Castle of the Eagles

Escape from Mussolini's Colditz

Author: Mark Felton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250095867

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2412

Vincigliata Castle, a menacing medieval fortress set in the beautiful Tuscan hills, has become a very special prisoner of war camp on Benito Mussolini’s personal order. Within are some of the most senior officers of the Allied army, guarded by almost two hundred Italian soldiers and a vicious fascist commando who answers directly to “Il Duce” Mussolini himself. Their unbelievable escape, told by Mark Felton in Castle of the Eagles, is a little-known marvel of World War II. By March 1943, the plan is ready: this extraordinary assemblage of middle-aged POWs has crafted civilian clothes, forged identity papers, gathered rations, and even constructed dummies to place in their beds, all in preparation for the moment they step into the tunnel they have been digging for six months. How they got to this point and what happens after is a story that reads like fiction, supported by an eccentric cast of characters, but is nonetheless true to its core.


Napoleon and the Eagles of Europe

Author: Ian Castle

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781844151714

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 1341

In this authoritative and beautifully illustrated new account of Napoleon's greatest victory and the campaign that preceded it, Ian Castle sheds new light on the actions of the commanders and questions the assumptions - and explores the myths - that have shaped our understanding of the event ever since. His account follows every twist and turn of a war that was fought out across central Europe two centuries ago. In particular he reconstructs the course of the action in every sector of the Austerlitz battlefield, using French, Austrian and Russian records, and re-evaluates the place of the battle in the history and mythology of the Napoleonic era.

Scanderbeg, General of the Eagles

Author: Tim Lezi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462862772

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 5012

Few generals proved themselves better than Scanderbeg. Leader of a small army of Eagles, at the height of its power, he single-handedly could be said to have saved Europe from the jaws of the Ottoman Dragon, when a heartless Mehmed II, the Conqueror, had already captured Constantinople and wanted to carry Rome to achieve universal victory over Christianity. He would have achieved his purpose had not Scanderbeg, an Albanian Christian General, not put an obstacle to his march in Albania, for about a quarter of a century. After Scanderbeg’s death, the Albanians continued their resistance for another decade. Thus, Mehmed II was delayed long enough to thwart his plans. He managed only to start his Italian invasion, and when he died his mission died with him. World-famous individuals, painters, like Bellini and Durer, composers like Vivaldi and Francœur, philosophers like Voltaire, poets and writers like Longfellow, Byron, and Holberg, generals like Wolfe, and popes like Paul II, have all been generous enough to dedicate a part of their work to this great general. Yet, surprisingly many historians have maintained silence about Scanderbeg’s fame as a general. This ingratitude brings pause to any with the knowledge regarding such a great general, one who met such success and performed so brilliantly as to be recognized among the greatest generals of all time. He was the principal deterrent in stopping the Ottoman expansion westward and in that, he was the true defender of Christendom from the danger of becoming totally Ottomanized. If, for such great deeds, he does not deserve to be mentioned in world history, who does?

The Castle of Adventure

Author: Enid Blyton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144492611X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 276

View: 2897

Enid Blyton's much-loved classic series, packed full of adventure and mystery. Why are the locals so afraid of the deserted old castle on the hill? When lights are seen there in a distant tower, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack decide to investigate - discovering a very sinister plot concelead in its gloomy rooms and secret passages. First published in 1946, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.

Der kleine Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423214131


Page: 459

View: 7040

Die Legion


Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364106726X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3955

Gewaltige Schlachten im Schatten der Pyramiden Der ehemalige Gladiator Ajax wurde aus Kreta vertrieben und macht nun Ägypten unsicher. Seine Überfälle auf Flottenstützpunkte und Handelsschiffe stellen eine Bedrohung für die Stabilität des römischen Imperiums dar, da sich seine Männer als Römer ausgeben und so den Hass der Bevölkerung auf die Besatzungsmacht schüren. Die beiden erprobten Kämpfer Cato und Macro werden von Ägyptens Statthalter damit beauftragt, sich der 22. Legion anzuschließen und Ajax zur Strecke zu bringen, bevor das Land endgültig verloren ist.

The Grove of Eagles

A Novel of Elizabethan England

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447256654

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 7409

Set in the last years of Elizabeth I's reign, Winston Graham's The Grove of Eagles seamlessly blends historical fact and fiction in a rich tale full of unforgettable characters. In 1588 the Spanish Armada had been defeated in the English Channel and the whole of Elizabethan England was alert for the revenge that surely had to follow. On the Cornish coast, men like John Killigrew - in charge of the castle at Pendennis - were vital to the survival of the country, and on their backs rested the trust of those defending the nation. His eldest but base-born son, Maugan, emerges in the novel, through his loneliness and his love, as a touchingly honest and believable character who is, above all things, a man of his word.


Die Rom-Serie 16 - Roman

Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641208122

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7870

Rom, A.D. 55: Kaiser Claudius ist tot, auf dem Thron regiert der grausame Nero. Als Präfekt Cato und Centurio Macro von einem Feldzug zurückkehren, finden sie Rom im Chaos vor. Denn auch Neros Rivale Britannicus giert nach dem Thron. Verzweifelt versuchen Cato und Macro, eine Armee von tapferen, loyalen Kämpfern zusammenzustellen. Doch in dem Machtkampf, der nun entbrennt, droht Rom in einen Bürgerkrieg zu stürzen. Für die beiden Blutsbrüder beginnt ein Kampf, bei dem nicht nur ihr Leben, sondern die Zukunft des römischen Reiches auf dem Spiel steht ...

Beautiful Liars, Band 1: Verbotene Gefühle

Author: Katharine McGee

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473478482

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8452

JE HÖHER DU STEIGST, DESTO TIEFER WIRST DU FALLEN! Manhattan, 2118: Im Penthouse des höchsten Wolkenkratzers der Welt feiern die Reichen und Schönen eine rauschende Party. Für fünf von ihnen wird nach dieser Nacht nichts mehr so sein wie zuvor. Die wunderschöne Avery, die intrigante Leda, die verführerische Eris, die verzweifelte Rylin, der ehrgeizige Watt - einer von ihnen wird den Abend nicht überleben. Der süchtig machende Trilogie-Auftakt zu Katharine McGees "Beautiful Liars" entführt in ein gefährliches Netz aus Liebe und Lügen. Glamouröser als "Gossip Girl", herzzerreißender als "Pretty Little Liars"! Tauche ein in die luxuriöse Welt der New Yorker Elite der Zukunft!

Die Trapp-Familie

von Welterfolg zu Welterfolg. II

Author: Maria Augusta Trapp

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

View: 7734

A Gathering of Eagles

Author: Betty Thomason Owens

Publisher: Sign of the Whale Books

ISBN: 1939603234

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

View: 4500

When Jael of Rogan, known as the Lady of the Haven, and her husband, William, Prince of Coldthwaite are sent on a mission to reunite their war-torn kingdom, they face a darker enemy than either has ever encountered. Will their love survive? Cragmorton­­, beautiful but rugged region in the far northern reaches of Coldthwaite, has seen more than its share of difficulty. Long abandoned, the castle’s dark halls are shrouded in mystery; the scene of a heartrending tragedy. Here, Jael receives a frightening vision of an enemy from a distant land who pillages and destroys everything in his path. As the dark clouds of war gather on the horizon, William leads his men into battle—one that will stretch far beyond the boundaries of Coldthwaite. As war and pestilence, death and illness swirl about her stealing lives and livelihoods, Jael must learn to lead Coldthwaite, a woman alone, standing in the king’s stead. Battered by the harsh waves of life, she and her family face an unknown future fueled by faith in a strong God, praying for deliverance and Prince William’s soon return. Will she ever see his face again?

Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland

Author: Jeremiah Curtin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120376

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1185

Twenty folk tales represent hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination. Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more.


Die Rom-Serie 15 - Roman

Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641208025

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 803

Wir schreiben das Jahr 54 A. D. Das mächtige römische Reich erstreckt sich vom Atlantik bis zu den Ufern des Nils. Mit brutaler Gewalt zwingt Rom der übrigen Welt seinen Willen auf. Präfekt Cato und Centurio Macro kehren nach jahrelangen Eroberungszügen aus Britannien zurück. Doch es bleibt ihnen nicht viel Zeit, ihre Wunden zu pflegen. Zusammen mit der kaiserlichen Garde machen sie sich auf nach Spanien, um weiteren Ruhm zu erlangen – über ein Land, das als unbesiegbar gilt ...

The Eagle's Nest

Ismaili Castles in Iran and Syria

Author: Peter Willey

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850434641

Category: Architecture

Page: 321

View: 5957

Peter Willey is the world authority on the Ismaili castles of Iran and Syria. Educated at Charterhouse and Cambridge, he was badly wounded at Anzio in 1944 and subsequently spent many years in the discovery and investigation of the Ismaili castles. He now lectures on the Middle East and Islamic art and culture at Bristol University. He has written a number of books including 'The Castles of the Assassins' (1963) which is still regarded as the standard work on the subject, and he has contributed to the 'Encyclopaedia of Islam' on Islamic monuments.

Legenden des Krieges: Das blutige Schwert

Author: David Gilman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401055

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 9803

Der erste Band von David Gilmans packender Romanserie «Legenden des Krieges» England, 1346. Der junge Steinmetz Thomas Blackstone wird vor die Wahl gestellt: Entweder der Tod durch den Strick – für einen Mord, den er nicht begangen hat. Oder er schließt sich der englischen Armee an, für die König Edward dringend weitere Bogenschützen sucht. Die Entscheidung fällt ihm nicht schwer. Doch in der Normandie lernt Thomas die bittere Realität des Krieges kennen. Ritterlichkeit ist ein Kodex für bessere Zeiten. Gnade gibt es nicht – schon gar nicht in der Schlacht von Crécy, dem blutigen Kessel des Hundertjährigen Krieges ...

Auf den Schwingen des Adlers


Author: Ken Follett


ISBN: 3838703472

Category: Fiction

Page: 543

View: 970

Teheran, 1978: Noch regiert der Schah, aber die islamischen Revolutionäre um Khomeini gewinnen immer mehr Einfluß. In dieser gespannten Situation werden zwei amerikanische Manager ohne Angabe von Gründen verhaftet. Ihr Leben schwebt in höchster Gefahr. Um die beiden Gefangenen aus ihrer bedrohlichen Situation zu befreien, schickt ein texanischer Multimillionär seine "Adler" in den Iran ...