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Stormed Fortress

Stormed Fortress

  • Author: Janny Wurts
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007217811
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 703
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Half-brothers Arithon and Lysaer were laid under a curse of lifelong enmity when they defeated the Mistwraith and freed the world of Athera. As 'Stormed Fortress' opens, Arithon is recovering from an assault by necromancers and more determined than ever to keep his vow to avoid killing. But Lysaer and his troops lay siege to the citadel at Alestron, trapping those closest to Arithon's heart. The only way he can hlep them is by using his mage talent to invoke ancient magics, at great risk to himself.

Stormed Fortress: Fifth Book of The Alliance of Light (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 8)

Stormed Fortress: Fifth Book of The Alliance of Light (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 8)

  • Author: Janny Wurts
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000731809X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 656
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The spellbinding final instalment of The Alliance of Light.

Fortresses of the Peninsular War 1808–14

Fortresses of the Peninsular War 1808–14

  • Author: Ian Fletcher
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782001301
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington's army fought several hard battles and smaller actions, but it was the bloody sieges that troubled him more than anything else. Indeed, the performance of his army during the sieges was probably the most disappointing aspect of what was otherwise an extremely successful campaign. Taking 1808 as its starting point, this title deals with the fortress sieges that involved Wellington's Anglo?Portuguese army, and concentrates on four key sites in particular (Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Burgos and San Sebastián). All of these played a vital role in the war due to their strategically important positions. It documents both the sieges and the storming of the fortresses, as well as the general role of the fortresses in Spain and the impact they had on the thinking of the commanders and strategies of the armies involved.

Fortress America

Fortress America

The Forts That Defended America, 1600 to the Present

  • Author: J. E. Kaufmann,H. W. Kaufmann
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0306816342
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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From the earliest colonial settlements to Cold War bunkers, the North American continent has been home to thousands of forts and fortress structures. Fortress America surveys the broad sweep of fortifications throughout North America-from seacoast forts of the late eighteenth century to wooden inland forts built to defend against Native American, English, French, or Spanish attack; from Civil War-era coastal and inland waterways forts to the Great Plains' forts of the Old West; from World War II subterranean bunkers to Cold War concrete missile silos. The text of Fortress America is complemented with never-before-published photographs, and extraordinary drawings, cut-aways, and diagrams illustrating the design and structure of American forts.

The Calendar of Victory: Being a Record of British Valour and Conquest by Sea and Land, on Every Day in the Year. Projected and Commenced by the Late Major Johns ... Continued and Completed by Lieut P. H. Nicolas

The Calendar of Victory: Being a Record of British Valour and Conquest by Sea and Land, on Every Day in the Year. Projected and Commenced by the Late Major Johns ... Continued and Completed by Lieut P. H. Nicolas

  • Author: Richard JOHNS (Major.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Knights of the Cross

Knights of the Cross

  • Author: Jeffrey Strickland
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105351629
  • Category:
  • Page: 428
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The story of the Templars is one of the most desolate and obscure in the history of the medieval West. Created as a military-religious order to defend the Holy Land, after becoming one of the most powerful and influential institutions of all Christianity, the Temple was put under inquisition at the beginning of the fourteenth century and then suspended in 1312 because of the serious charges that weighed on its members. The last Grand Master Jacques de Molay, along with one of the highest dignitaries of the Order, chose to die as a testimony of his innocence, contrasting the guilt of brothers who had been imputed to them, heresy, adherence to an anti-Christian beliefs, corruption of morals, and idolatry. Condemned to the stake for trying to defend the honor to the end of the Temple, shortly before his death would de Molay summon Clement V and Philip the Fair before the Court of God to give account of their responsibility. Both died before the turn of the year. This is their true, substantiated story.

Boston Masonic Mirror

Boston Masonic Mirror

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Woman on the American Frontier

Woman on the American Frontier

A Valuable and Authentic History of the Heroism, Adventures, Privations, Captivities, Trials, and Noble Lives and Deaths of the "Pioneer Mothers of the Republic."

  • Author: William Worthington Fowler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Der-el-Kamar, Massacre of, 1860
  • Page: 527
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PETER'S ARGYLL

PETER'S ARGYLL

  • Author: George A. Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469104407
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 333
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My mother’s stories about her brother planted the seed that would take many years to actually bear fruit. Lance Corporal Lorne Andrew Marr was killed in action August 27, 1944 at Igoville, France while serving as a dispatch rider for the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada. His large extended family was devastated by the news, especially my mother. I could see the pain and loss in her eyes every time she would talk about him and she talked a lot. I grew up with a hunger to find out more about this never seen uncle. The family only talked of him in hushed tones and never in front of my grandmother. Lorne had been born prematurely in a time when very few of these children survived. It was explained to me that Grandma’s shear strength of will kept him alive, which needless to say forged a very special bond between the two. No one knew exactly how Lorne had met his fate. Stories had been told by returning soldiers after the war, but nothing concrete. In my young mind I couldn’t believe that we didn’t know and no one really seemed interested in finding out. I told myself I would someday get to the bottom of his story and maybe even write a book. Little did I know what a truly monumental task I was setting for myself! Not insurmountable as I would find out, but not easy either. In what seemed like the blink of an eye, I found myself in my fiftieth year and had accomplished exactly nothing in regards to this task accepted in my youth. I had made many attempts but seemed to be blocked at every turn. This all changed with a visit from a friend. Dave and I had worked together for quite a while and shared an interest in history. He was planning a trip to France and knowing of my interest in my uncle, asked if he could put flowers on Lorne’s grave for me when he was there. I jumped at the chance and told him I would get right back to him with the gravesite information. I knew I had it at home but couldn’t wait for that. I went onto a much-visited website called the Veteran’s Affairs Canada Virtual War Memorial and accessed the information. He was buried in the Calais Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference 2.B.9. I wrote it down for Dave and was going to sign off when I noticed that there was a place for pictures to be downloaded onto the site. I had always intended to do that but had not gotten around to it. I clicked on it and to my amazement there was a picture there. I knew immediately that it was not a family picture for I managed to accumulate most of those. There was my uncle smiling broadly in his battle-dress with his Glengarry rakishly tilted to one side pictured between two young men around 8 and 10 years of age. He had his arms around both of them with his ever-present pipe in his left hand. The older of the two boys was holding a cat. There was a caption below the picture: “Lorne Marr is seen with Peter Hunter holding their cat, and his brother in Uckfield in 1944 Under that it said, Caption was scanned with photograph. Photograph was found in the publication The Maple Leaf Army in Britain ISBN 0-9521297-7-9, 2002” A thousand questions came to mind. Who exactly were these two kids and how were they connected to my uncle? Who had posted the picture? It said that the picture came from a book. I immediately did a quick search on the Internet and found that the book had been published only in England and was written by a gentleman named Peter Longstaff-Tyrrell. I gave the information to Dave and shared the picture I had found. We both agreed it was a little strange and I would have to check into it a little more. My wife and I got together that night and talked to a friend of hers whose daughter was going to school at Oxford in England and she agreed to have her daughter purchase the book and send it to us. While we waited for the book to come, I pulled all of Lorne’s stuff out of storage. I had no idea that I had accumulated so much over the years. I brought myself up to date on much I had forgotten. I al

Siegecraft - No Fortress Impregnable

Siegecraft - No Fortress Impregnable

  • Author: Harold Skaarup
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595275214
  • Category: History
  • Page: 252
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It has been said that the taking of a fortress depends primarily on the making of a good plan to take it, and the proper implementation and application of the resources to make the plan work. Long before a fortress has been besieged and conquered, it has to have been outthought before it can be outfought. This book outlines some of the more successfully thought out sieges, and demonstrates why it is that no fortress is impregnable. A siege can be described as an assault on an opposing force attempting to defend itself from behind a position of some strength. Whenever the pendulum of technology swings against the "status quo," the defenders of a fortification have usually been compelled to surrender. We must stay ahead of the pendulum, and not be out-thought long before we are out-fought, for, as it will be shown in this book, "no fortress is impregnable."