Sailor In The Desert

Author: David Gunn
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473832934
Size: 49.54 MB
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Sailor In The Desert from the Author: David Gunn. Sailor in the Desert is the personal account of a Royal Navy sailor's experiences during the Mesopotamian campaign of 1915. As an able seaman on an armed sloop supporting the British expedition up the River Tigris, Philip Gunn's recollections give a rare perspective of this ill-fated campaign.??At the outbreak of war, Phillip Gunn was serving on HMS Clio, a naval sloop fitted with sails and guns stationed in China and immediately tasked with hunting the soon-to-be-famous German cruiser Emden, but failed to prevent her escape. Gunn and Clio were next in action defending the Suez Canal against an attempted Turkish invasion before joining the expedition to invade Turkish-held Mesopotamia (Iraq). ??When the River Tigris became too shallow for Clio, Gunn took over a Calcutta River Police launch. He towed improvised gunboats to bombard the enemy in close support of the advancing land forces, whose assaults on enemy positions he witnessed. Though he repeatedly came under fire, it was malaria which finally struck him down during the pivotal Battle of Ctesiphon. He was fortunate to survive the journey back downriver. ??Sailor in the Desert is an authentic account drawn from Phillip Gunn's unpublished memoirs as well as conversations with the author, his son David. It is illustrated with archive photographs and colour paintings by Philip Gunn himself.??As featured in the Cotswold Journal and Aberdeen Press & Journal.

Desert Sailor

Author: James W. Fitch
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 0741403897
Size: 41.58 MB
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Desert Sailor from the Author: James W. Fitch.

Desert Sailor

Author: James W. Fitch
Publisher: Infinity Pub
ISBN: 9780741403896
Size: 70.55 MB
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Desert Sailor from the Author: James W. Fitch.

American Sailor

Author: Donald Johnson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595411754
Size: 49.54 MB
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American Sailor from the Author: Donald Johnson. There is nothing glamorous about war! If I had to choose one word to describe war, it would be BORING. War is a LOT of waiting. During WWII in the Navy you did the same routine day after day after day until you did your routine like a bunch of zombies. -from "Life Aboard the Sara During WW II" by Vern BluhmFrom World War II through Operation Desert Storm, American Sailor: More Adventures To Go With The Job tells exciting stories of a sailor's life at sea during war and peace. Compiled from the experiences of author Donald Johnson and other U.S. Navy sailors, American Sailor delivers a fascinating glimpse into the everyday exploits of men at sea.Johnson includes riveting accounts of ship collisions, port calls, sailor humor, and personal experiences from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East. Patriotic stories, stories from Navy Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, and tributes are also included.With such adventures as the Battle of Guadalcanal and the Battle of Okinawa as seen through the eyes of a sailor on the USS Saratoga and those of a naval intelligence specialist in Operation Desert Storm, American Sailor demonstrates the uniqueness of life in the Navy.

A Sailor In The Sahara

Author: Jamie Bruce Lockhart
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845114794
Size: 10.42 MB
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A Sailor In The Sahara from the Author: Jamie Bruce Lockhart. Hugh Clapperton was one of Africa's greatest 19th-century explorers. Seemingly forgotten for years, he is now brought to life in Jamie Bruce Lockhart's magnificent new biography. Clapperton was born in Annan in the Scottish borders in 1788. Like many Scots of his generation, he saw service at sea as the path to fame and riches in the British Empire. During the Napoleonic Wars he served in the Mediterranean and the East Indies, and on the Great Lakes of Canada in the war with the United States. After his discharge as a lieutenant in 1817, boredom and thirst for adventure spurred him to exploration in Africa. He participated in two expeditions to map the Niger and the vast unexplored hinterland of the Guinea coast, and had command of the second of these - a full scale diplomatic mission to a region of huge importance to Britain's burgeoning political and commercial imperial interests. Jamie Bruce Lockhart has retraced Clapperton's footsteps and takes the reader through forest, desert and extremes of climate. In this vivid and sympathetic biography the reader witnesses Clapperton's adventures, hopes, fears, misfortunes and his ultimately lonely fate.

The Early Republic

Author: Patricia L. Dooley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313320842
Size: 11.85 MB
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The Early Republic from the Author: Patricia L. Dooley. Presents a collection of newspaper articles, reports of speeches and events during the early nineteenth century, which highlight the pressing issues of the time, including New Jersey's repeal of Women's Suffrage and the Embargo Act.