Sailor In The Desert

Author: David Gunn
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473832934
Size: 71.50 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 ??Sailor in the Desert is an authentic account drawn from Phillip Gunn's unpublished memoirs as well as conversations with the author, his son David.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 Pub
ISBN: 9780741403896
Size: 52.87 MB
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Desert Sailor from the Author: James W. Fitch.

American Sailor

Author: Donald Johnson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595411754
Size: 71.42 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.

The Sailor S Weather Guide

Author: Jeff Markell
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091588
Size: 39.56 MB
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The Sailor S Weather Guide from the Author: Jeff Markell. Jeff Markell is an expert on maritime weather.

Desert Sailor

Author: James W. Fitch
Publisher: Infinity Pub
ISBN: 9780741403896
Size: 66.98 MB
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Desert Sailor from the Author: James W. Fitch.

Jason The Sailor

Author: Diane Wakoski
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9780876859025
Size: 25.51 MB
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Jason The Sailor from the Author: Diane Wakoski. From "His Bedroom Voice":He leaves a message on our answering machine,a simple one, plain, expedient, he needs aletter of recommendation, but as I listen withoutmuch thought/I realize I don't mind anything he asks of me