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To Fight Alongside Friends

To Fight Alongside Friends

  • Author: Gerry Harrison
  • Publisher: Singapore Books
  • ISBN: N.A
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'I do not want to die. The thought that we may be cut off from each other is so terrible and that our babe may grow up without my knowing her and without her knowing me. It is difficult to face. Know through all your life that I loved you and baby with all my heart and soul, that you two sweet things were just all the world to me' Captain Charlie May was killed, aged 27, in the early morning of 1st July 1916, leading the men of 'B Company', 22nd Manchester Service Battalion (the Manchester Pals) into action on the first day of the Somme. This tolerant and immensely likeable man had been born in New Zealand and – against King's regulations – he kept a diary in seven small, wallet-sized pocket books. A journalist before the war and a born storyteller, May's diaries give a vivid picture of battalion life in and behind the trenches during the build-up to the greatest battle fought by a British army and are filled with the friendships and tensions, the home-sickness, frustrations,...

To Fight Alongside Friends: The First World War Diaries of Charlie May

To Fight Alongside Friends: The First World War Diaries of Charlie May

  • Author: Gerry Harrison
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007558546
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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‘I do not want to die. The thought that we may be cut off from each other is so terrible and that our babe may grow up without my knowing her and without her knowing me. It is difficult to face. Know through all your life that I loved you and baby with all my heart and soul, that you two sweet things were just all the world to me’

To Fight Alongside Friends

To Fight Alongside Friends

The First World War Diaries of Charlie May

  • Author: Charles Campbell May,Gerry Harrison
  • Publisher: William Collins
  • ISBN: 9780007558537
  • Category: Military biography
  • Page: 273
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The First World War Diaries of Manchester Pals Captain Charlie May -- written and kept in secret and published now for the first time. A born storyteller, Charlie May's vivid eye for detail and warm good humour brings his experience in the trenches (and the experience of millions of ordinary men like him) to life for a 21st-century readership. Captain Charlie May was killed, aged 27, in the early morning of 1st July 1916, leading the men of "B Company", 22nd Manchester Service Battalion (the Manchester Pals) into action on the first day of the Somme.This tolerant and immensely likeable man had been born in New Zealand and -- against King's regulations -- he kept a diary in seven small, wallet-sized pocket books. A journalist before the war and a born storyteller, May's diaries give a vivid picture of battalion life in and behind the trenches during the build-up to the greatest battle fought by a British army and are filled with the friendships and tensions, the home-sickness, frustrations, delays and endless postponements, the fog of ignorance, the combination of boredom and terror to which every man that has ever fought could testify.His diaries reflect on the progress of the war, tell jokes -- good and bad, give details of horse-rides along the Somme valley, afternoons with a fishing rod, lunch in Amiens, a gastronomic celebration of Christmas 1915 and concerts in "Whiz Bang Hall". He describes battles not just with the enemy, but with rats, crows and on the makeshift football pitch -- all recorded with a freshness that brings these stories home as if for the first time.The diaries are also written as an extended and deeply-moving love letter to his wife Maude and baby daughter Pauline. "I do not want to die", he wrote -- "Not that I mind for myself. If it be that I am to go, I am ready. But the thought that I may never see you or our darling baby again turns my bowels to water."Fresh, eloquent and warm, these diaries were kept secret from the censor and were delivered to his wife after his death by a fellow soldier in Charlie's company. Edited by his great-nephew and published for the first time, these diaries give an unforgettable account of the war that took Charlie May's life, and millions of others like him.

The Al Qaeda Discourse of the Greater Kufr

The Al Qaeda Discourse of the Greater Kufr

  • Author: Daurius Figueira
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595336132
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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This is the final text of the trilogy consisting of Jihad in Trinidad and Tobago and Exiting a Racist Worldview. The text presents a deconstruction of Islamic discourse with specific reference to jihad (military engagement) and the shahid (martyr). The Al Qaeda discourse of the greater kufr is deconstructed to expose its antecedents in militarist Islamic discourse born out of the contradiction between Islam and western capitalist colonial imperialism. Primary to the development of the discourse of military engagement with the west is the discourse of Pakistani thinkers deconstructed in the text. The discourse of Al Qaeda is then the product of contradiction between Islam and western imperialism and hegemony. Thereby constituting the most potent threat to Islam since the crusades as manifested in the discourse of Al Qaeda.

Voices from the Heart

Voices from the Heart

  • Author: Kenneth Sequeira
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1503505324
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 84
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This journey, “Voices from the Heart,” started off with techno-verse, as I call it, narrating my passion for aircraft in the early 1980s. Along the way, I shared so many beautiful moments with friends and family that I decided to record it in narrative form. There were others who wanted to express their emotions and could not do so, and I already had so many stories to tell, so I decided to put them all down in a series of books. This book is also an outpouring of feelings and emotions of those people who I was fortunate enough to meet. For through them I realise how fortunate some of us are, how we all have some secrets that have left a permanent scar that may or may not heal. More importantly it helps us understand how complicated human nature is. They all have left me the gift of relating their experiences to all those who are willing to listen. Here is a toast to all those who have opened up their hearts to share their feelings and emotions with us!

Carrying the Flag

Carrying the Flag

The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's Most Unlikely Hero

  • Author: Gordon C. Rhea
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0786739525
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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For forty years, Charles Whilden lived a life most noteworthy for a series of near misses. Repeatedly turned down for service in the Confederate Army, he did not enlist until the desperate days when anyone capable of locomotion was brought in to fill the ranks. He was subsequently plunged into the very regiment destined to see the worst of Grant's brutal spring 1864 campaign. But Whilden would go on to discover a courage within that was prefigured by none of his earlier failures.

Battle Story: Ypres 1914-1915

Battle Story: Ypres 1914-1915

  • Author: William E Fowler
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752468545
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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Ypres was a medieval town known for its textiles; however, it became infamous during the Great War with trench warfare, poison gas and many thousands of casualties. As the German Army advanced through Belgium, it failed to take the Ypres Salient. On 13 October 1914, German troops entered Ypres. On looting the city, the Germans retreated as the British Expeditionary Force advanced. On 22 November 1914, the Germans commenced a huge artillery barrage killing many civilians. In 1917, the Third Battle of Ypres commenced making it an exceptionally dangerous place to live. In 1918, a German major offensive was launched, but the British held firm. Ypres was finally safe in late September 1918 when German troops withdrew from the Salient. Today the battlefields of Ypres contain the resting place of thousands of German and British soldiers. This book explores the first and second battles of Ypres through narrative, eye-witness accounts and images.

Why Texans Fought in the Civil War

Why Texans Fought in the Civil War

  • Author: Charles David Grear
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603448098
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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In Why Texans Fought in the Civil War, Charles David Grear provides insights into what motivated Texans to fight for the Confederacy. Mining important primary sources—including thousands of letters and unpublished journals—he affords readers the opportunity to hear, often in the combatants’ own words, why it was so important to them to engage in tumultuous struggles occurring so far from home. As Grear notes, in the decade prior to the Civil War the population of Texas had tripled. The state was increasingly populated by immigrants from all parts of the South and foreign countries. When the war began, it was not just Texas that many of these soldiers enlisted to protect, but also their native states, where they had family ties.

Thinking about Friendship

Thinking about Friendship

Historical and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives

  • Author: Damian Caluori
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137003995
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 270
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It's hard to imagine a good life without friends. But why is friendship so valuable? What is friendship at all? What unites friends and distinguishes them from others? Is the preference given to friends rationally and morally justifiable? This collection examines answers given by classic philosophers and offers new answers by contemporary thinkers.

Nightmares And Thoughts Of A Vietnam Vet

Nightmares And Thoughts Of A Vietnam Vet

  • Author: Melquiades "Mike" Ortiz
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1467813893
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 284
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I write this book in hopes of reaching other service personnel or citizens that are experiencing the same feelings of, guilt, anger, or fears that I have suffered... because of a traumatic experience. I have learned that not only war, but also any kind of traumatic event can cause the symptoms of anger, anxiety, loneliness, frustration, isolation, flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts. My nightmares started before I left Vietnam, and they intensified with time. I did not know why I slowly changed, but these changes of uncontrollable outbursts of anger, frustration, isolation, anxiety, loneliness, and the horrible nightmares and flashbacks of Vietnam, caused a lot of suffering not only for me, but for my family, friends, and loved ones. It took me years to control my temper, and I learned to work only at night to keep the nightmares in check. This helped, but I still did not know the actual problem, only that there was something wrong, this kept me with stomach problems, chest pains, headaches, and edgy for many years. I would like to thank the Veterans’ Administration and the Loma Linda Veterans’ Hospital for the help I have received through them, and for giving my nightmares a name, “PTSD.” Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, that is what they diagnosed, and even though I refused to accept this at first, now I am learning how to deal with my problem. The professional and qualified personnel at the Veteran’s Hospital have given me strength, tools, training, and the support to fight my demons, and to write this book. I would also like to thank my wife, Elizabeth, my sons Michael, Paul, Paulo, Mark, and my daughters, Rosie and Majalia, for their support, encouragement, and understanding, to help me get out of the dark, and fight my demons.