Soon the dead bodies were brought out and lined up ceremoniously alongside their wounded comrades. It was almost like a religious ritual the way they were ...
Author: Jack R. Myers
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this riveting narrative, Jack R. Myers recounts his experiences as a B-17 bombardier during World War II. Commissioned a second lieutenant in 1944 at age twenty, Myers began flying missions with the 2nd Bomb Group, U.S. Fifteenth Air Force. He learned firsthand the exhilaration—and terror—of being shot at and missed. Based in Italy, the Fifteenth Air Force flew strategic bombing raids over southern Germany, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, and Czechoslovakia. Less celebrated than the Eighth Air Force, which flew out of England, the Fifteenth, nevertheless, was pivotal in dismantling the German industrial complex. Myers offers an insider’s view of these missions over southern and central Europe. The reader goes with him into the highly exposed Plexiglas nose of the Flying Fortress, flying with him through the flak-filled skies of Europe and peering with him through his Norden bombsight at Axis targets. On average, a heavy-bomber crewman survived only sixteen bombing missions. Myers survived his allotted thirty-five missions before being honorably discharged in 1945.
So he trudged out to the backyard lugging a high school discus and stood there, at the back of the lot, heaving the iron plate out into the cornfield, ...
Author: Chris Ballard
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
"One Shot at Forever is powerful, inspirational. . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart." -- Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois, playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats, defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to represent the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands. There the Ironmen would play against a Chicago powerhouse in a dramatic game that would change their lives forever. In this gripping, cinematic narrative, Chris Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach, Lynn Sweet: a hippie, dreamer, and intellectual who arrived in Macon in 1966, bringing progressive ideas to a town stuck in the Eisenhower era. Beloved by students but not administration, Sweet reluctantly took over the ragtag team, intent on teaching the boys as much about life as baseball. Together they embarked on an improbable postseason run that buoyed a small town in desperate need of something to celebrate. Engaging and poignant, One Shot at Forever is a testament to the power of high school sports to shape the lives of those who play them, and it reminds us that there are few bonds more sacred than that among a coach, a team, and a town. "Macon's run at the title reminds us why sports matter and why sportswriting has such great power to inspire. . . [It's] one hell of a good story, and Ballard has written one hell of a good book." -- Jonathan Eig, Chicago Tribune
He stared out into space and tried to represent to himself that over there in the distance was solid ground, with men standing and walking there and never ...
Author: Otto Willi Gail
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations by Frank R. Paul Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó First published in English in 1929, Otto Willi Gail's little-known space travel novel is almost documentary in its realism. Based on the latest research by such pioneers in astronautics as Hermann Oberth and Max Valier, "The Shot Into Infinity" is not only an exciting and suspenseful novel but also an accurate mirror of the state of the art of space travel three-quarters of a century ago. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Author: West Virginia. LegislaturePublish On: 1953
The guards who were at the little they call it pillbox near the tower — they met the
guards there and these guards had stated , or two guards stated that they had shot at a wildcat . That was the reason for the shooting . Q. A wildcat in the power
'I don't know how they got there. The Taliban never come here.' Yeah, yeah, yeah. You learn never to take what the locals say at face value.
Author: Robert Driscoll
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Rob Driscoll, former sergeant with 42 Commando, Royal Marines, served tours in Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo. A born leader of fighting men, he also endured three tours in Afghanistan. The third of those will go down in history as one of the UK military's darkest hours, for it marked the first time a British serviceman has been tried for a murder on the battlefield since the Second World War. That man was 'Marine A', Sergeant Alexander Blackman, Rob Driscoll's friend and fellow NCO in 42 Commando, and on the day in question they were commanding patrols within a few hundred yards of each other. Few men know what really went on that day in Helmand Province. Rob Driscoll is one, and, like Blackman, knew only too well the privations and frustrations of fighting an ubiquitous and tenacious enemy without sufficient resources and support. Yet Lethal Shot is more than a compelling insight into one of the most controversial and divisive cases in recent military history. It is a clear-eyed account of life on active service with the Royal Marines, of incursions into war-torn countries where chaos and anarchy ruled - and of men risking their lives daily only too often to find that they would not be backed up by politicians at home. In charting its author's career as a Royal Marine Commando, it unflinchingly demonstrates the real-life horrors of engaging at close quarters with enemies such as the Taliban. Rob Driscoll received a Mention in Despatches for his last tour of 'Afghan', the citation reading: 'He never bows to fatigue or danger and there is no doubt that his remarkable acts of selflessness saved a number of lives for which he deserves significant formal recognition.'
Author: Gypsy Lore Society. North American Chapter. MeetingPublish On: 1986
The Rom is always shooting at him . But there , Aiiiiii , all of them flew down on
the road and ran after you ! They : Boom ! Boom ! The bandits shot at him with
guns . Always our Rom have been fast on foot ! Who could catch my father ? Not
Author: Gypsy Lore Society. North American Chapter. Meeting
Pass shooting at ducks on their way to somewhere else can be a real test of shotgunning ability. Mallards in deliberate flight cruise along at the national ...
Author: Steven Mulak
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
"If you are a bird hunter looking to improve your marksmanship, welcome to the skeet field!" Mulak explains how the sport of skeet can help you hunt those unpredictable birds. Illustrations and photographs clearly show the right way--and the wrong way--to shoot skeet and improve your score. Mulak's information takes you from the skeet range to the hunt, with a new set of tools at your fingertips. What makes someone a good shot? Author Steven Mulak has given this question a lot of thought, and his book analyzes problems faced by shooters everywhere. A good shot doesn't miss the same shot twice because he figures out why he missed it and what he must do to correct his mistake. Shooting a shotgun well takes skill, and this book will help you improve your technique. What to look for in a field shotgun How to improve technique and how to recognize and change bad habits How to use skeet to improve your hunting plus clay target games
They called for another round of coffee and continued their discussion. At some point the topic shifted to general stuff. Neither of them noticed how much ...
Author: Vivek Rao
Publisher: Hachette UK
A software mogul gears up to launch a revolutionary surveillance system. A terrorist mastermind prepares to wage war against the Indian state. A young man is found dead under suspicious circumstances. One morning, the body of a young man is found by the railway tracks, battered and bruised. He is soon identified as software engineer Vishal Deshmukh, aka Shot, by his estranged elder brother, Ajay. But the circumstances surrounding Shot’s death are murky, and Ajay is confounded when the autopsy of reveals traces of hard liquor and cocaine in his blood. When he notices strange injuries on Shot’s hands, he is convinced that his brother was tortured and killed. With the police and hospital authorities dismissing his plea for help, Ajay decides to dig deeper on his own, little suspecting that he is about to unravel a terrifying plot with deadly implications for an entire nation. Caught in a race against time, he must piece together Shot’s final days and find the killers...before they find him.
They also decided to cut down their water ration by half to a quarter pint each and to limit the Horlicks tablets to six a day for each man.
Author: Graham Pitchfork
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of RAF, Commonwealth and Allied airmen between 1939 and 1945. This fascinating account draws on first-hand interviews, photographs and official documents to reveal some of its most dramatic missions in northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East. Those shot down at sea faced terrifying dangers, from weather extremes to enemy fighters, and rescue by airborne or seaborne craft was fraught with difficulty. These incredible stories celebrate the courage, persistence and ingenuity of the men who found themselves 'in the drink' and those who saved them.
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of LordsPublish On: 1966
We all know that a rifle range has to have approval under regulations laid down
by the Ministry of Defence, but I am not aware of any regulations covering ground
used for shooting at clay pigeons, either temporary or permanently. There are ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Category: Great Britain
Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.
I think someone's in the office up there , ' I said . He said , ' Go back and have a
look . ' When I went back [ they saw me ) . They was covering up the things , and
the coppers ( railway detectives ) shot at me . I turned around and run . Did he
Author: Peter Read
Brief history of Erambie Reserve; transcriptions of recorded conversations with residents; history and memories of old ways (Wiradjuri), daily life, work, managers, police, wards of the State; alcohol use; race relations.
Defendant himself testified that he shot at Ward Haywood as Haywood ran down
the stairs . Another witness , Rudell Snead ... because there was no showing that
the fatal shot was fired from defendant's shotgun . It is true as defendant argues ...
Author: University of California, BerkeleyPublish On: 1965
The novices were laid over the south roof opening , held there against their
struggles , and shot from the inside of the dance house . Others were taken
outdoors to be shot . After the shooting they were all carried into the dance house
, laid out ...