The Freedom Line: The Brave Men and Women Who Rescued Allied Airmen from the Nazis During World War II

By Peter Eisner

Compared to Casablanca via the Washington Post, this a page–turning tale of a gaggle of resistance employees who secreted downed Allied fighter pilots via France and into safeguard in Spain in the course of international warfare II.

As warfare raged opposed to Hitler's Germany, progressively more Allied fliers have been shot down on missions opposed to Nazi pursuits in occupied Europe. Many fliers parachuted competently in the back of enemy strains in basic terms to discover themselves stranded and hunted down via the Gestapo. The Freedom Line strains the exciting and actual tale of Robert Grimes, a 20–year–old American B–17 pilot whose airplane used to be shot down over Belgium on Oct. 20, 1943. Wounded, disoriented, and scared, he used to be rescued by way of operatives of the Comet Line, a gaggle of tenacious younger women and males from Belgium, France, and Spain who joined forces to rescue the Allied aircrews and take them to security. And on Christmas Eve 1943, he and a bunch of fellow american citizens confronted unforeseen surprising risk and tragedy at the border among France and Spain.

the line to security was once a treacherous trip by way of teach, via bicycle, and strolling that stretched thousands of miles throughout occupied France to the Pyrenees Mountains on the Spanish border. Armed with guile and spirit, the selfless civilian combatants of the Comet Line had risked their lives to create this underground railroad, and by means of this time within the warfare, that they had stored countless numbers of usa citizens, British, Australians, and different Allied airmen.

in response to interviews with the survivors and in–depth archival study, The Freedom Line is the tale of a gaggle of buddies who selected to behave on their lonesome out of a deep admire for liberty and human dignity. Theirs used to be a braveness that presumed to tackle a fearfully strong foe with few defences.

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Hungarian Aces of World War 2

Like Germany, Hungary used to be forbidden from having an air strength following the defeat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire on the finish of worldwide warfare 1. even if, back like Germany, the hot kingdom of Hungary created an air arm in mystery through the Nineteen Thirties. Hungarian fighter pilots first observed motion opposed to their Slovakian neighbours in early 1939, following the annexation of Czechoslovakia by means of Germany. In June 1941, Hungarian defense force joined the Germany within the invasion of Russia, and pilots from the I/I Fighter workforce observed non-stop motion into 1942. Flying CR.42s, Re.2000s and Bf 109Es, pilots scored a modest variety of kills. despite the fact that, whilst the Bf 109G-equipped Hungarian one zero one ŒPuma1 Fighter Regiment was once dedicated to motion over Kharkov in April 1943, quite a few aces began to speedily construct there rankings. 365 days later the unit again domestic on the way to safeguard Hungarian towns from American heavy bombers, and pilots comparable to Dezsö Szentgyörgyi and György Debrödy scored the majority in their kills in determined battles opposed to American combatants and bombers. in contrast to such a lot of Germany1s jap eu allies, Hungary didn't capitulate through the Russian advances of 1944, and its fighter pilots fought on till may perhaps 1945.

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Armoured Warfare in the Italian Campaign: 1943 to 1945 (Images of War)

By Anthony Tucker-Jones

The second one global battle campaigns in North Africa, at the jap entrance and in northwest Europe have been ruled through armored war, however the battles in Italy weren't. The mountainous topography of the Italian peninsula ensured that it was once optimal an infantry conflict, so it can be acknowledged that tanks performed a assisting position. but, as Anthony Tucker-Jones demonstrates, within the battles fought from the Allied landings in Sicily in 1943 to the German give up after the crossing of the Po in 1945, tanks, self-propelled weapons and armored automobiles have been crucial components within the operations of either side.

His choice of infrequent wartime images indicates armor in conflict at Salerno, Anzio and Monte Cassino, through the fight for the Gustav Line, the development on Rome and the liberation of northern Italy. additionally, they exhibit the entire array of Axis and Allied armored autos that was once deployed - most renowned between them have been the German Mk IVs, Panthers, and Tigers and Allied Stuarts, Chafees, Shermans and Churchills.

This quantity in Anthony Tucker-Jones’s sequence of books on armored battle within the moment global warfare offers readers a bright effect of the Italian landscapes over which the crusade used to be fought, the big variety of army automobiles that have been used, and the grueling stipulations persisted through the boys who fought in them.

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Fight to the Death: Battle of Guadalcanal (Graphic History)

By Larry Hama

The conflict of Guadalcanal brutally shattered the parable of jap invincibility. August 7, 1942, marked the 1st American amphibious attack of worldwide conflict II, and the 1st try and safe the Japanese-controled island of Guadalcanal. Over 30,000 American and jap casualties have been suffered in the course of 5 months of a few of the war's so much vicious fighting.

From the ranks of the devices that contested this crusade a pro scuffling with strength folks veterans was once created that, island through island, could sweep the japanese again around the Pacific. the united states Marines and military halted the it seems that unconquerable jap strengthen in its tracks.

This full-color comedian e-book contains additional studying, crucial details at the history, aftermath and key avid gamers of the clash. Its gripping caricature narrative areas the reader on the middle of the motion, offering an exhilarating account of the hard fight that confronted squaddies akin to valiant Medal of Honor winner Captain Joe Foss, and illustrates the Allies' first significant offensive motion of the Pacific War.

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One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 2)

By Jeaniene Frost

You can run from the grave, yet you cannot disguise . . .

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now particular Agent Cat Crawfield, operating for the govt to rid the realm of the rogue undead. She's nonetheless utilizing every thing Bones, her horny and hazardous ex, taught her, but if Cat is focused for assassination, the single guy who might help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being round him awakens all her feelings, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps facet by way of part to the reckless ardour that fed on them. yet a value on her head—wanted: lifeless or half-alive—means her survival is determined by teaming up with Bones. And irrespective of how difficult she attempts to maintain issues expert among them, she'll locate that hope lasts eternally . . . and that Bones will not permit her break out again.

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Biting the Bullet (Jaz Parks, Book 3)

By Jennifer Rardin

I'm Lucille Robinson
(aka Jaz Parks).

This is a undertaking not like something my vampire boss, Vayl, and i've ever been on. it is not our traditional take them out and run; it really is an undercover undertaking that wishes the entire gang: a psychic, an interpreter, and a guns expert. we are becoming a member of a unique Ops crew to nail the Wizard, an important terrorist thorn within the military's part. we have by no means long gone in with such heavy artillery prior to, however the extra the merrier, correct? Um . . . nope. at the very least now not in view that Vayl and that i realized a part of our task is to ferret out a mole hid in our unit.

To upload to our difficulties, we are being harried by way of a pack of reavers bent on revenge, and distinct through a Seer who desires to proportion Vayl's strength - at any rate. Oh yeah, and let's now not omit the military of demonic, soul-sucking parasites both. this can be going to be a blast.

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For the Love of a Vampire (Blood Like Poison, Book 1)

By M. Leighton

Like so much seventeen yr olds, Ridley Heller concept she had her destiny all deliberate out. What she sought after such a lot in lifestyles was once to get out of small city Harker. Her merely target was once to maintain her mouth close and her grades excessive so she may win a cheerleading scholarship to Stanford. yet that used to be ahead of she met Bo.

In Ridley’s wildest goals, she may perhaps by no means have deliberate for somebody like Bo, for a love so excessive it left her breathless. No human woman could.

A haunting stranger that watched her from afar, Bo stole Ridley’s center from the instant she laid eyes on him. yet he has secrets and techniques. Bo’s a vampire. either his prior and his current are a risk to Ridley, however the largest risk isn't really her blood; it’s her middle. He’s feeding a thirst for revenge that would fee him his lifestyles, and it may well already be too overdue.

The extra darkness Ridley uncovers, the extra she realizes that her existence seriously is not the same—with or with no Bo. Can she sacrifice her destiny and her center for somebody who has a demise want?

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By M.T. Anderson

"Entertaining, hectic, memorable, and complicated, this mortality story will proceed to hang-out after the final pages are turned." — tuition LIBRARY JOURNAL

All Chris fairly wishes is to be a standard child, to hang around along with his buddies, keep away from his mom and dad, and get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. regrettably, Chris seems to be becoming a vampire. So whereas his place of birth plays an historic ritual that retains Tch’muchgar, the Vampire Lord, locked in one other global, Chris desperately attempts to save lots of himself from his personal vampiric destiny. He wishes aid, yet whom can he belief? A savagely humorous story of terror, teenager angst, suspense, and satire from nationwide e-book Award winner M. T. Anderson.

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Black Dawn: The Morganville Vampires

By Rachel Caine

With its eclectic mixture of vampire and human voters, Morganville, Texas, has constantly been a dicy position to name domestic. yet with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t simply in danger—it’s death…

Ever because the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of pupil Claire Danvers and her neighbors were thrown into turmoil. many of the town’s citizens have evacuated, yet Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have selected to stick and struggle.

Using the city’s water method to unfold, the draug have swiftly extended. issues in Morganville glance grim, particularly considering the fact that vampire Amelie—the city founder—has been contaminated by means of the grasp draug’s chew. Now, if Claire and her acquaintances don’t work out find out how to therapy Amelie and defeat the draug, it seems like Morganville turns into little greater than a ghost city…

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