Sailor In The Desert

Author: David Gunn
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783462302
Size: 65.60 MB
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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 ??Sailor in the Desert is an authentic account drawn from Phillip Gunn's unpublished memoirs as well as conversations with the author, his son David.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.

A Sailor In The Sahara

Author: Jamie Bruce Lockhart
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845114794
Size: 24.86 MB
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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.

Amirs Admirals Desert Sailors

Author: David Winkler
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612515304
Size: 63.79 MB
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Host to the U.S. Navy for nearly six decades, Bahrain has been a steadfast American ally in the turbulent Middle East. Its unique relationship with the United States evolved through a series of friendships between Bahrain s ruling Al Khalifa royal family and top U.S. Navy flag officers assigned to the fleet in the Gulf. Over the years it has become a strategic partnership critical to global security. As naval historian David F. Winkler examines these developing relationships, he offers a fascinating overview of Bahraini history, the entry of American humanitarian and economic interests, the establishment of an American naval presence in the Cold War, the Arab-Israeli conflicts, and the downfall of the Iranian shah, among other subjects. The author tells the story from both Bahraini and American perspectives. Given U.S. commitment to the region and its concurrent objectives of combating the global war on terrorism and establishing democracy, this book provides an important historical context for those interested in a crucial facet of American foreign relations. While many works describe the history of U.S. diplomatic and military involvement in the Gulf, this is the first to cover in depth the history of the U.S. Navy in Bahrain.

The Sailor

Author: Jack Lurlyn Walters
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453583609
Size: 59.78 MB
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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.

A Rainbow In The Desert

Author: Yukie Ohta
Publisher: East Gate Book
Size: 44.15 MB
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A collection of Japanese children's literature in translation spans three decades with contributions by major authors as well as familiar lullabies