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To the Last Salute

Author : Georg von Trapp
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2009-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0803213506
File Size : 16,9 Mb
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Book Summary: The Sound of Music endeared Georg von Trapp (1880?1947) and his singing family to the world, and it also showed how desperately the Nazis wanted Captain von Trapp for their navy. In To the Last Salute we learn why. Trapp?s own story of his exploits as a submarine commander during the First World War is as exciting as it is instructive, bringing to stirring life a little-known chapter in the naval history of that war. In his many guises, Trapp describes life as captain of Austro-Hungarian U-boats in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, emerging by turn as the Imperial Austrian naval officer, the witty observer of international politics, and the indefatigable and ultimately heartbroken patriot opposing the Allied enemy. He relates deadly duels with submarine sweepers, narrow escapes and excruciatingly close calls, and the spectacular sinking of cargo and war ships?all while maintaining a keen sense of the camaraderie of seamen from every corner of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Trapp?s story, in English for the first time, offers a rare combination of human interest, historical insight, and true life-and-death adventure.

Final Salute

Author : Jim Sheeler
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-05-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9781440631603
File Size : 17,9 Mb
Total Download : 367

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Book Summary: They are the troops that nobody wants to see, carrying a message that no military family ever wants to hear. Since the start of the war in Iraq, Marines like Major Steve Beck found themselves charged with a mission they never asked for and one for which there can be no training: casualty notification. In Final Salute, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Sheeler weaves together the stories of the fallen, the broken homes they have left behind, and one man's effort to help heal the wounds of those left grieving. But it is not a book about war, politics, or liberal vs. conservative. Achingly beautiful and honest, it is a book that every American-every human-can embrace.

Last Salute

Author : Tracey Richardson
Publisher : Bella Books
Release : 2013-11-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781594938375
File Size : 33,9 Mb
Total Download : 554

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Book Summary: From the author of The Campaign and No Rules of Engagement… Pamela Wright will never forgive her sister for dying in the Afghanistan war, or the Army for Laura’s death, or anyone else for making it okay for Laura to go halfway around the world to fight for reasons Pam has never fathomed. Numb with grief, she buries her sister but not her rage. Among the mourners is Trish Tomlinson, who loved Laura long ago and has found the news of Laura’s death sharply painful. She remembers Pam as an unwelcome third wheel, but now finds comfort in the company of the young medical resident, and in the details of Laura’s journal that Pam shares. Brought together by grief, something more grows. Guilt and anger cloud their feelings and jeopardize any chance at a future. How can love blossom in the shadow of death?

The Queen's Last Salute

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : LCCN:2019328631
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Total Download : 638

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The Last Salute

Author : SQN. LDR. Nusrat Hussain (R)
Publisher : Sqn. Ldr. Nusrat Hussain (R)
Release : 2017-07-31
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1773700839
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Total Download : 611

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Book Summary: All fighter pilots serving in any Air Force in the world MUST READ the chapters entitled "Dangling in the Air" and "Flights to Heaven." Lessons learned from opportune decisions taken by the pilots in these stories might one day help save your life. The Last Salute is a true compilation of some naughty and thrilling activities surrounding the lives of the young pilots and the officers of the Pakistan Air Force who served during the period of 1975-1990. The book also chronicles the tales of several fighter pilots who fatally crashed or safely ejected from their fighter jets when timely, split-second decisions helped save their lives. Read about a mid-air collision of two mirage aircraft that resulted in loss of both the aircraft and a pilot. Learn about the crash of C-130 carrying General Zia-ul-Haq, President of Pakistan. Certain facts about his mysterious crash have never before been revealed to the public. The last chapter is dedicated to describing activities in the small island of Bahrain and the Bahrain Amiri Air Force (BAAF). All of the stories contained in e Last Salute are original and true as personally known to the author and as confirmed by interviewing various witnesses. Some vital information has been held back without disturbing the crux of the matter. The main characters involved in all anecdotes were personally known to the author.

A Sailor of Austria

Author : John Biggins
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2005-09-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781590134689
File Size : 17,8 Mb
Total Download : 451

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Book Summary: In this ironic, hilarious, and poignant story, Otto Prohaska is a submarine captain serving the almost-landlocked Austro-Hungarian Empire. He faces a host of unlikely circumstances, from petrol poisoning to exploding lavatories to trigger-happy Turks. All signs point to the total collapse of the bloated empire he serves, but Otto refuses to abandon the Habsburgs in their hour of need.

The Final Salute

Author : Kathleen Rodgers
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-08-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1625969740
File Size : 33,8 Mb
Total Download : 825

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Book Summary: At a small air base in Louisiana, family man and seasoned fighter pilot, Tuck Westerfield's life could literally crash down around him. In this business of flying fighter jets, the odds of staying alive are stacked against him. Haunted by the memories of dead friends killed in air mishaps, this Vietnam vet and father of three must deal with a devious commander, an animal-crazed neighbor, whose husband hates pilots, a beautiful, but suspicious wife and a rebellious teenage daughter. The last thing he needs is another war. But when Iraq invades Kuwait in the middle of a muggy Louisiana summer, duty calls. Tuck and the other pilots in his squadron head to the Middle East. Back in Louisiana, Gina Westerfield and other military wives learn that war is hell on the home front, too. Later, when tragedy strikes, everyone at Beauregard Air Force Base must pull together and live on or forever be consumed with grief.

Rez Salute

Author : Jim Northrup
Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
Release : 2012-10-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781555917692
File Size : 37,8 Mb
Total Download : 846

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Book Summary: Since 2001, Indian Country has seen great changes, touching everything from treaty rights to sovereignty issues to the rise (and sometimes the fall) of gambling and casinos. With unsparing honesty and a good dose of humor, Jim Northrup takes readers through the last decade, looking at the changes in Indian Country, as well as daily life on the rez.