Brave Men [Illustrated Edition]

Author: Ernie Pyle

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787203662

Category: History

Page: 600

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Includes over 150 images recording the career of Ernie Pyle from childhood to Ie Shima. Europe was in the throes of World War II, and when America joined the fighting, Ernie Pyle went along. Long before television beamed daily images of combat into our living rooms, Pyle’s on-the-spot reporting gave the American public a firsthand view of what war was like for the boys on the front. Pyle followed the soldiers into the trenches, battlefields, field hospitals, and beleaguered cities of Europe. What he witnessed he described with a clarity, sympathy, and grit that gave the public back home an immediate sense of the foot soldier’s experience. There were really two wars, John Steinbeck wrote in Time magazine: one of maps and logistics, campaigns, ballistics, divisions, and regiments and the other a “war of the homesick, weary, funny, violent, common men who wash their socks in their helmets, complain about the food, whistle at Arab girls, or any girls for that matter, and bring themselves through as dirty a business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and courage—and that is Ernie Pyle’s war.” This collection of Pyle’s columns detailing the fighting in Europe in 1943-44 brings that war—and the living, and dying, moments of history—home to us once again.-Print ed. “This angle of reporting brought the front-line war back to the families of those serving in the armed forces and endeared Pyle to the troops. An essential piece of Americana for all collections.”—Library Journal “[A] classic of modern journalism.”—Kirkus Reviews

Brave Men, Dark Waters

The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs

Author: Orr Kelly

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645638

Category: History

Page: 350

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A definitive history of the US Navy’s renowned special operations fighting force—“the most complete in-depth study of this fabled elite unit” (Library Journal). The legend was forged in the fires of World War II, when special units of elite navy frogmen were entrusted with dangerous covert missions in the brutal global conflict. These Underwater Demolition Teams, as they were then called, soon became known for their toughness and fearlessness, and their remarkable ability to get the job—any job—done. Years later, the renamed US Navy SEALs (for Sea, Air, and Land) continued to be a wartime force to be reckoned with throughout the remainder of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. They served as rangers and scouts in the jungles of Vietnam, answered the call to duty in Panama, Granada, and in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, while developing into the very best of the best, the cream of America’s Special Forces crop. Author Orr Kelly offers a rich and riveting history of the SEALs, covering their remarkable triumphs while not shying away from the scandals and controversies. An extraordinary portrait of extraordinary fighting men, Brave Men, Dark Waters shines a brilliant light into the darkest shadows of war, which is where the SEALs have operated for decades with awesome and deadly efficiency.

Brave Men to the Battle

Author: Virgil Robinson

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572581646

Category: Religion

Page: 130

View: 1975

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Several hundred years after the apostle John wrote of a beautiful woman facing a fierce dragon in the last book of the Bible, the Waldenses fled from before Satan and his followers to find a refuge in the wilderness. Here is the story of the true church of Jesus, branded as heretics and pursued relentlessly in a Holy War to extinguish by intrigue, lies, betrayal and persecution, those keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

Brave Men

Author: David H. Hackworth,Julie Sherman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671865609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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America's most decorated soldier describes his experiences as an infantry leader during the Korean and Vietnam Wars

300 brave Men

Author: Gautam Pradhan

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd

ISBN: 9352019733

Category: History

Page: 606

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"Land of the Marathas, Western India, 1641-1660 The Indian sub - continent is ruled by three tyrannical Sultanates... the powerful Mughals in the North, and the Shia rulers - Adilshah and Qutubshah in the South. The native population, supressed for centuries, is subjected to slavery, bigotry, injustice and even torture. Through generations of subservience, the very idea of freedom has been wiped from their minds. As incessant battles rage between the Sultanates, the soldiers who fight and die on the battlefields are mostly Marathas, sons of the soil. Villages and crops are repeatedly razed by the invading armies, men killed in both peacetime and war, their women abducted. Maharashtra, once a prosperous land ruled by competent native rulers and inhabited by peaceful people, has been reduced almost to a wasteland. In this dark era, the sixteen-year-old son of an Adilshahi jagirdar stands up to declare: “I shall not serve, and neither shall my people!” The dream of a free State and an identity for his peoplesmouldering in his heart, he dares to rebel against the powerful Sultan, Adilshah. He begins with nothing... no army, no weapons and an empty treasury. Yet he achieves what no soldier, chieftain or king has ever achieved in defiance of the imperialists who rule. 300 Brave Men is the incredible story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale, a legendary warrior king, guerrilla fighter, brilliant tactician and clever diplomat. But above all, a remarkable human being. You have read history... now read his story..."

And Brave Men, Too

Author: Timothy S. Lowry

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Interviews with men who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War recall the horrors and costs of the war, the men and women who died, and the difficulty of returning to a homeland caught up in anti-war fervor

Brave Men of the Deep

A Part of the History of Springhill’s Mining

Author: Harry E. Munroe

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496951433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

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These writings cover some of the interesting events that I remember during my years while working in the coal mines in Springhill and have listed them as follows: 1. The mine disasters and rescue operations from 1956–1958. 2. Poems about working in the coal mines, which gives a walk through about a coal miner’s experience as well as other poems that I have written. 3. The history of the Liars Bench and some of the stories that I have heard from those renowned gentlemen. 4. A history of coal mining in Springhill. 5. Springhill’s connection with the Moose River Gold Mining disaster and rescue operations in 1936.

Brave Men in Action

Some Thrilling Stories of the British Flag

Author: Stephen Joseph Mac Kenna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Soldiers

Page: 456

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Brave Men of the Hills

Resistance and Rebellion in Burma, 1825-1932

Author: Parimal Ghosh

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9781850654070

Category: Burma

Page: 197

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Burma was conquered by Britain in the course of three wars fought in 1825, 1852 and 1885, and colonial rule was to last up until 1948, when Burma regained its lost independence. Throughout this period there were several armed uprisings against foreign rule and its social and economic ramifications.

A Dying Breed of Brave Men

The Self-Written Stories of Nine Married Priests

Author: Robert J. Brousseau

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410755487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

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KIN has been a long time coming for this author. It combines history with a terrific and tragic story of two brothers separated when they were young. One lives the life of a terrorist for the Irish Republican Army, the other works as an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and has to hunt his brother down. The brothers also have a sister who is dying from cancer, and her letters to her brother keep him walking a tightrope between the love for his family and his job of pursuing them at the same time. KIN contains, at times, heart-wrenching drama along with plenty of action and excitement. The one thing it does most of all is try to tell a story that covers both sides of the troubles Ireland has been plagued with for centuries. There are no happy endings when it comes to an Irish story, only realism and honesty. This is what the book accomplishes.

True Words for Brave Men

Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

Author: Charles Kingsley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427057583

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 296

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Brave Men of War

Tales of Valour 1965

Author: Lt Col Rohit Agarwal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9386141396

Category: History

Page: 268

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The ancient Greek poet Pindar once wrote, 'Unsung, the noblest deed will die.' Brave Men of War- from the heights of Kargil to the plains of Punjab-sets out to record acts of valour and tell the stories of the brave men, some of whom unflinchingly paid theprice of victory with the ultimate sacrifice of their lives during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. Pakistan's defeat in the war, marked the coming of age of the Indian army. There are stories of countless young men who lost their lives, fighting until they 'd drawn their last breath but all too often their stories were either forgotten or reduced to footnotes in the larger volumes of history. This book recounts the heroic and fearless acts of bravery demonstrated by our men in Olive. The list includes Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh, the military leader who planned, directed and commanded the operations and actions, Lt Col Desmond Hayde, the hero of Dograi, Lt Col AB Tarapore and Lt Col MMS Bakshi and many others. Without glamorising war, this is an attempt to preserve the stories of heroism and sacrifice of some fearless men, so that they may become role models for the youth of India and never be forgotten.

Brave Men and Women Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs

Author: O. E. (Osgood Eaton) Fuller

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842499264

Category: Fiction

Page: 523

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Big Guns and Brave Men

Mobile Artillery Observers and the Battle for Okinawa

Author: Rodney Walton

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612511317

Category: History

Page: 320

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Although it was the largest and final battle of the Pacific War, the Battle for Okinawa has long been overshadowed by other dramatic events in 1945. The books that have been written about it emphasize the role of infantrymen, armor, and U.S. Marines. This work takes a fresh perspective and focuses on the vital role played by the U.S. Army’s forward artillery observers—the eyes and ears of American artillery who were among the least recognized heroes of the war. According to Rodney Earl Walton, U.S. artillerymen matched Japanese gunners in intensity and surpassed them in effectiveness because their forward observers were able to provide a much shorter response time to requests for artillery support. Divided into teams consisting of four or five men led by an artillery lieutenant, these observers would spend three days on the front lines directing artillery against enemy positions, return to their artillery battery for three days, and then rotate up to the line of battle again. While trying to maximize the damage inflicted on the enemy, the men had to deal with the ever-present possibility of firing on their own forces. The ability to shift artillery fire throughout the battlefield was a new development in World War II, and its evolution is fully examined in the book. Walton, the son of one of the forward observers on Okinawa, spent more than twenty years investigating what happened to his father and other artillerymen during the conflict. Interviews with the artillerymen and the infantrymen they supported are central to his story, which is filled with gripping and sometimes humorous accounts of what happened. The work stands as a stirring tribute from the “baby boom generation” to the “greatest generation.”

Brave Men, Gentle Heroes

American Fathers and Sons in World War II and Vietnam

Author: Michael Takiff

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060935774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Brave Men, Gentle Heroes presents the honest, touching, and harrowing stories of men who served in World War II and of their sons who served in Vietnam -- fathers and sons bonded as deeply by their experience in war as by blood. Though World War II and Vietnam were vastly different -- the clear aims of World War II, the muddled goals of Vietnam; the hero's welcome accorded World War II veterans, the scorn heaped upon their sons -- each defined a generation. In these pages you will find war's carnage and heroism, purpose and futility, meaning and tragic meaninglessness. Molded by the awful crucible of war, these seemingly ordinary men offer extraordinary insights into what it means to be a warrior, an American, a father, and a son.