Sailor In The Desert

Author: David Gunn
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473831512
Size: 43.77 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 ??Sailor in the Desert is an authentic account drawn from Phillip Gunn's unpublished memoirs as well as conversations with the author, his son David.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: 61.70 MB
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Desert Sailor from the Author: James W. Fitch.

Desert Sailor

Author: Desert Sailor Publications
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ISBN: 9780646497280
Size: 45.14 MB
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Desert Sailor from the Author: Desert Sailor Publications. Desert Sailor - A Journey of Endurance is one man's journey of discovery. At the age of thirty Rob ran the first of his 22 marathons to date. Some years later, as a middle aged suburban lawyer, he started to question his world and the world around him, looking for answers sailing in the howling winds of Bass Strait, running ultra marathons in the tortured sands of Morocco's Sahara Desert, in the majestic mountains of the Himalayas and on the wind swept steppes of Northern Mongolia. Rob's realisation that the answer didn't exist was answer enough and no excuse not to keep looking. His journey created an endurance athlete who has no need to reason why.

A Sailor In The Sahara

Author: Jamie Bruce Lockhart
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845114794
Size: 22.95 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.

Sailor In The Desert

Author: David Gunn
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783462302
Size: 48.48 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.

The Sailor

Author: Jack Lurlyn Walters
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453583609
Size: 15.30 MB
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The Sailor from the Author: Jack Lurlyn Walters.

Revisit the later 1700's and the early 1800's to witness a story of a man who, From a pleasant and comfortable life, is thrown into a seemingly hopeless State. Authored by Jack Lurlyn Walters, The Sailor: A Novel of History and Adventure is a story of trials and tribulations, hope and victory.

A picture of the book was on the left side of this Review, this review is a orginal written by your people Using historical events a backdrop for this adventure thriller, The Sailor please use this, it would be in your archive. I hope is the story of Jason Ashby-a young man loved and protected by his family on their farm estate but suddenly thrust into the world, facing adversaries who seek power that threaten all humans societies. Jason survives a shipwreck, desert treks, battles of war, and diseases by using his wits and allowing goodness to conquer evil, soon, his integrity brings him to a triumphant end, where all his struggles are put to rest. How he comes out victorious from the pitfalls of a terrible fate awaits the reader.

With goodness as the underlying concept, The sailor shows how even the Most tragic situations can be surpassed through faith and strong will. This Book brings inspiration to all men and women of today, albeit set in a period Longs ago.

The Wisdom Of The Desert

Author: James O. Hannay
Publisher: Scriptoria Books
ISBN: 1442104538
Size: 54.71 MB
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The Wisdom Of The Desert from the Author: James O. Hannay. During the 4th and 5th centuries, thousands of Christian men and women withdrew to the deserts of Egypt and Palestine. In these remote locations, they led lives of rigorous discipline and solitude. Their techniques of prayer, spiritual direction, discipleship and stories have provided inspiration for many Christians to this day.The Wisdom of the Desert explores the religious spirit of these first Christian monks. It is a collection of stories and sayings compiled from the literature of the desert life, organized and interwoven into an overview on the thoughts, lives and doctrines of the early desert Christians.This edition, from Scriptoria Books, is an authentic reproduction of the original 1904 text. It has been transcribed word for word, set in a contemporary typeface, and formatted for size and readability.Rev. James Owen Hannay (1865-1950) was born in Belfast, Ireland, educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, and wrote many critically acclaimed and popular works.