Saint Bartholomew's Eve Through the Sikh War In the Heart of the Rockies When London Burned A Girl of the Commune Wulf The Saxon A Knight of the White Cross Through Russian Snows The Tiger of Mysore At Agincourt On the Irrawaddy With Cochrane the Dauntless Colonel Thorndyke's Secret A March on London With Frederick the Great With Moore at Corunna Among Malay Pirates At Aboukir and Acre Both Sides the Border The Lost Heir Under Wellington's Command In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers No Surrender! A Roving Commission Won by the Sword In the Irish Brigade Out With Garibaldi With Buller in Natal At the Point of the Bayonet To Herat and Cabul With Roberts to Pretoria The Treasure of the Incas With Kitchener in the Soudan With the British Legion Through Three Campaigns With the Allies to Pekin By Conduct and Courage

The Autobiography Of A Man O War S Bell

Author: Charles Rathbone Low
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Narrative Of The Expedition To China From The Commencement Of The War To Its Termination In 1842

Author: John Elliot Bingham
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Under Dewey At Manila

Author: Edward Stratemeyer
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Red Eagle Or Wars With The Indians Of Alabama

Author: George Cary Eggleston
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In that [Creek] war there was one man more conspicuous than any other-more relentless, more daring . . . and at the same time more brilliant in attack and defence, abler in counsel, and having greater skill in the field than any of his fellow-chiefs-a man who fought Jackson, Claiborne, Flournoy, Floyd, and Coffee, whose troops, coming from different quarters of the country, surrounded him on every side and out-numbered him on every field; fighting them with credit to his own skill and daring, and with no little damage to these skilled enemies-a man of whom Jackson said,

The Castaways Or The Adventures Of A Family In The Wilds Of Africa

Author: Anne Bowman
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The War Of The Rebellion V 1 53 Serial No 1 111 Formal Reports Both Union And Confederate Of The First Seizures Of United States Property In The Southern States And Of All Military Operations In The Field With The Correspondence Order And Returns Relating Specially Thereto 1880 1898 111 V

Author: United States. War Department
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Official records produced by the armies of the United States and the Confederacy, and the executive branches of their respective governments, concerning the military operations of the Civil War, and prisoners of war or prisoners of state. Also annual reports of military departments, calls for troops, correspondence between national and state governments, correspondence between Union and Confederate officials. The final volume includes a synopsis, general index, special index for various military divisions, and background information on how these documents were collected and published. Accompanied by an atlas.

In Search Of The Castaways South America Australia New Zealand

Author: Jules Verne
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Castaway S Baedeker To The South Seas

Author: United States. Navy. Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas. Objective Data Section
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The Sunny South Or The Battle On The Bosphorus

Author: F Claudius Armstrong
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Works Of Jules Verne In Search Of Castaways South America Australia New Zealand

Author: Jules Verne
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The Merchant Seaman In War

Author: Leslie Cope Cornford
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A Civil War Gunboat In Pacific Waters

Author: Hans Van Tilburg
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The USS Saginaw was a Civil War gunboat that served in Pacific and Asian waters between 1860 and 1870. During this decade, the crew witnessed the trade disruptions of the Opium Wars, the Taiping Rebellion, the transportation of Confederate sailors to Central America, the French intervention in Mexico, and the growing presence of American naval forces in Hawaii. In 1870, the ship sank at one of the world's most remote coral reefs; her crew was rescued sixty-eight days later after a dramatic open-boat voyage. More than 130 years later, the author led the team that discovered and recorded the Saginaw's remains near the Kure Atoll reef.

Hazards Of War

Author: Stanley Reginald Harry Rogers
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War North Of 80

Author: Wilhelm Dege
Editor: University Press of Colorado
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War North of 80 is the personal story of Wilhelm Dege, the leader of the last active German weather station of World War II, code named "Operation Haudegen." In an effort to secure weather data vital for military operations in northwestern Europe during World War II, the German Navy and Air Force secretly established manned weather stations in East Greenland, Svalbard, and Franz Josef Land. Translated from the German by William Barr, War North of 80 describes the mission and its participants--the last German troops to surrender--from its beginning until they were picked up by Allied troops on May 9, 1945. Dege's lively writing describes not just the official weather observation program but also the recreational activities, the ambitious series of hikes around Nordaustlandet, and the hopes and fears of the group as they followed the increasingly dire war situation in Europe. With a detailed introduction, Barr's translation offers English-speaking readers a rare glimpse into the German's activities in the Arctic during the Second World War. An epilogue by Ekart Dege, Wilhelm's son, offers insight into the various fates of the expedition members who worked alongside his father.