The Machine Gunners

The Machine Gunners

The Machine Gunners
Rating 4 / 5 based on 4 votes

The Machine Gunners is Juvenile Fiction books by Robert Westall, publish by Pan Macmillan 2012-12-13. You may find Robert Westall info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Machine Gunners details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (4 readers) Robert Westall Pan Macmillan 0330478176 2012-12-13

Book Summary

'Some bright kid's got a gun and 2000 rounds of live ammo. And that gun's no pea-shooter. It'll go through a brick wall at a quarter of a mile.' Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth, and he desperately wants it to be the best. When he stumbles across the remains of a German bomber crashed in the woods - its shiny, black machine-gun still intact - he grabs his chance. Soon he's masterminding his own war effort with dangerous and unexpected results . . . The Machine Gunners is Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children set during World War Two and winner of the Carnegie Medal. Now with a brilliant cover look celebrating its fortieth anniversary. Includes a bonus short story - 'The Haunting of Chas McGill' - and an extended biography of the author.

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Gunner's Glory

Gunner's Glory

Gunner's Glory
Rating 4 / 5 based on 112 votes

Gunner's Glory is History books by Johnnie Clark, publish by Presidio Press 2007-12-18. You may find Johnnie Clark info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Gunner's Glory details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (112 readers) Johnnie Clark Presidio Press 0307415376 2007-12-18

Book Summary

They were warriors, trained to fight, dedicated to their country, and determined to win. At Guadalcanal, the Marine Corps’ machine gunners took everything the Japanese could throw at them in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II; their position was so hopeless that at one point they were given the go-ahead to surrender. Near the Chosin Reservoir in Korea, as the mercury dropped to twenty below, the 1st Marine Division found itself surrounded and cut off by the enemy. The outlook seemed so bleak that many in Washington had privately written off the men. But surrender is not part of a Marine’s vocabulary. Gunner’s Glory contains true stories of these and other tough battles in the Pacific, in Korea, and in Vietnam, recounted by the machine gunners who fought them. Bloody, wounded, sometimes barely alive, they stayed with their guns, delivering a stream of firepower that often turned defeat into victory–and always made them the enemy’s first target.

The Kingdom by the Sea (Collins Modern Classics)

The Kingdom by the Sea (Collins Modern Classics)

The Kingdom by the Sea (Collins Modern Classics)
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 4 votes

The Kingdom by the Sea (Collins Modern Classics) is Juvenile Fiction books by Robert Westall, publish by HarperCollins UK 2010-06-24. You may find Robert Westall info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Kingdom by the Sea (Collins Modern Classics) details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (4 readers) Robert Westall HarperCollins UK 000737819X 2010-06-24

Book Summary

Guaradian award winning novel about courage, friendship and war. Reissued into the Essential Modern Classic list.

Red Baron - Volume 1 - The Machine Gunners' Ball

Red Baron - Volume 1 - The Machine Gunners' Ball

Red Baron - Volume 1 - The Machine Gunners' Ball
Rating 3 / 5 based on 863 votes

Red Baron - Volume 1 - The Machine Gunners' Ball is Comics & Graphic Novels books by Pierre Veys, publish by Cinebook 2021-04-22T00:00:00+02:00. You may find Pierre Veys info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Red Baron - Volume 1 - The Machine Gunners' Ball details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (863 readers) Pierre Veys Cinebook 1800449658 2021-04-22T00:00:00+02:00

Book Summary

In the skies of France during the Great War, a red-painted fighter is chasing a British SPAD. The relentless German pilot eventually wounds his opponent mortally, and lands near the downed Briton to watch him die, confessing his delight in war and victory. Ten years earlier, a young Manfred Von Richthofen is attending a military academy in Berlin when, during an incident with classmates, he comes to realise he has an unnatural gift...

Guns Up!

Guns Up!

Guns Up!
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 7 votes

Guns Up! is Biography & Autobiography books by Johnnie Clark, publish by Presidio Press 2011-02-02. You may find Johnnie Clark info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Guns Up! details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (7 readers) Johnnie Clark Presidio Press 030777855X 2011-02-02

Book Summary

THIS GUT-WRENCHING FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE WAR IS A CLASSIC IN THE ANNALS OF VIETNAM LITERATURE. "Guns up!" was the battle cry that sent machine gunners racing forward with their M60s to mow down the enemy, hoping that this wasn't the day they would meet their deaths. Marine Johnnie Clark heard that the life expectancy of a machine gunner in Vietnam was seven to ten seconds after a firefight began. Johnnie was only eighteen when he got there, at the height of the bloody Tet Offensive at Hue, and he quickly realized the grim statistic held a chilling truth. The Marines who fought and bled and died were ordinary men, many still teenagers, but the selfless bravery they showed day after day in a nightmarish jungle war made them true heroes. This new edition of Guns Up!, filled with photographs and updated information about those harrowing battles, also contains the real names of these extraordinary warriors and details of their lives after the war. The book's continuing success is a tribute to the raw courage and sacrifice of the United States Marines.

Blitzcat

Blitzcat

Blitzcat
Rating 4 / 5 based on 6 votes

Blitzcat is Juvenile Fiction books by Robert Westall, publish by Pan Macmillan 2012-12-13. You may find Robert Westall info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Blitzcat details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (6 readers) Robert Westall Pan Macmillan 0330478206 2012-12-13

Book Summary

She made her way down the cliff, and on to the beach. At the edge of the waves, she stopped, shaking her wet paws. She knew that somewhere ahead was her person, but far, far away. She miaowed plaintively; stood staring at the moving blur of uncrossable sea. She led the way to safety, out of the blazing hell of blitzed Coventry. People touched her for luck; feared her as an omen of disaster. Wherever she went, she changed lives . . . From her beginning to her end she never wavered. She was the Blitzcat. Blitzcat by Robert Westall is the Smarties Prize-winning book about one brave cat's experiences during World War Two. Now with a brilliant new cover look and including an extended author biography.

Scarecrows

Scarecrows

Scarecrows
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

Scarecrows is Juvenile Fiction books by Robert Westall, publish by Random House 2011-08-31. You may find Robert Westall info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Scarecrows details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) Robert Westall Random House 1446495035 2011-08-31

Book Summary

There were three people, standing in the darkest place, watching him. Simon is outraged that his Mum plans to remarry. He can't bear her new fiancé or the way his mother and sister seem to have forgotten his late father. Overwhelmed by hatred and anger he seeks solace in a nearby abandoned water mill. But another, powerful hatred lingers within its walls. And it is about to be unleashed... Westall's immense talent is evident from the opening line - Simon's anger and unhappiness are tangible, and the Scarecrows' ill-intentions terrifying.

Machine Gunner’s Notes, France 1918 [Illustrated Edition]

Machine Gunner’s Notes, France 1918 [Illustrated Edition]

Machine Gunner’s Notes, France 1918 [Illustrated Edition]
Rating 4 / 5 based on 832 votes

Machine Gunner’s Notes, France 1918 [Illustrated Edition] is History books by Lieutenant Colonel Charles M. Dupuy, publish by Pickle Partners Publishing 2014-08-15. You may find Lieutenant Colonel Charles M. Dupuy info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Machine Gunner’s Notes, France 1918 [Illustrated Edition] details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (832 readers) Lieutenant Colonel Charles M. Dupuy Pickle Partners Publishing 1782895671 2014-08-15

Book Summary

Includes The Americans in the First World War Illustration Pack - 57 photos/illustrations and 10 maps When the United States entered the First World War in 1917 the size of the army was tiny in comparison to the European Powers. The long-serving officers of the U.S. army faced the daunting task of licking the new recruits of 1917 into shape for service overseas. Among these officers was Charles Dupuy who was charged with getting his men ready for battle utilising the weapon that had inflicted so much damage during the previous three years - the machine gun. Key to offence or defence, the machine gun companies of the U.S. expeditionary force had to be fast and deadly in the offence and staunch and steadfast in defence. Major Dupuy tells of how he whipped his men into shape and led them to hard fought victory against the Germans on the Western front in 1918.

Thunder And Lightnings

Thunder And Lightnings

Thunder And Lightnings
Rating 4 / 5 based on 129 votes

Thunder And Lightnings is Juvenile Fiction books by Jan Mark, publish by Penguin UK 2016-07-07. You may find Jan Mark info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Thunder And Lightnings details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (129 readers) Jan Mark Penguin UK 0141361867 2016-07-07

Book Summary

When Andrew's family moves house, he strikes up an unexpected friendship with his neighbour Victor. There isn't a thing Victor doesn't know about the RAF planes flying overhead and the two boys are soon busy tracking their movements. Then Andrew discovers that Victor's beloved Lightnings are due to be scrapped... Thunder and Lightnings won the Carnegie Medal in 1976.

A Machine-Gunner in France

A Machine-Gunner in France

A Machine-Gunner in France
Rating 4 / 5 based on 685 votes

A Machine-Gunner in France is History books by Ward Schrantz, publish by University of North Texas Press 2019-04-15. You may find Ward Schrantz info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Machine-Gunner in France details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (685 readers) Ward Schrantz University of North Texas Press 1574417614 2019-04-15

Book Summary

Despite their extensive service in World War I, few members of the Kansas-Missouri 35th Division left lengthy memoirs of their experiences in the American Expeditionary Forces. But Ward Loren Schrantz filled dozens of pages with his recollections of life as a National Guard officer and machine gun company commander in the “Santa Fe” Division. In A Machine-Gunner in France, Schrantz extensively documents his experiences and those of his men, from training at Camp Doniphan to their voyage across the Atlantic, and to their time in the trenches in France’s Vosges Mountains and ultimately to their return home. He devotes much of his memoir to the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, in which the 35th Division suffered heavy casualties and made only moderate gains before being replaced by fresh troops. Schrantz provides a valuable “common soldier’s” view of why the division failed to live up to the expectations of the A.E.F. high command. Schrantz also describes the daily life of a soldier, including living conditions, relations between officers and enlisted men, and the horrific experience of combat. He paints literary portraits of the warriors who populated the A.E.F. and the civilians he encountered in France. Schrantz’s small-town newspaper experience allowed him to craft a well-written and entertaining narrative. Because he did not intend his memoir for publication, the Missourian wrote in an honest and unassuming style, with extensive detail, vivid descriptions, and occasional humor. Editor Jeffrey Patrick combines his narrative with excerpts from a detailed history of the unit that Schrantz wrote for his local newspaper, and also provides an editor’s introduction and annotations to document and explain items and sources in the memoir. This is not a romantic account of the war, but a realistic record of how American citizen-soldiers actually fought on the Western Front.

Ghost Abbey

Ghost Abbey

Ghost Abbey
Rating 3 / 5 based on 469 votes

Ghost Abbey is Juvenile Fiction books by Robert Westall, publish by Random House 2011-08-31. You may find Robert Westall info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ghost Abbey details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (469 readers) Robert Westall Random House 1446495027 2011-08-31

Book Summary

'Ninety-eight keys, none of them labelled. Ninety-eight keys, and they say there are ninety-nine rooms . . . What will you find in the ninety-ninth room, I wonder?' Maggi is delighted when her father takes a new job, renovating a crumbling stately home in Cheshire. It's a chance to escape from the North-East, from the predatory Doris Streeton, and perhaps from the grief at the heart of Maggi's family. But Maggi gradually comes to realize that their new home holds secrets far more sinister than anything they have left behind . . .

The M60 Machine Gun

The M60 Machine Gun

The M60 Machine Gun
Rating 4 / 5 based on 771 votes

The M60 Machine Gun is History books by Kevin Dockery, publish by Bloomsbury Publishing 2012-11-20. You may find Kevin Dockery info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The M60 Machine Gun details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (771 readers) Kevin Dockery Bloomsbury Publishing 1782003266 2012-11-20

Book Summary

The US M60 General Purpose Machine Gun, known as “the Pig,” was developed in the years after World War II from two revolutionary German designs. Adopted in 1957, the M60 came into its own in the jungles, hamlets, and city streets of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. “Humping the Pig” became common in US military squads, with at least one soldier equipped with an M60 and every squad member carrying ammunition for it. The M60 design transformed infantry tactics as squads took advantage of the immediate volume of fire offered by the design. Although it has now been replaced by the M240 series of weapons in US infantry and mechanized units, the M60 is still in common use with the US armed forces. Meanwhile, its iconic status has been assured by its frequent appearance in many popular films and television shows, from Full Metal Jacket to The A Team. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this is the full story of the M60, the innovative squad base-of-fire weapon that has equipped the US military from the jungles of Vietnam to the deserts of Iraq.

The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 7 votes

The Unwomanly Face of War is History books by Svetlana Alexievich, publish by Random House 2017-07-25. You may find Svetlana Alexievich info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Unwomanly Face of War details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (7 readers) Svetlana Alexievich Random House 0399588736 2017-07-25

Book Summary

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia—from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Guardian • NPR • The Economist • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Kirkus Reviews For more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience of the twentieth century. When the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize, it cited her invention of “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions . . . a history of the soul.” In The Unwomanly Face of War, Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women—more than a million in total—were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten. Alexievich traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women’s stories. Together, this symphony of voices reveals a different aspect of the war—the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories. Translated by the renowned Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, The Unwomanly Face of War is a powerful and poignant account of the central conflict of the twentieth century, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of war. THE WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” “A landmark.”—Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century “An astonishing book, harrowing and life-affirming . . . It deserves the widest possible readership.”—Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train “Alexievich has gained probably the world’s deepest, most eloquent understanding of the post-Soviet condition. . . . [She] has consistently chronicled that which has been intentionally forgotten.”—Masha Gessen, National Book Award–winning author of The Future Is History

The Emma Gees

The Emma Gees

The Emma Gees
Rating 4 / 5 based on 669 votes

The Emma Gees is History books by Herbert Wes McBride, publish by Read Books Ltd 2015-10-22. You may find Herbert Wes McBride info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Emma Gees details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (669 readers) Herbert Wes McBride Read Books Ltd 1473376963 2015-10-22

Book Summary

This scarce classic book details the author's journey to become a Canadian infantryman in the Great War, initially describing his training, and then concentrating on his experiences in the trenches as a machine gunner. Although sometimes humorous and light, this engaging and accessible text describes with the unmistakable grit of authenticity the horrors and vagaries of trench life in vivid detail. A must-have for anyone interested in factual accounts of war, The Emma Gees promises to inform and engage readers with an authentic war-time tale of desperation and fear. Herbert W. McBride was a Captain in the Indiana National Guard whose work is often hailed as the best first-person accounts of World War I. This book was first published in 1918 and is republished now with an new biography of the author.

Hunger Winter

Hunger Winter

Hunger Winter
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Hunger Winter is Juvenile Fiction books by Rob Currie, publish by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2020-03-03. You may find Rob Currie info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Hunger Winter details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Rob Currie Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 1496440374 2020-03-03

Book Summary

The thrilling story of one boy’s quest to find his father and protect his younger sister during the great Dutch famine of World War II. “Sometimes you have to take a chance, because it’s the only chance you have.” Thirteen-year-old Dirk has been the man of the house since his papa disappeared while fighting against the Nazis with the Dutch Resistance. When the Gestapo arrests Dirk’s older sister, who is also a Resistance fighter, Dirk fears that he and his little sister, Anna, might be next. With only pockets full of food and his sister asleep in his arms, Dirk runs away to find his father. As Dirk leads Anna across the war-torn Netherlands, from farmyards to work camps, he must rely on his wits and his father’s teaching to find his way.

Not If I See You First

Not If I See You First

Not If I See You First
Rating 4 / 5 based on 7 votes

Not If I See You First is Young Adult Fiction books by Eric Lindstrom, publish by Poppy 2015-12-01. You may find Eric Lindstrom info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Not If I See You First details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (7 readers) Eric Lindstrom Poppy 0316259810 2015-12-01

Book Summary

In the tradition of novels of Gayle Forman and John Green comes this extraordinary YA debut about a blind teen girl navigating life and love in high school. Parker Grant doesn't need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart. When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there's only one way to react--shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that's right, her eyes don't work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death three months ago. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened--both with Scott, and her dad--the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken. Combining a fiercely engaging voice with true heart, debut author Eric Lindstrom's Not If I See You First illuminates those blind spots that we all have in life, whether visually impaired or not.

Face

Face

Face
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 4 votes

Face is Juvenile Fiction books by Benjamin Zephaniah, publish by Bloomsbury Publishing 2011-07-04. You may find Benjamin Zephaniah info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Face details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (4 readers) Benjamin Zephaniah Bloomsbury Publishing 1408825422 2011-07-04

Book Summary

In the moving and compelling debut novel from Benjamin Zephaniah, a young man's life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a car accident. Martin seems to have it all. He's cool, funny, and he's the undisputed leader of the Gang of Three, who roam their East London estate during the holidays looking for fun. But one night after the Gang leave a late night rap club, Martin accepts a ride from Pete, a Raider's Posse gang member. Too late, he realises that the car is stolen, and that the police are after them. What happens next will change Martin's life and looks, and show him the true meaning of strength, courage, discrimination and friendship. Brilliantly written and with a real ear for dialogue, fans of Angie Thomas and Malorie Blackman will love Benjamin Zephaniah's novels for young adult readers: Refugee Boy Face Gangsta Rap Teacher's Dead

The Fall of France

The Fall of France

The Fall of France
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

The Fall of France is History books by Julian Jackson, publish by OUP Oxford 2004-04-22. You may find Julian Jackson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Fall of France details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Julian Jackson OUP Oxford 019162232X 2004-04-22

Book Summary

On 16 May 1940 an emergency meeting of the French High Command was called at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris. The German army had broken through the French lines on the River Meuse at Sedan and elsewhere, only five days after launching their attack. Churchill, who had been telephoned by Prime Minister Reynaud the previous evening to be told that the French were beaten, rushed to Paris to meet the French leaders. The mood in the meeting was one of panic and despair; there was talk of evacuating Paris. Churchill asked Gamelin, the French Commander in Chief, 'Where is the strategic reserve?' 'There is none,' replied Gamelin. This exciting book by Julian Jackson, a leading historian of twentieth-century France, charts the breathtakingly rapid events that led to the defeat and surrender of one of the greatest bastions of the Western Allies, and thus to a dramatic new phase of the Second World War. The search for scapegoats for the most humiliating military disaster in French history began almost at once: were miscalculations by military leaders to blame, or was this an indictment of an entire nation? Using eyewitness accounts, memoirs, and diaries, Julian Jackson recreates, in gripping detail, the intense atmosphere and dramatic events of these six weeks in 1940, unravelling the historical evidence to produce a fresh answer to the perennial question of whether the fall of France was inevitable.

Covered With Mud And Glory: A Machine Gun Company In Action (

Covered With Mud And Glory: A Machine Gun Company In Action ("Ma Mitrailleuse")

Covered With Mud And Glory: A Machine Gun Company In Action ("Ma Mitrailleuse")
Rating 4 / 5 based on 613 votes

Covered With Mud And Glory: A Machine Gun Company In Action ("Ma Mitrailleuse") is History books by Georges Lafond, publish by Pickle Partners Publishing 2014-06-13. You may find Georges Lafond info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Covered With Mud And Glory: A Machine Gun Company In Action ("Ma Mitrailleuse") details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (613 readers) Georges Lafond Pickle Partners Publishing 178289196X 2014-06-13

Book Summary

The author of this book, SERGEANT-MAJOR GEORGES LAFOND, of the Territorial Hussars, was in South America at the time of mobilization. He returned to France as soon as possible and joined his corps, but asked to be assigned as intelligence officer to the machine-gun sections of the first regiment of Colonial Infantry. With this picked corps, which has been decimated several times, he took part in the engagements in Champagne, on the Somme, at Lihons, Dompierre, Herbècourt, and notably in the days from the first to the fifth of July, where the regiment earned its second citation and received the fourragère. Lafond was discharged after the battles of Maisonnette, and wrote this book of recollections in the hospital at Abbeville, and afterwards at Montpellier, where he had to undergo a severe operation. Sergeant-Major Lafond’s narrative makes no claim to literary pretension, but it is simply a collection of actual occurrences. It is a series of short narratives which give the life of a company of machine gunners from the day of its formation to the hour when it was so decimated that it had to be reorganized with men from other corps.

The White Giraffe

The White Giraffe

The White Giraffe
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 24 votes

The White Giraffe is Juvenile Fiction books by Lauren St John, publish by Orion Children's Books 2010-05-14. You may find Lauren St John info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The White Giraffe details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (24 readers) Lauren St John Orion Children's Books 1444002104 2010-05-14

Book Summary

The first book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. When tragedy strikes on a winter's night in England, Martine is sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Her wild, beautiful new home is riddled with secrets, but lonely Martine finds comfort in the legend of a white giraffe and in mysterious Grace, who believes Martine has a powerful gift. Defying her grandmother by entering the reserve alone, Martine is plunged into a world of danger, mystery and adventure. Who can she trust? And how far will she go to save the only friend she has ever known?

Blitz

Blitz

Blitz
Rating 3 / 5 based on 892 votes

Blitz is Juvenile Fiction books by Robert Westall, publish by HarperCollins UK 2014-02-06. You may find Robert Westall info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Blitz details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (892 readers) Robert Westall HarperCollins UK 0007573243 2014-02-06

Book Summary

A mysterious air-raid shelter... A plane crash under fire... A secret operation... A noise in the attic...

Break Of Dark

Break Of Dark

Break Of Dark
Rating 4 / 5 based on 111 votes

Break Of Dark is Juvenile Fiction books by Robert Westall, publish by Random House 2011-08-31. You may find Robert Westall info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Break Of Dark details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (111 readers) Robert Westall Random House 1446495019 2011-08-31

Book Summary

Is there a barrier that divides the dark unknown from the everyday world around us? If so, is it broken sometimes by the dead returning, by the undead, or by alien creatures? What else could account for the chance meeting (or was it?) between a young student and hitch-hiker who turns out to be so much stranger than she seems? Why else should three successive crews flying a Second World War bomber - Blackham's Wimpey - be driven to madness, despair, even to death, though the plane returns from each mission without a scratch? Who are Fred, Alice and Aunty Lou; the figments of Peter's imagination that become a real life nightmare for Roger and Biddy? There is St Austin Friars, too: a church without a congregation - until a burial service, oddly arranged a month ahead, is attended by a sinister assortment of the living and the dead. And Sergeant Nice, an ordinary policeman in an ordinary seaside town faced with a series of quite extraordinary thefts; the work surely, of no human hand. Chilling, but often humorous as well, these stories creep up on you and take you by surprise.

A Machine Gunner's War

A Machine Gunner's War

A Machine Gunner's War
Rating 3 / 5 based on 474 votes

A Machine Gunner's War is Biography & Autobiography books by Ernest Albert "Andy" Andrews, publish by Casemate 2022-08-25. You may find Ernest Albert "Andy" Andrews info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Machine Gunner's War details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (474 readers) Ernest Albert "Andy" Andrews Casemate 1636241050 2022-08-25

Book Summary

The vivid account of a young machine gunner’s war with the Big Red One, from D-Day through the Hurtgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge, Remagen to the Wehrmacht’s last stand in the mountains of Germany. Ernest “Andy” Andrews began his training as a machine gunner at Fort McClellan in Alabama in July 1943. In early 1944, he arrived in the UK for further training before D-Day. Andy’s company, part of the 1st Infantry Division, departed England on the evening of June 5 on the USS Henrico. Due to a problem with his landing craft, Andy only reached Omaha Beach on the early evening of June 6, but still had a harrowing experience. Fighting in Normandy, Andy was nicked by a bullet and evacuated to England in late July when the wound became infected, before returning to participate in the Normandy breakout. Following the race across France in late August, Andy participated in the rout of several retreating German units near Mons, Belgium, and his outfit approached Aachen in mid-September. For a month, Andy's squad defended a bunker position in the Siegfried Line against repeated German attacks, then after Aachen surrendered, the unit fought its way through the Hurtgen Forest to take Hill 232. Early on the morning of November 19, Andy engaged in his toughest battle of the war as the Germans attempted to retake Hill 232. Andy was wounded in the shoulder. After surgery and a month convalescence he rejoined H Company in time to fight in the Battle of the Bulge. His unit then participated in the fast-moving Roer to the Rhine campaign, then the battle to expand the Remagen bridgehead. Breaking out from the Remagen bridgehead, Andy's squad stumbled on a German tank unit and Andy narrowly escaped getting killed. Following a rapid advance up to the Paderborn area, Andy's unit races to Germany's Harz Mountains, where the Wehrmacht was trying to organize a last stand. Andy's outfit ends the war fighting in Czechoslovakia, where Andy witnesses the German surrender in early May. Following occupation duty, Andy returned to the States in October 1945. The war shaped Andy's postwar life in countless ways, and in 1994, Andy made the first of three return visits to the European battlefields where he had fought. This vivid firsthand account takes the reader along from Normandy to victory with Andy and his machine-gun crew.

Machine Gunner, 1914–18

Machine Gunner, 1914–18

Machine Gunner, 1914–18
Rating 4 / 5 based on 265 votes

Machine Gunner, 1914–18 is History books by C. E. Crutchley, publish by Pen and Sword 2013-11-28. You may find C. E. Crutchley info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Machine Gunner, 1914–18 details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (265 readers) C. E. Crutchley Pen and Sword 1473816092 2013-11-28

Book Summary

In 1914 there were only two machine guns supporting a British infantry battalion of 800 men, and in the light of the effectiveness of German and French machine guns the Machine Gun Corps was formed in October 1915. This remarkable book, compiled and edited by C E Crutchley, is a collection of the personal accounts of officers and men who served in the front lines with their machine guns in one of the most ghastly wars, spread over three continents. The strength of the book lies in the fact that these are the actual words of the soldiers themselves, complete with characteristic modes of expression and oddities of emphasis and spelling. All theatres of war are covered from the defence of the Suez Canal, Gallipoli and Mesopotamia in the east to France and Flanders, the German offensive of March 1918 and the final act on the Western Front that brought the war to an end. October 2006 is the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Machine Gun Corps.

Stalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940

Stalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940

Stalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940
Rating 4 / 5 based on 184 votes

Stalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940 is History books by E.N. Kulkov,Oleg Aleksandrovich Rzheshevskii,Harold Shukman, publish by Routledge 2014-05-22. You may find E.N. Kulkov,Oleg Aleksandrovich Rzheshevskii,Harold Shukman info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Stalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940 details.


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4 (184 readers) E.N. Kulkov,Oleg Aleksandrovich Rzheshevskii,Harold Shukman Routledge 1135282943 2014-05-22

Book Summary

This is the verbatim record of a secret and hitherto unpublished meeting, held in the Kremlin in April 1940, devoted to a post mortem of the Finnish campaign.

What Were The Causes Of The Delay Of The 79th Division Capturing Montfaucon?

What Were The Causes Of The Delay Of The 79th Division Capturing Montfaucon?

What Were The Causes Of The Delay Of The 79th Division Capturing Montfaucon?
Rating 3 / 5 based on 180 votes

What Were The Causes Of The Delay Of The 79th Division Capturing Montfaucon? is History books by Major Paul B. Mitchell III, publish by Pickle Partners Publishing 2014-08-15. You may find Major Paul B. Mitchell III info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the What Were The Causes Of The Delay Of The 79th Division Capturing Montfaucon? details.


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3 (180 readers) Major Paul B. Mitchell III Pickle Partners Publishing 1782897003 2014-08-15

Book Summary

On the opening day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I, the newly-created United States 79th Division was templated to advance nine kilometers through German-controlled terrain. However, the advance through the first four kilometers, which included the German strong point of Montfaucon, took two days. The slowed advance of the 79th Division is credited with slowing the progress of the entire American Expeditionary Forces’ First Army, thus allowing time for Germans to react to the surprise American offensive. Thus, the central research question is: What were the factors that caused the delay of the 79th Division in their capture of Montfaucon? Little research has been completed on this subject, and most historians pinpoint the sole cause as inexperience on the part of the 79th Division. Therefore, an analysis will be conducted which takes into account the training received by the 79th Division in the United States, the training received in France, and other factors that influenced the outcome of the battle.

British Working-Class Writing for Children

British Working-Class Writing for Children

British Working-Class Writing for Children
Rating 3 / 5 based on 908 votes

British Working-Class Writing for Children is Literary Criticism books by Haru Takiuchi, publish by Springer 2017-08-21. You may find Haru Takiuchi info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the British Working-Class Writing for Children details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (908 readers) Haru Takiuchi Springer 3319553909 2017-08-21

Book Summary

This book explores how working-class writers in the 1960s and 1970s significantly reshaped British children’s literature through their representations of working-class life and culture. Aidan Chambers, Alan Garner and Robert Westall were examples of what Richard Hoggart termed ‘scholarship boys’: working-class individuals who were educated out of their class through grammar school education. This book highlights the role these writers played in changing the publishing and reviewing practices of the British children's literature industry while offering new readings of their novels featuring scholarship boys. As well as drawing on the work of Raymond Williams and Pierre Bourdieu, and referring to studies of scholarship boys in the fields of social science and education, this book also explores personal interviews and previously-unseen archival materials. Yielding significant insights on British children’s literature of the period, this book will be of particular interest to scholars and students in the fields of children’s and working-class literature and of British popular culture.

City Out of Time

City Out of Time

City Out of Time
Rating 4 / 5 based on 183 votes

City Out of Time is Fiction books by William Robison III, publish by eBookIt.com 2014-06-12. You may find William Robison III info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the City Out of Time details.


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4 (183 readers) William Robison III eBookIt.com 1456622242 2014-06-12

Book Summary

In his debut novel, William Robison begins the story of a young time traveler and his retrieval team. Set in the midst of world history, this is a story of adventure, romance, and heroism that is part history lesson and part action movie, and all kinds of fun... Lanz Franco's life is going nowhere - and fast - until the death of his brother. All at once, Lanz Franco wanders into the desert, discovers a fantastic city out of time, learns that he is a time traveler, and falls head over heels for a mysterious woman. As a member of the Retrieval Corps, his job takes him all over the world and all over time to find objects needed to keep the City functioning. But a rogue time traveler has plans to stop the Corps by any means necessary. Soon Lanz finds himself in the middle of a bloody war raging across time and space, and the only thing he can do is try to hold on to those people that mean the most to him while trying to get one step ahead of a madman before time is irrevocably altered...

The European Powers in the First World War

The European Powers in the First World War

The European Powers in the First World War
Rating 4 / 5 based on 852 votes

The European Powers in the First World War is History books by Spencer C. Tucker, publish by Routledge 2013-12-16. You may find Spencer C. Tucker info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The European Powers in the First World War details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (852 readers) Spencer C. Tucker Routledge 1135507015 2013-12-16

Book Summary

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Military Instructors Manual

Military Instructors Manual

Military Instructors Manual
Rating 3 / 5 based on 411 votes

Military Instructors Manual is Science books by Oliver Schoonmaker,J. P. Cole, publish by DigiCat 2022-06-13. You may find Oliver Schoonmaker,J. P. Cole info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Military Instructors Manual details.


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3 (411 readers) Oliver Schoonmaker,J. P. Cole DigiCat EAN:8596547066781 2022-06-13

Book Summary

"Military Instructors Manual" by Oliver Schoonmaker may, at a first glance, seem like an outdated text, but that would largely understate how important it is. Whether you are a history fan or you have military roots, this book gives insight into how being a soldier has changed so vastly in the mere decades since its publication.

Command or Control?

Command or Control?

Command or Control?
Rating 4 / 5 based on 930 votes

Command or Control? is History books by Dr Martin Samuels,Martin Samuels, publish by Routledge 2013-11-05. You may find Dr Martin Samuels,Martin Samuels info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Command or Control? details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (930 readers) Dr Martin Samuels,Martin Samuels Routledge 1135238499 2013-11-05

Book Summary

This is a comparative study of the fighting systems of the British and German armies in The Great War. Taking issue with revisionist historians, Samuels argues that German success in battle can be explained by their superior tactical philosophy. The book provides a fascinating insight into the development of infantry tactics at a seminal point in the history of warfare.

Battle Tactics of the Western Front

Battle Tactics of the Western Front

Battle Tactics of the Western Front
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

Battle Tactics of the Western Front is History books by Paddy Griffith, publish by Yale University Press 1994-05-25. You may find Paddy Griffith info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Battle Tactics of the Western Front details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) Paddy Griffith Yale University Press 0300160615 1994-05-25

Book Summary

Historians have portrayed British participation in World War I as a series of tragic debacles, with lines of men mown down by machine guns, with untried new military technology, and incompetent generals who threw their troops into improvised and unsuccessful attacks. In this book a renowned military historian studies the evolution of British infantry tactics during the war and challenges this interpretation, showing that while the British army's plans and technologies failed persistently during the improvised first half of the war, the army gradually improved its technique, technology, and, eventually, its' self-assurance. By the time of its successful sustained offensive in the fall of 1918, says Paddy Griffith, the British army was demonstrating a battlefield skill and mobility that would rarely be surpassed even during World War II. Evaluating the great gap that exists between theory and practice, between textbook and bullet-swept mudfield, Griffith argues that many battles were carefully planned to exploit advanced tactics and to avoid casualties, but that breakthrough was simply impossible under the conditions of the time. According to Griffith, the British were already masters of "storm troop tactics" by the end of 1916, and in several important respects were further ahead than the Germans would be even in 1918. In fields such as the timing and orchestration of all-arms assaults, predicted artillery fire, "Commando-style" trench raiding, the use of light machine guns, or the barrage fire of heavy machine guns, the British led the world. Although British generals were not military geniuses, says Griffith, they should at least be credited for effectively inventing much of the twentieth-century's art of war.

Down and Dirty

Down and Dirty

Down and Dirty
Rating 4 / 5 based on 847 votes

Down and Dirty is Fiction books by Len Levinson, publish by Blackstone Publishing 2013-05-01. You may find Len Levinson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Down and Dirty details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (847 readers) Len Levinson Blackstone Publishing 1620648466 2013-05-01

Book Summary

Death is what life is all about! It's hot in the jungle. And with the Rat Bastards, what's hot becomes sheer hell. Prison can slow them down. Women can make them happy. But it's killing that keeps them going. In the jungle, every shadow, every noise can mean friend-or foe. They shoot first and ask questions never. For them, the war is always just beginning ... Originally published under the pen name John Mackie

Collision of Empires

Collision of Empires

Collision of Empires
Rating 4 / 5 based on 581 votes

Collision of Empires is History books by A. D. Harvey, publish by Bloomsbury Publishing 1993-07-01. You may find A. D. Harvey info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Collision of Empires details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (581 readers) A. D. Harvey Bloomsbury Publishing 1441150498 1993-07-01

Book Summary

The only previous war to match the world wars of the twentieth century in scale and impact was the French War of 1793-1815. This book is the first book to compare these conflicts, which together shaped the history of the modern world. A.D. Harvey relates the causes, conduct and outcome of these wars to the fundamental nature of the societies which fought them. Political decisions, economic power and social attitudes interfaced with the demands of military technology to determine the outcome of each case. Britain is the centre of focus, but is seen against a background of the other combatants. Harvey's ability to make large-scale generalisations is backed up by a wealth of fascinating and carefully documented detail, making this outstanding and exceptionally well-written book a pleasure to read. The author has tackled a huge subject and has not been afraid to face up to either its complexities or its implications. By asking new questions and using a range of unfamiliar sources this book provides an unusually profound analysis not only of these wars but also of the nature of modern society and of our understanding of the past.

Deadly Valentines

Deadly Valentines

Deadly Valentines
Rating 4 / 5 based on 784 votes

Deadly Valentines is History books by Jeffrey Gusfield, publish by Chicago Review Press 2012-04-01. You may find Jeffrey Gusfield info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Deadly Valentines details.


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4 (784 readers) Jeffrey Gusfield Chicago Review Press 1613740956 2012-04-01

Book Summary

&“An engrossing look inside Al Capone's murderous ranks.&” &–Kirkus Almost before the gunsmoke from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre cleared, Chicago police had a suspect: &“Machine Gun&” Jack McGurn. They just couldn't find him. But two weeks later police found McGurn and his paramour, Louise May Rolfe, holed up at the Stevens Hotel. Both claimed they were in bed on the morning of the shootings, a titillating alibi that grabbed the public's attention and never let go. Chicago Valentines is one of the most outrageous stories of the Capone era, a twin biography of a couple who defined the extremes and excesses of the Prohibition era in America. McGurn was a prizefighter, professional-level golfer, and the ultimate urban predator and hit man who put the iron in Al Capone's muscle. Rolfe, a beautiful blond dancer and libertine, was the epitome of fashion, rebellion, and wild abandon in a decade that shocked and roared. Every newspaper in the country followed their ongoing story. They were the most spellbinding subject of the new jazz subculture, an unforgettable duo who grabbed headlines and defined the exciting gangland world of 1920s Chicago. The story of Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, two lovers caught in history's spotlight, is more fascinating than any fiction. They were the prototypes for eighty years of gangster literature and cinema, representing a time that never loses its allure. Jeffrey Gusfield, a native Chicagoan, researched the history of Jack McGurn, Louise Rolfe, and the Capone years for more than four decades.

This Man's Army

This Man's Army

This Man's Army
Rating 4 / 5 based on 3 votes

This Man's Army is History books by Andrew Exum, publish by Penguin 2004-06-03. You may find Andrew Exum info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the This Man's Army details.


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4 (3 readers) Andrew Exum Penguin 1101216646 2004-06-03

Book Summary

The first combat memoir of the War on Terrorism: the gripping story of a young man’s transformation into a twenty-first-century warrior. Born into a family with a long history of military service dating back to the Revolutionary War, Andrew Exum enrolled in Army ROTC to pay for his Ivy League education. Shortly after graduation in 2000, he joined the infantry, then endured the grueling rigors of Ranger School before becoming a platoon leader with the storied 10th Mountain Division. He thought that perhaps, if he was lucky, he and his men would see action on a peacekeeping mission. Then came the fateful events of September 11, 2001. Called to action as a twenty-three-year-old, he led his troops into Afghanistan to root out the hard-core remnants of Osama bin Laden’s forces. Thrown into the maelstrom of modern war, Exum contended with Afghani warlords, cable news correspondents, and the military bureaucracy while hunting a desperate enemy in a treacherous land—and on a mountain ridge in the Shah-e-Kot Valley he would confront and kill an al-Qaeda fighter. After returning home, Exum struggled to come to terms with the media coverage and public perception of the war while seeking to make peace with the man he had become. By turns harrowing and reflective, this powerful memoir gives voice to a generation of soldiers that has risen to confront the threats of a dangerous new world.

Asiago

Asiago

Asiago
Rating 3 / 5 based on 391 votes

Asiago is History books by Francis Mackay, publish by Pen and Sword 2001-05-03. You may find Francis Mackay info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Asiago details.


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3 (391 readers) Francis Mackay Pen and Sword 1473811988 2001-05-03

Book Summary

A battlefield guide to the scene of an Austro-Hungarian attack on the British Corps sector of the Allied front line on the Asiago Plateau, forty miles north of Venice in Northern Italy, on 15/16 June 1918. This comprehensive and attractive guidebook describes the terrain, the forces involved and the fighting, including the action leading to the award of two Vcs.

New Zealand's Great War

New Zealand's Great War

New Zealand's Great War
Rating 4 / 5 based on 210 votes

New Zealand's Great War is History books by John Crawford,Ian McGibbon, publish by Exisle Publishing 2007-03-01. You may find John Crawford,Ian McGibbon info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the New Zealand's Great War details.


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4 (210 readers) John Crawford,Ian McGibbon Exisle Publishing 1927147344 2007-03-01

Book Summary

This book is a collection of essays arising out of the OCyZealandiaOCOs Great WarOCO conference organised by the New Zealand Military History Committee in November 2003. In 32 essays by distinguished military historians from New Zealand and around the world, various aspects of New ZealandOCOs involvement in World War One are discussed. Subjects include the Pioneer Maori Battalion, women who opposed the war, the early years of the RSA, Gallipoli, the infantry on the Somme, New ZealandOCOs involvement in the naval war, prostitution and the New Zealand soldier, the Home Defence, religion in the First World War, and the Armistice. New ZealandOCOs Great War is a fascinating miscellany of informed comment on and insight into the event that did most to shape New Zealand as a nation. Contributors include New ZealandOCOs own Chris Pugsley, Glyn Harper, Terry Kinloch, Monty Soutar, Megan Hutching, Vincent Orange and Bronwyn Dalley, as well as Peter Dennis, Jeffrey Grey, Jennifer Keene, Jenny McLeod, Pierre Purseigle, Peter Stanley and Gary Sheffield from overseas."

El Paso: A Novel

El Paso: A Novel

El Paso: A Novel
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 2 votes

El Paso: A Novel is Fiction books by Winston Groom, publish by Liveright Publishing 2016-10-04. You may find Winston Groom info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the El Paso: A Novel details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (2 readers) Winston Groom Liveright Publishing 163149225X 2016-10-04

Book Summary

Three decades after the first publication of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom returns to fiction with this sweeping American epic. Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early twentieth century, Winston Groom brings to life a much-forgotten period of history in this sprawling saga of heroism, injustice, and love. El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known only as the Colonel—whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel’s grandchildren and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his son head to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt down the Generalissimo. Replete with gunfights, daring escapes, and an unforgettable bullfight, El Paso becomes an indelible portrait of the American Southwest in the waning days of the frontier, one that is “sure to entertain” (Jackson Clarion-Ledger).

Legends of the Black Orchid

Legends of the Black Orchid

Legends of the Black Orchid
Rating 3 / 5 based on 773 votes

Legends of the Black Orchid is Fiction books by Ian Murray, publish by iUniverse 2010-05-06. You may find Ian Murray info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Legends of the Black Orchid details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (773 readers) Ian Murray iUniverse 1450209963 2010-05-06

Book Summary

In the spring of 1914, two college friends, Thomas Tiggy McStuart and Hans von Gotha, one British and the other German, find themselves on opposite sides of the impending war. Tiggys dream of becoming a barrister and Hans plan to receive his doctorate are quickly fading. As Hans leaves for Germany after being conscripted, he realizes their friendship might never be the same. Tiggy, feeling compelled to defend the crown, joins the London Light Infantry where he excels as a sniper in World War I and is eventually captured by the Germans. Meanwhile, Hans completes express doctorate training and is sent to serve at a field hospital in France. The lives of the two friends reconnect in a way neither of them thought possible. Based on real-life events, Legends of the Black Orchid follows Tiggy and Hans through World War I and the start of World War II. It depicts how circumstances and the influences of the Black Orchid, a society formed by the royal families of Europe, bring them together as one, ultimately making them part of an exclusive intelligence unit that becomes the platform on which the British and American governments form a cooperative base for espionage.


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