Fields of Fire

The Canadians in Normandy: Second Edition

Author: Terry Copp

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442626550

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 3475

With Fields of Fire, Terry Copp challenges the conventional view that the Canadian contribution to the Battle of Normandy was a “failure” – that the allies won only through the use of brute force, and that the Canadian soldiers and commanding officers were essentially incompetent. His detailed and impeccably researched analysis of what actually happened on the battlefield portrays a flexible, innovative army that made a major, and successful, contribution to the defeat of the German forces in just seventy-six days. Challenging both existing interpretations of the campaign and current approaches to military history, Copp examines the Battle of Normandy, tracking the soldiers over the battlefield terrain and providing an account of each operation carried out by the Canadian army. In so doing, he illustrates the valour, skill, and commitment of the Allied citizen-soldier in the face of a well-entrenched and well-equipped enemy army. This new edition of Copp's best-selling, award-winning history includes a new introduction that examines the strategic background of the Battle of Normandy.

Fields of Fire

A Novel

Author: James Webb

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307484772

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8241

“In my opinion, the finest of the Vietnam novels.”—Tom Wolfe Now featuring a new introduction by the author They each had their reasons for being a soldier. They each had their illusions. Goodrich came from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo—Death Before Dishonor—before he got the uniform. And Hodges was haunted by the ghosts of family heroes. They were three young men from different worlds plunged into a white-hot, murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin, 1969. They had no way of knowing what awaited them. Nothing could have prepared them for the madness to come. And in the heat and horror of battle they took on new identities, took on each other, and were each reborn in fields of fire. . . . Fields of Fire is James Webb’s classic, searing novel of the Vietnam War, a novel of poetic power, razor-sharp observation, and agonizing human truths seen through the prism of nonstop combat. Weaving together a cast of vivid characters, Fields of Fire captures the journey of unformed men through a man-made hell—until each man finds his fate. Praise for Fields of Fire “In swift, flexible prose that does everything he asks of it—including a whiff of hilarious farce just to show he can do it—Webb gives us an extraordinary range of acutely observed people, not one a stereotype, and as many different ways of looking at that miserable war . . . Fields of Fire is a stunner.”—Newsweek “James Webb has rehabilitated the idea of the American hero—not John Wayne, to be sure, but every man, caught up in circumstances beyond his control, surviving the blood, dreck, and absurdity with dignity and even a certain elan. Fields of Fire is an antiwar book, yes, but not naively, dumbly anti-soldier or anti-American . . . Webb pulls off the scabs and looks directly, unflinchingly on the open wounds of the Sixties.”—Philadelphia Inquirer “Webb’s book has the unmistakable sound of truth acquired the hard way. His men hate the war; it is a lethal fact cut adrift from personal sense. Yet they understand that its profound insanity, its blood and oblivion, have in some way made them fall in love with battle and with each other.”—Time “Few writers since Stephen Crane have portrayed men at war with such a ring of steely truth.”—The Houston Post “A novel of such fullness and impact, one is tempted to compare it to Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead.”—The Oregonian

Over Fields of Fire

Flying the Sturmovik in Action on the Eastern Front 1942-45

Author: Timofeeva-Egoro

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1906033277

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7132

During the 1930s the Soviet Union launched a major effort to create a modern Air Force. That process required training tens of thousands of pilots. Among those pilots were larger numbers of young women, training shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. A common training program of the day involved studying in 'flying clubs' during leisure hours, first using gliders and then training planes. Following this, the best graduates could enter military schools to become professional combat pilots or flight navigators. The author of this book passed through all of those stages and had become an experienced training pilot when the USSR entered the war. Volunteering for frontline duty, the author flew 130 combat missions piloting the U2 biplane in a liaison squadron. In the initial period of the war, the German Luftwaffe dominated the sky. Daily combat sorties demanded bravery and skill from the pilots of the liaison squadron operating obsolete, unarmed planes. Over the course of a year the author was shot down by German fighters three times but kept flying nevertheless. In late 1942 Anna Egorova became the first female pilot to fly the famous Sturmovik (ground attack) plane that played a major role in the ground battles of the Eastern Front. Earning the respect of her fellow male pilots, the author became not just a mature combat pilot, but a commanding officer. Over the course of two years the author advanced from ordinary pilot to the executive officer of the Squadron, and then was appointed Regimental navigator, in the process flying approximately 270 combat missions over the southern sector of the Eastern Front initially (Taman, the Crimea) before switching to the 1st Belorussian Front, and seeing action over White Russia and Poland. Flying on a mission over Poland in 1944 the author was shot down over a target by German flak. Severely burned, she was taken prisoner. After surviving in a German POW camp for 5 months, she was liberated by Soviet troops. After experiencing numerous humiliations as an 'ex-POW' in 1965 the author finally received a top military award, a long-delayed 'Golden Star' with the honorary title of 'Hero of the Soviet Union'. This is a quite unique story of courage, determination and bravery in the face of tremendous personal adversity. The many obstacles Anna had to cross before she could fly first the Po-2, then the Sturmovik, are recounted in detail, including her tough work helping to build the Moscow Metro before the outbreak of war. Above all, Over Fields of Fire is a very human story - sometimes sad, sometimes angry, filled with hope, at other times with near-despair, abundant in comradeship and professionalism - and never less than a large dose of determination! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Anna Alexandrovna Timofeeva-Egorova was born on 23 September 1916. After attending school she had hoped to learn to fly but this wish was delayed due to one of her brother's becoming a victim of the Communist security system, which deemed him an 'enemy of the people'. After a number of setbacks Anna learned to fly, and during the first part of the Great Patriotic War flew Po-2 biplanes for the 130th Aviation Signals Squadron, being shot down three times. She then switched to flying the fearsome Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft with the 805th Ground Attack Regiment (805 ShAP), 197th Ground Attack Division. Anna flew approximately 270 combat missions before being shot down in the summer of 1944, being severely injured and taken prisoner by the Germans. Thanks to her determination, and the skill, dedication, care and kindness of numerous individuals, she made a remarkable recovery and was liberated when the Soviets overran her POW camp near Küstrin in 1945. However, her troubles were not over, as the Soviet authorities initially believed her to be a traitor and collaborator and subjected her to 11 days of continuous interrogations. She was released, although her injuries were such that was medically discharged from the Air Force in 1945. She continued to fight to clear her name after the war - she was eventually reinstated into the Communist Party and in 1965 finally received the award of 'Hero of the Soviet Union'. She died in October 2009. REVIEWS "...a very insightful slice of Russian thinking....this woman's treatment still manages to shine through brightly with her courage and honesty." Windscreen Winter 2011

Fields of Fire

The Inside Story of Hurling's Great Renaissance

Author: Damian Lawlor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473509262

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 5402

These are exceptional times for the game of hurling. The skill, speed and summer long edge of the seat drama of recent All Ireland championships has led many to conclude that something very special is happening in the ancient game. The Kilkenny team of the last decade has undoubtedly been the greatest in the history of hurling. Their extraordinary record speaks for itself. But has a chink finally begun to appear in Kilkenny’s armour? Or is it that the challengers have begun to catch up, at last recognising the immense effort required to compete at the highest level? Fields Of Fire tells the story of Kilkenny’s phenomenal success and explores how the Cats became an almost indomitable force. But it also looks at the profound challenge which their supremacy presented to other counties, revealing how the struggle for competitiveness has positively transformed the game. Old rivals have adapted and learned. But new powers too have emerged – from Clare and from Limerick, from Dublin and from Waterford - young bloods who do not fear the Kings of the Game. Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of current and former legends, among them Eddie Brennan, Cha Fitzpatrick, Brendan Cummins, John Mullane, Davy Fitzgerald, Damien Hayes, Liam Dunne, DJ Carey and Ger Cunningham, award-winning journalist Damian Lawlor offers a unique and compelling insight into hurling’s spectacular renaissance.

Fields of Fire

An Atlas of Ethnic Conflict

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 095546577X

Category: Ethnic conflict

Page: N.A

View: 7130

"Fields of fire - an atlas of ethnic conflict provides a concise, authoritative commentary on each of the nearly one hundred ethnic conflicts around the world, with a summary of key dates, events and demographic data, together with specially drawn maps providing a geographical context."--Amamzon.co.uk.

Into Fields of Fire

The Story of the 438Th Troop Carrier Group During World War Ii

Author: Austin J. Buchanan,W. L. George Collins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465322779

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 9757

This story is taken from notes Austin Buck Buchanan wrote in notebooks he carried in his pocket all during World War II. Buck is no longer with us. W. L. George Collins edited and compiled Bucks notes into a manuscript that became this book. Here you will ride with Buck as he flies his plane through a field of fire so intense that one shell blows a hole in the plane big enough for a man to go through and uncountable bullet holes perforated the plane. All aircraft controls are shot out except elevator and ailerons. You will ride with him as he manages to complete his mission and bring his barely flying plane back to England. And you will ride with him through hundreds more such harrowing trips, in his C-47 with no armor plate and no guns, into other fields of fire and often impossible weather. W. L. George Collins was a pilot in the same Troop Carrier Group as Buck. His writings have been published in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He was awarded the George Washington Honor Medal by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, among other writing awards.

Fields of Fire

Author: Carol Ogg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1413486452

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 8663

To read this book is to flip through scenes that rivet us with the intimate intensity of snapshots, both comic and tragic. From the hills of Wyoming to the back streets of Saigon, we see the narrator encounter experiences that test her mettle. Enlisting in the Army early, she learns codes of loyalty, secrecy, and courage. We see her confront suffering and warfare in Vietnam, even as she discovers her feelings for another woman soldier. Carol Ogg has written a story too seldom known: what it is to be a woman in war, a fellow soldier, tough, tender, and loving. She tells this story with the grace and humor of a western girl, who gives no quarter in the service of her country.

Dreams of Glory

Fields of Fire

Author: R. M. Barela

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781441521958

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 710

View: 1030

Dreams of Glory, Fields of Fire The war in Vietnam changed the history of the United States in ways that affect us still today. Its influence remains greater for those who served there. Out of that conflict have come many films, books, and histories. From a journal that sat on a Marine's bookshelf for years, comes a book that offers a powerful, intimate and rare look at the transformation from a world of innocence, into the reality of struggles, hardship, tears, and the sorrows of war. R.M. "Cook" Barela's Dreams of Glory: Fields of Fire offers a riveting account of one Marine's tour of duty that provides a clearer understanding of what our fighting men endured during the Vietnam War. The detailed historical research combines with personal experience to provide a narrative written in gripping prose. Anecdotes of all sorts break up the combat narratives. Some provide humor, others inspiration, and some provoke tears. Barela writes of combat in graphic detail that sometimes borders on the mystic. At times the writing approaches the spiritual level in a discussion of good and evil. This is not a typical war story, but a story of war, of fear, honor, courage, commitment, and American values at War. Barela's writing pulls you in and places you uncomfortably close to the action. The book may be easy to read, but it is not an easy read. The reader will find themselves moved by the experience of reading it, and in the end feel good about our country and eternally grateful for those who serve in our military.

Fields of Fire

A Life of Sir William Hamilton

Author: David Constantine

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781842125816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 3120

The life of Sir William Hamilton is rich in contradictions: hedonist, scholar and an aesthete with a Rabelaisian streak, he represented the epitome of honourable public service until, as the eighteenth century drew to its climax, his personal life and career were flung into freefall when he became involved in the most scandalous menage a trois of the century. After several years as a soldier, courtier and MP, he turned to the diplomatic world and, in 1764, was sent to Naples as Envoy Extraordinary to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. There Hamilton could indulge the two passions: volcanoes and vases. His observations of Vesuvius earned him a Fellowship of the Royal Society. His collection of vases was eventually acquired by the British Museum. Yet, for most people, William Hamilton is not remembered as a diplomat, art-collector and scholar but as the cuckolded husband of Emma Hamilton, mistress of the heroic Lord Nelson. Using the substantial correspondence between them and, for the first time, Hamilton's unpublished notebooks, David Constantine throws new light on the relationship between Sir William and the relentlessly self-improving Emma.

Fields of Fire

Author: Marko Kloos

Publisher: 47north

ISBN: 9781503940710

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 661

The time has come to take the fight to the Lankies. Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now. Once again, seasoned veterans Andrew and Halley find themselves in charge of green troops and at the sharp tip of the spear as the combined military might of Earth goes up against the Lankies. But if there's one constant in war, it's that no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy...and the Lankies want to hold on to Mars as badly as humanity wants to reclaim it.

From Fields of Fire and Glory

Letters of the Civil War

Author: Rod Gragg

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 6263

Facsimile reproductions of twenty Civil War letters that can be removed to open and read are accompanied by brief essays that place each letter in its historical context, biographical profiles (when available) of each letter writer, period photographs, and more, in an interactive history of the American Civil War.

Fields of Fire

Author: Carol Caldwell

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780786000883

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6121

With her brother embroiled in an illegal smuggling scheme, Jalene Somerville finds herself deep in trouble and the victim of a kidnapping, until the arrival of Taylor Traynor, a dashing master of disguise and man of action, changes her life. Original.

Seal Team Seven #19: Field of Fire

Author: Keith Douglass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101576073

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4083

Lieutenant Commander Blake Murdock and five members of Seal Team Seven are assigned to back up the CIA on a covert operation in Syria. Their mission: destroy the laboratory housing an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bomb capable of rendering all electronic components within a hundred-mile radius inoperative. But just when the SEALs think they’ve been successful, an EMP is detonated just off the coast of Haifa, Israel, disabling the entire city. As Israel’s military defends its land from Syrian invasion, Seal Team Seven must enter the fray—and rescue ten American college students trapped in the chaos.

Fields of Fire

Author: Linda Hudson-Smith

Publisher: Kimani

ISBN: 9780373830275

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 6611

When R.N. Darcella Coleman registers for fire-jumping training, her fianc, firefighter Stephen Trudeaux, resents her career choice and her competitive nature, forcing them both to reevaluate their relationship with the help of faith and spiritual reflection. Original.

Fields of Fire

The Greatest Football Matches Ever

Author: John Ludden

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781840184617

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

View: 394

Fields of Fire kicks off in a warton Ukraine in 1942, telling the tale of a Dynamo Kiev side forced into a series of matches against their Nazi occupiers for propaganda purposed. They are ordered to lose but repeatedly hammer the Germans and finally forced to pay a tragic forfeit - their lives. This terrible but factual tale is the first of many landmark games in John Ludden's comprehensive and fascinating collections of milestone matches in football history. Fields of Fire takes the reader, chapterby chapter, decade by decade, on a journey through some of the game's most dramatical and controversial encounters. The tales are laced with wonderful characters - some good, some bad, some downright scandalous: the cherry-red shirts of Hungary romping through the '50s; a tubby little genius called Puskas; Di Stefano and his wizards and magicians form Madrid; Busby and his tragic, but brilliant babes; the diddy-men of North Korea in '66: the; villainous Argentinean Rattin at Wembley. Moving in '74; Argentinean skulduggery in '78 and, who could forget, Scotland's self destruction, despite wee Archie'smemoable goal. In the '80 we revisit the France-Germany World Cup Semi-final and the infamous arrival of Diego Armando Maradona.

Fields of Fire

A Shadowrun Sourcebook

Author: Tom Dowd,FASA Corporation

Publisher: Fasa

ISBN: 9781555602239

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 9728

Fields of Fire

Author: Clemens P. Suter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517658670

Category:

Page: 418

View: 7795

The world, empty and lost. A pandemic has killed humanity, and a few survivors need to cope with the hardships of the postapocalypse. On the run from gangs in the Old World, Alan and his family arrive in the United States, hoping to build a new life. But evil forces are at work, and soon his family disappears without a trace. They seem to have been kidnapped, but by whom? Alan has to use all his cunning to survive in a hostile country. Dreadful secrets begin to unravel as he crosses the violent continent in search of his family.

Fields of Fire

An Illustrated History of Canadian Petroleum

Author: David Finch,Gordon Jaremko

Publisher: Calgary : Detselig Enterprises

ISBN: 9781550590876

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 8284

PRINCIPLES OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING

UNDERSTANDING FIRE AND FIRE PROTECTION

Author: AKHIL KUMAR DAS

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120350383

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 7022

Fire Safety is the science of fire and the means of protection against it. Being multidisciplinary in nature, the subject is closely related to chemical engineering, building services, electrical, electronics, structural and civil engineering and industrial engineering. There is a dearth of books on this subject, and therefore, the author aims to provide readers with a lucidly written, comprehensive text explaining the fundamentals of the fire process and means of protection. Comprising eleven chapters, this well-illustrated book with data tables begins with the introduction of the subject and then proceeds to explain fire process, its chemistry, heat and temperature in fire, hydraulics, active and passive fire protection systems, risk management and insurance, and finally investigations and reconstructions of fire incidents. The book appends useful information on fire safety including cases to explain the causes of fire, Indian Standards on fire safety, explosion and properties of some flammable materials. Fire safety engineering students and professionals will find this book of immense use to them.