A Higher Call

The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry during the Second World War

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Adam Makos

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782392556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 5767

Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber's tail - the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger. This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day - the American - 2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown and the German - 2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler. A Higher Call follows both Charlie and Franz's harrowing missions and gives a dramatic account of the moment when they would stare across the frozen skies at one another. What happened between them, the American 8th Air Force would later classify as 'top secret'. It was an act that Franz could never mention or else face a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would seek out one another and reunite.

The Pictorial History of England

Being a History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: George Lillie Craik,Charles MacFarlane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 6605

Biggest Brother

The Life Of Major Dick Winters, The Man Who Led The Band of Brothers

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Larry Alexander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440678257

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2125

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In every band of brothers, there is always one who looks out for the others. They were Easy Company, 101st Army Airborne—the World War II fighting unit legendary for their bravery against nearly insurmountable odds and their loyalty to one another in the face of death. Every soldier in this band of brothers looked to one man for leadership, devotion to duty, and the embodiment of courage: Major Dick Winters. This is the riveting story of an ordinary man who became an extraordinary hero. After he enlisted in the army’s arduous new Airborne division, Winters’s natural combat leadership helped him rise through the ranks, but he was never far from his men. Decades later, Stephen E. Ambrose’s Band of Brothers made him famous around the world. Full of never-before-published photographs, interviews, and Winters’s candid insights, Biggest Brother is the fascinating, inspirational story of a man who became a soldier, a leader, and a living testament to the valor of the human spirit—and of America.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4736

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)