They Fought with Extraordinary Bravery

In October 1813, the soldiers of one of Napoleon's staunchest Allies, Saxony, defected en masse in the midst of battle at Leipzig.


Author: Geert van Uythoven

Publisher: Reason to Revolution

ISBN: 191286665X

Category: Germany

Page: 152

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In October 1813, the soldiers of one of Napoleon's staunchest Allies, Saxony, defected en masse in the midst of battle at Leipzig. Almost immediately III German Army Corps was formed with these same soldiers as its nucleus and augmented with returning former prisoners of war, volunteers and militia. Commanded by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar the Corps was sent to the Southern Netherlands to take part in the final defeat of Napoleon amidst of a constant changing command of control structure, in which the Swedish Crown Prince Bernadotte played a major and dubious role. Although for the greater part inexperienced and badly armed, fighting against the much superior French I Corps which even contained Imperial Guard units, III Corps struggled to prove that it could be trusted, paying a major role to protect the Netherlands against the French as these regions tried to regain their own identity after decades of French rule.

Fighting Blind

Today, Castro helps prepare soldiers for combat, working exactly as if he were “sighted.” Fighting Blind, this frankly told account of his struggle through adversity, the highs and lows and the always bumpy road in between, is a story ...


Author: Ivan Castro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466887985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Fighting was a practiced routine for Lieutenant Ivan Castro. But when a mortar round struck the rooftop of his sniper’s post in Iraq, he found himself in a battle more difficult than even he could have imagined. The direct hit killed two other soldiers and nearly claimed Castro’s life as well. Mangled by shrapnel and badly burned, Castro was medevac’d to Germany more dead than alive. His lungs were collapsed. He couldn’t hear. One eye had been blown out, the nerve to the other severed. In the weeks and months that followed, Castro would find that physical darkness was nothing compared to the emotional darkness of loss and despair. Desperate for a reason to live, he eventually fought his way back to health through exercise and a single-minded goal: running a marathon. Once he set his course, there was no stopping him. Stubborn to a point that at times bordered on insanity, he managed not only to recover but to return to active duty. Since 2007, he has run over two dozen marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2013, where he was one of the runners diverted when the bombs exploded. Today, Castro helps prepare soldiers for combat, working exactly as if he were “sighted.” Fighting Blind, this frankly told account of his struggle through adversity, the highs and lows and the always bumpy road in between, is a story of hope and perseverance against the odds: an Unbroken for the present generation.

My Heroes Extraordinary Courage Exceptional People

They fought back with wellaimed shots. Each was a trained sniper, and a dozen Taliban were quickly downed. For a long five minutes the firefight continued ...


Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444722444

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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In MY HEROES the 'world's greatest living explorer' (Guinness Book of Records), writes about the people who have inspired him - from explorers to policemen, families to freedom fighters. Wherever in the world Ranulph gives one of his lectures or motivational speeches, someone always asks: 'Who inspired you to do all the crazy things you've done?' For the first time he explores this idea by revealing his own personal heroes and what lessons their actions may have taught him in his own often hazardous profession. This book describes the extraordinary and often horrific events that led to these ordinary individuals becoming Ranulph's great heroes. From polar survivor to knifed-and-beaten policeman, from a woman missionary to a special forces soldier, these wonderful people will make you proud to be part of the human race. 'Refreshingly different... this salute to mostly unsung heroes is an inspirational reminder of human goodness'. -Daily Mail 'Fiennes is making the case for a closer examination of the example set by the men and women he considers heroes'. The Times


He put them in mind that they were to engage with men “ who had been twice reduced ... The two legions fought with extraordinary bravery ; nor were the two ...


Author: Livy


ISBN: NYPL:33433081554473

Category: Rome


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The Juvenile Instructor

The Muvenile Hustructor . only to the Nephites , but to their enemies who had
fought against them . They had been in the thickest of the fight , they had
GEORGE Q. CANNON , EDITOR shown extraordinary courage , and they were
all spared ...




ISBN: WISC:89067405548

Category: Mormon Church


View: 376

The Flowers of the Forest

They fought with extraordinary bravery and as each line was swept away by our fire another one advanced against us and the survivors collected in some dead ...


Author: Trevor Royle

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857901255

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 107

Trevor Royle has done First World War History a great service' - Gary Sheffield 'Graphic, ably controlled...the power of imaginative storytelling is Royle's endeavour' - The Guardian 'His exceptional talents at narration produce a work that is both through-provoking and engaging. This is a vivid, solidly-written book, drawing upon the best in recent scholarship' - International Review of Scottish Studies On the brink of the First World War, Scotland was regarded throughout the British Isles as 'the workshop of the Empire'. Not only were Clyde-built ships known the world over, Scotland produced half of Britain's total production of railway equipment, and the cotton and jute industries flourished in Paisley and Dundee. In addition, Scots were a hugely important source of manpower for the colonies. Yet after the war, Scotland became an industrial and financial backwater. Emigration increased as morale slumped in the face of economic stagnation and decline. The country had paid a disproportionately high price in casualties, a result of huge numbers of volunteers and the use of Scottish battalions as shock troops in the fighting on the Western Front and Gallipoli - young men whom the novelist Ian Hay called 'the vanished generation'. In this book, Trevor Royle provides the first full account of how the war changed Scotland irrevocably by exploring a wide range of themes - the overwhelming response to the call for volunteers; the performance of Scottish military formations in 1915 and 1916; the militarisation of the Scottish homeland; the resistance to war in Glasgow and the west of Scotland; the boom in the heavy industries and the strengthening of women's role in society following on from wartime employment.


Robert Lee only knew his great-grandfather James Erskine briefly when he was very young.


Author: Robert Lee

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800461826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 274

Robert Lee only knew his great-grandfather James Erskine briefly when he was very young. But when, in later life, he inherited a trunkful of old letters and diary entries, he discovered the extraordinary, though tragic, story of the Erskine family. Brought up in Glasgow in the Victorian era, James lost two children to infant mortality, and his wife to tuberculosis. His two surviving sons, both talented athletes and one a world champion boxer, were killed in the First World War, having showed amazing bravery. In addition, his son-in-law, Robert’s grandfather, was killed on the opening day of the Passchendaele offensive, leaving his daughter a widowed mother aged only 20. After the Great War, James fought a protracted but unsuccessful battle with the War Office to have his son’s Military Cross upgraded to a Victoria Cross, and subsequently handled his sorrow by becoming a recluse, living a Spartan life on a Scottish hillside into his 80s.

The U S Government and the Vietnam War 1965 68

Many Democrats who had supported the war were becoming uneasy and were
beginning to speak out. This was Presidential Counsel He' ... It means our
longest war since the American Revolution—six years—a weary nightmare and
yet the men who fight are fight": with extraordinary bravery and skill. t means not
knowing at any given moment precisely who the enemy is. It means a war which
is not ...


Author: William Conrad Gibbons


ISBN: MINN:31951D03524857B

Category: Indochinese War, 1946-1954


View: 159

The Rebellion Record

They fought with rifled bow - gun , and conspicuous for valor and admirable
bravery , and the rebels fled before ... 1863 , fought his gun in the encounter ,
displayed extraordinary courage with the most determined courage ; plunged into
under ...


Author: Frank Moore


ISBN: UCBK:C003348484

Category: United States


View: 977


If we lost , it was not because our troops fought badly -- they fought ... very much the same : if Americans would fight with extraordinary bravery to ...


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice


ISBN: UOM:39015082029227

Category: Amnesty

Page: 904

View: 995


If we lost , it was not because our troops fought badly — they fought ... very much the same : if Americans would fight with extraordinary bravery to defend ...


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary


ISBN: STANFORD:36105045453631


Page: 904

View: 920

Slavery and Jihad in the Sudan

They fought with extraordinary bravery and, despite staggering losses at Kerari, there were no mutinies among them afterward. The emirs who survived the ...


Author: Frederic C. Thomas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440122590

Category: History

Page: 256

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Slavery and Jihad in the Sudan is not only a riveting narrative about the struggle against the slave trade and martyrdom of Charles Gordon at the hands of the Mahdi, but also an account of conditions during a period of great trauma. Fred Thomas holds a PhD in social anthropology and has studied and worked in Sudan. He relies on his vast knowledge and personal experience to bring attention to a place and time in a unique part of the world where grass roots conditions in a tribal society have changed little over time, particularly in the vast expanses of rural Sudan. Thomas highlights the extraordinary personalities of the time by sharing anecdotes from explorers, Muslim holy men, Christian missionaries, foreign mercenaries, and slave traders. As Thomas recounts the legacy of Mahdism, he also includes haunting vestiges of earlier times within the atrocities currently occurring in Darfur, as well as an interesting correlation between ancient tribal and religious differences to their practical relevance in today's world. Compiled with fragments of conversations, captivating descriptions, and personal stories, Slavery and Jihad in the Sudan allows a glimpse into a fascinating period.

Five Chapters on Rhetoric

... whole world stand astonished before their extraordinary bravery. And they went to prison, to concentration camps, they fought and they did not break, ...


Author: Michael S. Kochin

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271075624

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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Michael Kochin’s radical exploration of rhetoric is built around five fundamental concepts that illuminate how rhetoric functions in the public sphere. To speak persuasively is to bring new things into existence—to create a political movement out of a crowd, or an army out of a mob. Five Chapters on Rhetoric explores our path to things through our judgments of character and action. It shows how speech and writing are used to defend the fabric of social life from things or facts. Finally, Kochin shows how the art of rhetoric aids us in clarifying things when we speak to communicate, and helps protect us from their terrible clarity when we speak to maintain our connections to others. Kochin weaves together rhetorical criticism, classical rhetoric, science studies, public relations, and political communication into a compelling overview both of persuasive strategies in contemporary politics and of the nature and scope of rhetorical studies.

Reports of Committees

... superior force of the enemy and fought with extraordinary bravery ; though compelled at last to retire , they brought in thirty - five prisoners .


Author: United States. Congress. Senate


ISBN: OXFORD:555039235

Category: United States


View: 148

Beyond Mars Crimson Fleet

Regardless that the Martians had showed extraordinary bravery and skill in every battle they fought, they were still berated by their Earth overlords.


Author: R. G. Risch

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781598586145

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 944

In the 22nd century, a nameless evil plots the eventual extermination of all mankind. Hidden within the depths of a shadow government, it's acts of growing terror only hint at the monstrous things to come. But one force stands in its way to compete domination, . the Martian Fleet and its will to fight!

Guiding Missal

They fought an amazing campaign, traversing Europe more than once, and fighting ... Exhibiting extraordinary bravery, these soldiers, the best of the best, ...


Author: Nancy Panko

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing

ISBN: 9781611532395

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 370

In 1944, a U.S. Army baker volunteers as a forward observer to carry out covert operations behind German lines in World War II. In the early 1960s, a focused nineteen-year-old Airman is responsible for decoding critical top secret messages during the height of the Berlin Crisis. In 1993, an army sniper overcomes a debilitating condition only to fight for survival in the streets of war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, when a Blackhawk helicopter is shot down. When each of these men face a crisis, this very special prayer book, My Military Missal, provides the comfort and encouragement of divine power. Based on actual events, Guiding Missal’s timeless journey of faith, patriotism and miracles will touch your heart as the missal and the men call out to God for guidance, protection, and a safe return home.

Crimes Of The Century

as repressive and who saw economic and social inequality among Americans as hypocritical ... particularly when they fought with such extraordinary bravery, ...


Author: Gilbert Geis

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

ISBN: 9781555538682

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 984

In compelling narrative, the authors probe the sensational cases of Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard A. Loeb, the Scottsboro "boys," Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Alger Hiss, and O.J. Simpson, highlighting significant lessons about criminal behavior and the administration of criminal justice. Each case study details the crime, the police investigation, and the court proceedings, profiles the major players, and examines the outcome and aftermath of the trial. The authors untangle the perplexities surrounding the cases and illuminate the many mysteries that remain unsolved today. These celebrated trials reveal issues of overzealous prosecution, sloppy police work, judicial bias, race, class, and ethnic struggles, and the role of wealth in securing a competent defense. They also show how the temper of the times and frenzied media coverage heightened the intensity of drama in the cases.

Outlines of the Life of General Lafayette

They fought , moreover , against their own countrymen . ... The 3d regiment of the Guard ( Vendeans ) fought with extraordinary bravery and devotion .




ISBN: NYPL:33433082386958

Category: France

Page: 250

View: 655