Ian Fleming's Commandos

The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit

Author: Nicholas Rankin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912025

Category: History

Page: 416

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In 1941, the United Kingdom faced its darkest hour: it stood alone against the Germans, who had chased British forces out of France, Norway, and Greece. All it had left were desperate measures--commando raids, intelligence coups, feats of derring-do. Any such "novel enterprise," wrote Admiral John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence, required "an officer with drive and imagination of the highest order." He found one in Commander Ian Fleming. In Ian Fleming's Commandos, Nicholas Rankin tells the exciting story of a secret intelligence outfit conceived and organized by Fleming. Named 30 Assault Unit, the group was expected to seize enemy codebooks, cipher machines, and documents in high-stakes operations. Assault unit commandos fought in the North African campaign and the invasions of Sicily and Italy, poked over the bones of bombed Pantelleria, and liberated Capri. Rebranded '30 Assault Unit', they went ashore on D-Day, heading for rocket-sites and radar-stations. They helped liberate Paris (including the Ritz Bar and the Rothschild mansion) and then set out to steal scientific and industrial secrets from the heart of Germany. Their final amazing coup was to seize the entire archives of the German Navy's three hundred tons of documents. Ian Fleming flew out in person to accompany the loot back to Britain, where it was combed for evidence to use in the Nuremburg trials. Based on incisive research and written with verve and insight, this new paperback edition of Ian Fleming's Commandos brings to life a long-obscured chapter of World War II and reveals the inspiration behind Fleming's famous fiction.

True Stories Of The Commandos

The British Army's Legendary Front line Fighting Force

Author: Robin Hunter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753549514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Raised in the dark, post-Dunkirk days of 1940 to carry the war to the enemy, in five short and violent years the British Army Commandos established a reputation that has made the name ‘Commando’ the mark of the fighting man. The Commandos began as small-scale raiders but their operations grew in size and destruction as the war progressed until, in the end, there were four full Commando Brigades; superb units which fought in every theatre of war, from Norway to Burma, from the coast of France to the islands of Yugoslavia. The Commandos were disbanded in 1945-46 but reformed in the 1970s, and in 1982, about 1000 army Commandos set sail to fight in the Falklands War. The long and proud history of the army contains accounts of many fine and distinguished units but few can equal – and none exceed – the story of the British Army Commandos.

Annals of the King's Royal Rifle Corps: Vol 4 "The K.R.R.C." 1872-1913

Author: Major-Gen. Sir Steuart Hare

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781510210

Category: History

Page: 445

View: 4325

The fourth volume in the unit history of the 'K.R.R.C.' details its activities in the last years of the 19th century and the opening decade of the 20th, principally the 1899-1902 Boer War. The history describes the reforms which slowly replaced the amateurish army of the 19th century with the trained professional force which went to war in 1914, reforms which were hastened by the shock of the Boer War. Earlier in Africa, the Corps' Third Battalion took part in the 1879 Zulu War and the first Boer War of 1881, including the Battle of Majuba Hill under Sir George Colley. The 2nd Battalion fought in the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880 under General Roberts; and the Third Battalion fought in the Egyptian campaign of 1882 and in the Sudan in 1884. The Fourth battalion took part in colonial campaigns in India and Burma in the 1890s. The Corps took part in the major campaigns of the Boer War under Sir Redvers Buller, including the Siege of Ladysmith, and under Roberts and Kithcener in the later 'mopping up' period of guerrilla warfare against the Boer commandos. With two appendices on Corps commanders and the unit's sporting achievements, four portraits and twenty maps.

Second Chance King of Avuls

Author: R Richard

Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing

ISBN: 1926839811

Category:

Page: N.A

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Justin Imperiale has begun to learn how to use more paranormal powers. He's using the information he gained when he defeated Gaiton. The latest thing is how to teleport himself from place to place.The South Continent Empire is near war with Tiwanaku, the country to the South of the present Empire.Tiwanaku is a country with a regular army, tanks, field artillery, heavily armed infantry and so forth. The situation seems likely to explode into war, but Justin has a plan.In the process of carrying out his plan, Justin encounters Annda, a woman he abandoned to a terrorist group. Annda and Justin have a mind war.After the mind war, Justin manages to obtain four neutron weapons that he can use to solve problems in Avuls. He then arms drone aircraft with the weapons and ships them to a seaport near Avuls.While the weapons are en-route, two space freighters and a warbird approach Corin. The ships contain refugees called Vorkal. The Vorkal have paranormal talents among them. Justin learns from the Vorkal paranormal; talents and also acquires a warbird.Justin needs to return to Mesodania, but decides to take the long way and he searches for and finds a talisman in the South continent.At a refueling stop, something is not right. So he flies to Ifrequeh, instead of directly back to Mesodania.In Ifrequeh, Justin discovers that a juju man called Dwarf is trying to take over his mine. To prevent a war, Justin is forced to fight a mind battle against the Dwarf.Justin then returns to Mesodania. He finds that war with Avuls threatens and Justin becomes the lone voice of reason amidst war hawks. The situation worsens and Justin secretly launches the drones that he's prepared and wipes out the leadership of Avuls. Voice of reason, Justin then leads an invasion of Avuls, 'just to provide needed leadership'.Several pretenders try to establish themselves as King of Avuls, but they run into Justin.Justin uses a combination of military power, religious endorsement and economic development to establish himself as King of Avuls.There are those who smuggle illegal drugs through Avuls. No one wants to actually stop the drug smuggling as the powers that be are profiting from the smuggling. That doesn't bother Justin, He just plans to steal the drugs.Justin then gets involved with a group in Mesodania who are selling silver objects. There is no commercial silver mining in Mesodania and Justin suspects that the silver is being mined via a gate, like the gate the the Glyon people use. He then explores the gate.There's a Temple of Vorell located near the city of Byzantion in the North Continent of the Old World. The Temple contains one of the scrolls Justin is seeking. The people in the area force the Priests out of the Temple and Justin plots to obtain the scroll.Justin still has his second chance and the adventure continues.

The Message//REMIX

The Bible in Contemporary Language

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1612919774

Category: Bibles

Page: 1856

View: 6476

Aha moments await you. Open up the REMIX and find them for yourself. The Message//REMIX presents the Bible in stirring clarity, bringing its deep truths into focus for first-time and long-time readers alike. Unlike any other Bible, the //REMIX’s unique design reveals that what’s inside is something special. Surprising readers with its vivid language, The Message compels readers to pause, reflect, and recognize their own lives from a new perspective—God’s perspective. Don’t let your Scripture reading settle into a sleepy routine. Experience the power of God’s voice in the language of today. Come and delight in the passion and personality that fill God’s Word.

The Message

The Bible in Contemporary Language

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1617479314

Category: Bibles

Page: 1728

View: 4930

The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Thoroughly reviewed and approved by twenty biblical scholars, The Message combines the authority of God’s Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English. What makes The Message the best reading Bible? Discover for yourself. Feel the impact of a Bible translated into conversational English. Find passages with The Message’s unique verse-numbered paragraphs. See the big picture with “The Story of the Bible in Five Acts,” alongside handcrafted timelines and charts. Come and delight in the unexpected passion and personality that fill God’s Word.

The Commandos

The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers

Author: Douglas C. Waller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671787179

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

View: 2224

An inside look at U.S. special operations forces examines the most secret and elite of clandestine warriors, including Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Delta Force

Second Chance King of Kemet

Author: R Richard

Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing

ISBN: 1927337054

Category:

Page: N.A

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In this non-stop action packed 13th novel in the Second Chance series there are organizations that want to impede and/or halt the extraction of oil from the ground in Justin's Kingdoms.Justin's security people want to catch the troublemakers and throw them in jail.Justin can read minds, at least to some extent. However, to conceal this talent, he uses a method of gathering intelligence, called by security people, 'beating the crap out of the troublemakers.'Justin then gathers a Commando strike force and raids a terrorist base. During the raid, Justin finds that the terrorists have been dealing with a 'minor bureau' in the nation of Ruthenia. Jason sends 'a communique' to the very same 'minor bureau.'Near the North coast of Ifrequeh, there's a large valley, known as the Qattara Depression. The valley is both large and deep. It's really of very little use at the present, however, Justin has a plan.Justin has managed to contact an advanced civilization and has managed to obtain a number of very powerful atomic explosion devices. Justin plans to use the atomic devices to blast a channel from the sea to the valley and change the very climate of the region for the better.As the sea begins to fill the depression, the people of the country of Kemet begin to rejoice. Their country was, very long ago, the preeminent country on Corin. Now, a major engineering project has brought back some of the glory of the old days.However, the celebration turns to rioting, when the police try to stop things.Justin can then use his new found fame to become the King of Kemet, after he topples the old government.A spaceship has dropped a young woman off with the battlewagon that defends Corin. The young woman is dazzlingly beautiful. The young woman wants to see Justin. Justin realizes that the young woman has probably been sent to control or kill him, but then again ...Justin then becomes involved with pirates. In the process of dealing with the pirates, Justin learns that an advanced civilization is going to invade another world. Justin suspects that the reason for the invasion is an interplanetary gate that leads to his world, Corin.

Agents of Innocence: A Novel

Author: David Ignatius

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066715

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5610

A "superlative spy novel" (New York Times) by the author of the bestselling espionage thrillers Body of Lies and The Director. Agents of Innocence is the book that established David Ignatius's reputation as a master of the novel of contemporary espionage. Into the treacherous world of shifting alliances and arcane subterfuge comes idealistic CIA man Tom Rogers. Posted in Beirut to penetrate the PLO and recruit a high-level operative, he soon learns the heavy price of innocence in a time and place that has no use for it.

Meditations on the Glory of Christ

Genesis through 2 Chronicles

Author: J. Craig Chaffin

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 1490824952

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6591

Meditations on the Glory of Christ is the beginning volume in a new series. Each day, you will read a Scripture passage, and then the author will lead you through a devotion concerning Christ's glory found in that passage. Following this path, you will have read Genesis through 2 Chronicles in a year, savoring the wonder of Christ. So grab your Bible and this book, and seek His glory!

The Nine Pillars of Happiness

The Suspense-Thriller for the New Millennium

Author: Antony J. Iozzi

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595005640

Category: Fiction

Page: 444

View: 557

Book description: Ben is an investigative reporter whose new assignment plunges him into the bizarre world of a wealthy 2,000-year-old cult in Florence, Italy. Its grand mission seduces Ben into believing he can find fulfillment by leading its seven hundred members in a great cause—thwarting the seventh incarnation of Dispater and so averting the terrible prophesy. But millennia of enforced inbreeding have destabilized the cult members. So Ben must deal with deception at every level—even by those he trusts. In the end Ben acquires immense power, and through his consuming obsession almost becomes the very thing he seeks to destroy.