Death in the Doldrums

U-Cruiser Actions off West Africa


Author: Bernard Edwards

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1781596190

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9187

With their very long range, the giant Type IX U-Cruisers gave Admiral Dönitz's U-boat fleet global reach. Initially these boats operated with considerable success off the East coast of America and in the Caribbean but their main impact was in the Gulf of Guinea 1942-43 which, due to the closure of the Suez Canal, was a vital Allied supply route. Two submarines in particular (U-68 and U-505) had a profound effect causing major panic by their hugely successful operations.

The North Channel and St. Mary's River

A Guide to the History


Author: Andrea Gutsche,Barbara Chisholm,Russell Floren

Publisher: Lynx Images Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 296

View: 7668

Death in Venice


Author: Thomas Mann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110648

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 7037

Celebrated novella of a middle-aged German writer's tormented passion for a Polish youth met on holiday in Venice, and its tragic consequences. New translation with extensive commentary.

Death in the Barren Ground


Author: Edgar Vernon Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780887503467

Category: Last letters before death

Page: 192

View: 7883

A new edition of the diary of Edgar Christian with introduction and editing by George Whalley. Author's personal account of journey with John Hornby and Harold Adlard to winter in the Thelon Game Sanctuary and to explore a new route from Great Slave Lake to Chesterfield Inlet.

Life and Death in the Bronze Age

An Archaeologist's Field-work


Author: Cyril Fox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317604784

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 1991

This is a great work by one of the pioneers of modern archaeology. The period covered is from 1700 to 700 B.C. and is mainly concerned with the author’s field work in western Britain. It deals with burial ritual – dances, processions, "houses of the dead", the objects deposited, the building of the barrow; and it shows by line drawings and photographs how scientific excavation nowadays is planned and executed. The book gathers together an immense amount of research completed over a long span of years on burials and the ceremonial which attended them. Originally published in 1959.

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Jersey


Author: Glynis Cooper

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1845630688

Category: Murder

Page: 160

View: 3534

In a companion volume to her best-selling 'Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Guernsey', Glynis Cooper turns her attention to the dark side of the past in Jersey. And there is no shortage of shocking stories to tell - crimes of passion and despair, cases of murder, deceit and pure malice, opportunistic killings and coldly premeditated acts of wickedness.

Death in the Irish Sea

The Sinking of the RMS Leinster


Author: Roy Stokes

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 153

View: 1602

Just one month before the end of the First World War, the mail boat RMS Leinster was sunk by three torpedoes fired by the German submarine UB-123 on 10 October 1918. Death in the Irish Sea reveals for the first time the full circumstances of Ireland's greatest maritime disaster. The sinking occurred in sight of Dublin and claimed the lives of 500 of the 771 occupants. The issues of Home Rule and Conscription were extremely sensitive and demands for a public enquiry into the sinking of the RMS Leinster were refused. Very limited investigation followed and the findings were censored.

Foul deeds & suspicious deaths in Guernsey


Author: Glynis Cooper

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1845630084

Category: Murder

Page: 168

View: 3135

Contains chapters that investigate the darker side of humanity in cases of murder, deceit and pure malice. From crimes of passion to opportunistic killings and coldly premeditated acts of murder, this work recounts the spectrum of criminality, bringing to life the sinister history of Guernsey from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.