An Ordinary Soldier

Afghanistan: A ferocious enemy. A bloody conflict. One man's impossible mission

Author: Doug Beattie MC

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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On 11th September 2006 - exactly five years after the attacks on the Twin Towers - a modern day Rorke's Drift was played out in the town of Garmsir, known as the Taliban gateway to Helmand Province. 40-year-old Capt. Doug Beattie of the 1stBattalion Royal Irish Regiment was charged with the mission to help retake Garmsir from the Taliban. His commanders said it would take two days; it actually took two weeks of exhausting, bloody conflict in which at times he would be one of only a small unit up against a ferocious enemy in impossible conditions.For his repeated bravery Doug Beattie was decorated with the Military Cross. AN ORDINARY SOLDIER offers an extraordinary insight into the mission in Afghanistan and, crucially, the relationship between British troops and the Afghans they serve alongside. Above all, it's Beattie's personal story of being what he modestly calls 'an ordinary soldier' - someone who balances being a loving father and husband with that of fighting in the world's most hostile place. It demands to be read.

An Ordinary Soldier

The Charles William Gebhardt Story : 7th Infantry Division, 17th Infantry Regiment, "C" Company

Author: Marvin L. Gebhardt

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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The inspiring true story of Charles William Gebhardt will take you to the actual events of the 7th Infantry Division, 17th Infantry Regiment as they travel from the Aleutians to the Marshall Islands then on to the Philippines. This fascinating story of friendship, courage, bravery, and sacrifice will take you from Charles hardship as a child to the reality of war. Charles and his best friend Harold will touch your heart as they put you in another place, another time, as you read the letters they have written. As they take you along with the magnificent fighting 17th, 32nd, and 184th Regiments of the 7th Infantry Division known as the "Hourglass," you will remember the brave and courageous men who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Feel the emotion of these two men who seen the Pacific War from the front seat of the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen. Once you read about the training and the battles of this Great Division, you will see that there is not An Ordinary Soldier.

Diary of an Ordinary Soldier

A Personal Account in Words and Photos of the Desert Campaign September 1941-June 1943

Author: Herbert George Fisher



Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 43

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No Surrender

The Story of an Ordinary Soldier's Extraordinary Courage in the Face of Evil

Author: Christopher Edmonds

Publisher: HarperCollins


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 272

Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis, and the lasting effects his actions had on thousands of lives—then and now. Captured in the Battle of the Bulge, Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds was the highest-ranking American soldier at Stalag IXA, a prisoner of war camp near Ziegenhain, Germany. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Roddie was a simple, soft-spoken man of deep inner strength and unwavering Christian faith. Though he was driven to the limits of endurance, Roddie refused to succumb to Nazi brutality toward the Jewish-American GIs with whom he was serving. Through his inspiring leadership and bravery Roddie saved the lives of hundreds of U.S. infantrymen in those perilous final days of the Second World War. His fearless actions continue to reverberate today. Growing up, Pastor Chris Edmonds knew little of his father’s actions in the war. To learn the truth, he followed a trail of clues, a journey that spanned seven decades and linked a sprawling cast of heroes, both known and unknown, from every corner of the country. In No Surrender, Pastor Chris, joined by New York Times bestselling co-author Douglas Century, chronicles his odyssey to tell the unforgettable story of his father and his remarkable valor. He also provides startling details (and vantage points) of some of the major events of World War II and United States Army initiatives that helped the Allies win the war, including the Battle of the Bulge, the massacre at Malmedy, and the now-little-known Army Specialized Training Program which prepared brilliant young “soldier-scholars”—or “Quiz Kids”—from across the nation to battle the Nazis. As compelling as the number-one New York Times bestsellers Unbroken, Boys on the Boat, Band of Brothers, and Schindler’s List, illustrated with photographs and historical documents throughout, No Surrender is an epic story of bravery, compassion, and faith, and an inspiring testament to man’s goodness. It is also a clarion call for our narcissistic age—a shining example of the transformative and redemptive power of moral courage.

The Civil War

As Recollected by an Ordinary Soldier

Author: Seth N. Eastman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 138

View: 322

A riveting, terrifying and ofttimes humorous account of one Vermont soldier's service in the Civil War, told in his own words.

'Inquietude' in the Work of Pierre Mac Orlan

Author: Roger W. Baines

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

View: 348

This is the first major study in English of the work of the French novelist, essayist, journalist, poet and 'chansonnier' Pierre Mac Orlan (1882-1970). It assesses Mac Orlan's contribution to the post-1918 phenomenon of intellectual disillusionment and disorientation which was termed the 'nouveau mal de siecle', or 'inquietude'. Although he has largely been ignored by critics thus far, Mac Orlan was part of mainstream French literary production and a major exponent of 'inquietude'. Where he differs from his contempories is in his subject matter, in his use of sociological, rather than abstract, intellectual material. His expression of 'inquietude' encompasses: 'le fantastique social'; adventure; marginality; 'le cafard'; and sadistic sexuality. His originality lies in his invention of 'le fantastique social', in his constant use of certain techniques, as well as the subject matter, of German Expressionism via the depiction of the disturbing landscape of the modern city, post-1918 inflation and decadence, prostitutes and criminals, doomed adventures, the mystery of modern technology, and in the expression of a morbid interest in sexual violence. This volume will be of particular interest to students of inter-war French literature and thought.

Cultivating Expert Takes You to Fly

Volume 13

Author: Ru ShuiZhuiMeng

Publisher: Funstory


Category: Fiction


View: 223

After defeating a python, he unexpectedly obtained super force, and since then he has dominated the world. In order to help his girlfriend repay the loan, Li Qingyu was humiliated by the creditor, and his girlfriend left him for money. Li Qingyu swears that they will definitely regret what they have done today! Once by chance, Li Qingyu encountered a huge python, after a battle with it, Li Qingyu conquered and fainted. When he woke up, he found that he had a super-powerful force! People who had humiliated him once begged for mercy under his powerful counterattack. With his force, Li Qingyu quickly became a respected person, and many beautiful girls loved him. As for his former girlfriend, he had long forgotten her existence. ☆About the Author☆ Ru Shui Zhui Meng, an outstanding online novelist, his novel language style is simple and humorous, the novel plot twists and turns, which has been loved by many people.

Super Ring

Volume 4

Author: Zhi BiHuaYuan

Publisher: Funstory


Category: Fiction


View: 133

The perspective function helps him guess the gambling stones, thus gets rid of the poverty. Practicing the movements on the Qiankun figure can strengthen his body. And the photographic memory was enough to make This youth, he will eventually embark on a counterattack road. Lin Feng, a senior high school student, was evicted from his aunt's home after two years of lodging. He had not seen his mother since he was born, and his father died three years ago. At that time, people in his family changed their attitudes as soon as his father died. They slandered that he was not the descendant of the Lin family and threw him out for various reasons. Just as he was cleaning up his room to leave, a bronze ring fell to the ground and attracted Lin Feng's attention. He took the ring to his hand, but maybe he didn't realize that the ring would change his future fate at this moment. ☆About the Author☆ Zhi Bi Hua Yuan is an urban novel writer. He has written two novels, they are The Strongest Master of the City and Super Ring.

From Boston to Berlin

Author: Roland Regan

Publisher: Purdue University Press


Category: History

Page: 98

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When Roland Regan and Frederick Mauriello went off to fight the Germans in World War II, they packed cameras and notepaper. And they documented their experiences, Roland with photos, Frederick with letters to his family. Roland's photos, developed after the war, never went through Army censorship and show an honest firsthand view of the war from the eyes of an enlisted man. Frederick's letters show a young man's devotion to his family, his good-will, and his growing distrust of military authority. As a whole, this collection is a testimony to the courage, faith, and loyalty of all the men who served during World War II. These priceless documents, presented by their sons in this book, offer readers an intimate glimpse at a unique aspect of the American experience.

How to Be a Roman Soldier

Author: Fiona MacDonald

Publisher: Salariya Publishers


Category: Rome

Page: 32

View: 392

"How To Be" is an entertaining new series exploring some of the most difficult occupations of the past from the perspective of an applicant for the job. The book is packed with facts and investigates all aspects of your life in the Roman army, including training, weapons, service abroad, battles and living under barracks. Detailed illustrations accompany the text, showing character scenes, diagrams and period artefacts. Informative captions, a quiz, a complete glossary, clear labels and an index make this title an ideal educational text. How to be a Roman Soldier and the National Curriculum: Fits into the guidelines for the National Literary Strategy at Key Stage 2, promoting literacy in primary school classrooms; Helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14, promoting 'positive attitudes to learning', 'knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the world' and 'skills in literacy'.