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We Landed by Moonlight

Author : Hugh Verity
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For most of the 2nd World War the RAF flew small aircraft into Occupied France at night, landing and taking off in total secrecy. Their mission was to transport agents to and from France to support the activities of the French Resistance and SOE. The chronicle of these operations tells an extraordinary adventure story, full of danger for both agent and aviator. Hugh Verity flew many of the missions recounted in We Landed by Moonlight and was probably the most outstanding pick-up pilot of them all.

She Landed By Moonlight

Author : Carole Seymour-Jones
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On the night of the 22 September 1943 Pearl Witherington, a twenty-nine-year-old British secretary and agent of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), was parachuted from a Halifax bomber into Occupied France. Like Sebastian Faulks' heroine, Charlotte Gray, Pearl had a dual mission: to fight for her beloved, broken France and to find her lost love. Pearl's lover was a Parisian parfumier turned soldier, Henri Cornioley, who had been taken prisoner while serving in the French Logistics Corps and subsequently escaped from his German POW camp. Agent Pearl Witherington's wartime record is unique and heroic. As the only woman agent in the history of SOEs in France to have run a network, she became a fearless and legendary guerrilla leader organising, arming and training 3,800 Resistance fighters. Probably the greatest female organiser of armed maquisards in France, the woman whom her young troops called 'Ma Mère', Pearl lit the fires of Resistance in Central France so that Churchill's famous order to 'set Europe ablaze', which had brought SOE into being, finally came to pass. Pearl's story takes us from her harsh, impoverished childhood in Paris, to the lonely forests and farmhouses of the Loir-et-Cher where she would become a true 'warrior queen'. Shortly before Pearl's death in 2008, the Queen presented her with a CBE in Paris. While male agents and Special Force Jedburghs received the DSO or Military Cross, an ungrateful country had forgotten Pearl. She had been offered a civilian decoration in 1945 which she refused, saying 'There was nothing civil about what I did.' But what pleased her most was to receive her Parachute Wings, for which she had waited over 60 years. Two RAF officers travelled to her old people's home and she was finally able to pin the coveted wings on her lapel. Pearl died in February 2008 aged 93.

Moonlight Flyer

Author : John Gellner
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** This electronic edition includes 2 black-and-white maps and 66 black-and-white photographs ** One of the many wartime airmen who documented his day to day experiences in a diary, was RCAF navigator Jan Gellner. Prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, Jan was a lawyer practicing in the Czechoslovak town of Brno. With the outbreak of hostilities on the European continent, he went to Canada and trained as an air observer on the first course of the fledgling British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Jan Gellner began his operational tour with No. 311 Czechoslovak (B) Squadron flying the venerable Vickers Wellington. It did not take long for Jan's abilities to shine, especially as an instructor in astro navigation. For his farrowing role in the attack on the German cruise Prinz Eugen, Jan received the coveted Distinguished Flying Cross. After an incredible 37 operations over occupied France and Germany, he became Operational Tour Expired. Jan was selected for pilot training and went to Canada. During his postwar service with the RCAF, he had a distinguished career as an administrative officer, retiring in 1958. Now a civilian, Jan turned to writing and became one of Canada's most knowledgeable and sought after aviation and military affairs journalist." ** This electronic edition includes 2 black-and-white maps and 66 black-and-white photographs **

Moonlight Montecristo

Author : John A. MacDonald
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Funny thing about lies and secrets. Lies always come back to haunt you. Sometimes secrets can kill. No matter how long ago they were told or how recent, they never go away, and they must always be confronted. Sometimes lies can take you on a journey. Entrenched in everyone's lies but his own, a high school history teacher named Jack Bennett finds himself helping everyone deal with their demons, past and present. Lies and secrets take Jack on a journey from his home in Lowell, Massachusetts, through the streets of Baracoa, Cuba. With secrets of his own, Jack's past and present life intertwine as he discovers Fidel Castro's brutal past and the conspiracy to kill John F. Kennedy. Worlds collide as Jack becomes reconnected with old friends in an effort to help his new friend confront her demons. Murder, revenge, and redemption are the ingredients that make up the story called Moonlight Montecristo. The pages come to life and also introduce an uncomfortable tale of those who would kill a president.

The Peenemunde Raid

Author : Martin Middlebrook
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On the night of 17-18 August 1943, RAF Bomber Command attacked a remote research establishment on the German Baltic coast. The site was Peenemnde, where Hitler's scientists were developing both the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket whose destructive powers could have swung the course of the War. The raid was meticulously planned and hopes were high. But the night sky was so cloudless that the British bombers presented an easy target for German night fighters, and over 40 were lost. Martin Middlebrook draws on the memories of over 400 people involved in the dramatic events on that night: RAF and Luftwaffe aircrew, German personnel at the research site and foreign labourers who had been forced to work there. The result is a truly compelling account of this hazardous attempt to disrupt Hitler's V-weapons programme.

Unearthing Churchill s Secret Army

Author : John Grehan
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The Special Operations Executive was one of the most secretive organizations of the Second World War, its activities cloaked in mystery and intrigue. The fate, therefore, of many of its agents was not revealed to the general public other than the bare details carved with pride upon the headstones and memorials of those courageous individuals.Then in 2003, the first batch of SOE personal files was released by the National Archive. Over the course of the following years more and more files were made available. Now, at last, it is possible to tell the stories of all those agents that died in action.These are stories of bravery and betrayal, incompetence and misfortune, of brutal torture and ultimately death. Some died when their parachutes failed to open, others swallowed their cyanide capsules rather than fall into the hands of the Gestapo, many died in combat with the enemy, most though were executed, by hanging, by shooting and even by lethal injection.The bodies of many of the lost agents were never found, destroyed in the crematoria of such places as Buckenwald, Mauthausen and Natzweiler, others were buried where they fell. All of them should be remembered as having undertaken missions behind enemy lines in the knowledge that they might never return.

Henri D ricourt Double or Triple Agent

Author : Bunny Rymills
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Author : Lisa Kessler
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Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf's biggest challenge is keeping his kin's true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out. Lana Turpin doesn't realize she's a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she's being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back—even though she's never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy. It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls...mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her...and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love. Each book in the Moon series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Reading Order: Book #1 Moonlight Book #2 Hunter's Moon Book #3 Blood Moon Book #4 Harvest Moon Book #5 Ice Moon Book #6 Blue Moon Book #7 Wolf Moon Book #8 New Moon

The Adventures of Sir Frizzle Pumpkin Nights at Mess and Other Tales

Author : James White
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My last cruise or Where we went and what we saw an account of visits to the Malay and Loo Choo islands c

Author : Alexander Wylly Habersham
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My Last Cruise Or where We Went and what We Saw Being an Account of Visits to the Malay and Loo Choo Islands the Coasts of China Formosa Japan Kamtschatka Siberia and the Mouth of the Amoor River

Author : Alexander Wylly Habersham
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Thoughts on the Land of the Morning

Author : Henry Burgess Whitaker Churton
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Discoveries in Egypt Ethiopia and the Peninsula of Sinai

Author : Richard Lepsius
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An 1852 English translation of reports written by Carl Richard Lepsius during his expedition to Egypt in 1842-1845.


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My Last Cruise

Author : Alexander Wylly Habersham
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Death by Moonlight

Author : Robert David Quixano Henriques
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The Moonlight War

Author : Terence O'Brien
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Moonlight and Diamonds

Author : Michele Hauf
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The Werewolf and the Socialite. Two Different Worlds. One Shared Destiny. Like the jewels she stole, Paris socialite Blyss Sauveterre is someone to be handled carefully. Stryke Saint-Pierre discovered that when the beautiful thief used their attraction to pilfer an infamous diamond. But when they make love, Stryke senses that—just like the gems she covets—Blyss has more facets to her than meet the eye… Blyss cannot let the brutish werewolf know that these heists pay for an elixir to keep her wolf at bay. Until her latest theft puts a pack of deadly demons hot on her trail. Now the redneck werewolf is this socialite's only salvation. But when the danger is past, dare Blyss succumb to the desire to let her inner wolf run wild with a man who represents all she could ever want?

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