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Afghan - Camel Strings and the Australian Outback By Nigel Clayton
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Set in Marree, Australia, 1884; this is the story of three Afghan cameleers as they set about delivering supplies along the Birdsville Track. An in-depth look at the life of cameleers and the issues... More > surrounding camel strings is brought into view, shedding a great amount of light on the subject of camels in the outback, opening the eyes of the reader as to the great work that camel strings performed during this time of expansion. Camels were able to out-work bullock teams and horses due to their abilities to adjust to a harsh land and the cameleers were no exception.< Less
The Zuytdorp Survivors By Nigel Clayton
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The Zuytdorp departs the Cape of Good Hope, Table Bay, with the ship Kockenge. She pulls ahead of the Kockenge due to her being a much larger and faster vessel. Due to the departure being in April,... More > opposed to the favourable March, the skipper decides to sail until sighting land before turning north for Batavia, to take full benefit of the winds from the west and the voyage then to the north. But catastrophe is all they meet, no success in voyage to be celebrated. The Zuytdorp is shipwrecked. This is their story, the story of the survivors of the Zuytdorp, a part of history that is known by but few men. There is evidence to show that Aboriginals of the Shark Bay area suffer from Porphyria Variegate, a gene mutation that is traceable to the Dutch. It is uncommon and rare, and there is no reason, other than the coupling of an Aboriginal with a survivor of the Zuytdorp, that currently explains the disease being discovered in Australian Aboriginals of WA.< Less
This Pestilence, Bergen-Belsen By Nigel Clayton
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By April, 1945, there were sixty-thousand prisoners housed in a camp built for no more than ten-thousand, a testament to Hitler’s viciousness. The camp was liberated by the British on 15th... More > April, 1945, and over the next 30 days the death rate dropped from 500 a day to less than 100 a day. More and more people continued to meet with death in the face of their liberation for many reasons, some of which has been needlessly blamed on the British for their heroic efforts. The fight to preserve life was a constant battle but one that was often lost. In total around 14,000 of those imprisoned died in the four weeks after their liberation. On 21st May a ceremony was held where the last of the memories was purged by flame: symbols of the Nazi Regime, and the last of the huts were torched and burnt to the ground in one huge emotional wave of relief. This story is but one of many, which commences in the latter part of 1944, and concludes in May of 1945. It is a novel.< Less
The Kibeho Massacre: As It Happened By Nigel Clayton
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The following is based on actual events, occurring between 17th April and 9th May, 1995. The massacre at Kibeho, Rwanda, where over 100,000 IDPs are near death, and over 10,000 are murdered in front... More > of Australian soldiers working under the UN charter but unable to do anything about it due to their Rules of Engagement. This is truly a must-read book on a true event which should be remembered always, the only other event able to compare with the slaughter being the events at Bergen-Belsen during the 2nd world war. The truth is now out there; it's all so very real. But how can you rely on what is written as being true? Because the auhtor was a member of UNAMIR.< Less
When the Virgin Falls By Nigel Clayton
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This is the First World War through the eyes of Denis Patrick Kelly, soldier of the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers from 22nd April, 1914 until the close of the war on 11th November, 1918. It is written... More > by his Great Grandson why also experienced the effects of war during his tour of Rwanda in 1995: he has also written on his Grandfather’s experiences during the liberation of Bergen-Belsen in 1945. Denis Kelly went to war on the day his wife gave birth to a healthy boy and through sheer luck and good fortune did survive the war having experienced the horrors that were the Retreat From Mons, Ypres, The Somme, Langemarck, La Cateau, Loos, Messines, St Quentin and much, much more. This is a vivid account of what he went through during four years of tragedy.< Less
Tom of Twofold Bay By Nigel Clayton
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This is the story of Tom, Killer Whale of Twofold Bay, Eden, friend to George Davidson (bay whaler) and others like him: it is based upon a true story that will live in the memory of the citizens of... More > Eden for eternity, a museum being built in Tom’s honour upon his death. For thousands of years, before man recorded such events, killer whales hunted all manner of baleen whale in every ocean on this planet, and only once in all that time has it been witnessed, and recorded for the prosperity of understanding and knowledge, that they co-operated with humans in their hunt for whales. It all took place on the east coast of Australia, Twofold Bay, Eden. And it is here that an extraordinary story unfolds of an unwritten contract between man and beast, one of nature’s most powerful and intelligent, one that is misunderstood and labelled unkindly.< Less
The Long Road to Rwanda By Nigel Clayton
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This is a journey through 16 years of service with the Royal Australian Infantry: The SAS, AATPT PNGDF and Rwanda – where the massacre of over 4,000 took place in 1995. And find out about the... More > truth behind the atrocities of Bougainville. You will be shocked, motivated and excited. You are provided with a complete picture; you will become acquainted with life in the Royal Australian Infantry, and for anyone interested in pursuing a military career… read this eBook. This eBook also includes a vast amount of information on Kibeho. For all intents and purposes the mission was of a peacekeeping nature, but the service would be upgraded to warlike. Soldiers face the torments of a humanitarian crisis; should the men and women of UNAMIR shoulder the blame, or is it the UN and the Rules of Engagement that are at fault? Some people go into the service looking for adventure; but for the men and women who served in Rwanda, when it is found, it is not embraced.< Less
The Templar: And the City of God By Nigel Clayton
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This tale of epic proportion takes place during the final days of Constantinople, 1453; 7,000 inhabitants defend against an army of over 100,000. The historical value of this book does well to inform... More > the reader as to the way in which the siege came to be successful, and how the defenders held their position so heroically. The characters of fictional value provide great momentum and interest to the story, doing justice to history, never for an instant depriving it of substance. This gripping adventure will have you on the edge of your seat. This eBook was originally planned as an historical-fiction, to end where it ended, however, since writing it there have been three additions made to Stephen’s adventure. You can follow in these by reading the following: The Templar: and the Temple of Káros - Part Two The Templar: and the Cross of Christ - Part Three Amazon [where the adventure ends] - Part Four< Less
The Templar: And the Temple of Káros By Nigel Clayton
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Stephen was fighting to defend The City of God against the Muslim invaders; now, in the pursuing days, where living is as fierce by night as it is by day, he must fight to preserve that which he does... More > not fully understand. From the novel, The Templar: And the City of God, comes the second novel of the continued journey of Stephen. His first step of many is to provide aid to others, but over the coming days he must make decisions that will affect the future of mankind, not just the souls he has laid pledge to protect. Káros holds the key, the key to everlasting life, the key to the rules of life, and life’s meaning. It is for him to decide what will become of his future and of the Christian religion. At all costs he must preserve that which he has been passed onto him; the secret of the chest; and above all the key must always be protected and never surrendered.< Less
The Caves of Hiroshima By Nigel Clayton
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The world is literally shattered by the technological discover of nano-machines, a threat which reduces the super powers of the world to nothing more than third world countries without the ability to... More > retaliate. Nano-machines take from human life that which they hold so dear; the senses. Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch... eradicated from existence, taken away like candy from a baby. Those that survive do so in the caves built for such a purpose, taking to the Caves of Hiroshima in order to survive the nano-machines which have been delivered to all Western countries of the world, micro-machines attached to specifically manufactured rockets, built to deliver their cargo of death. It’s up to the survivors to find a way to survive, to find a way to exist in a world gone crazy. What happens after the bombing will leave you spellbound for a long time to come.< Less