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.< Less
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
Bernard de Beauvais is a Knights Templar, accused of many things, including cowardice.
We follow Bernard during his trial; through the ages; the Battle of Tripoli, the Battle of Acre, and the Battle... More > of Bannockburn.
He’s tortured and ransomed, fights like the devil and protects the innocent as though they are his own children; but one day his world comes crashing down around him, all because of King Philip, King of France.
But France is his home and it comes to pass that the French Exchequer needs the help of Bernard, and together something heinous is plotted; but history will never know of Bernard’s ultimate service to the people of his beloved country.< Less
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 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
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
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
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
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
This is the story of a man on walkabout, in Australia, around 60,000 years ago.
The myths, legends and wonders of Aboriginal society are many and vast, passed on by word of mouth for... More > tens of thousands of years. If we assume that the ‘religion’ of these people dates back so far then we have to assume that creatures such as the diprotodon, megalania, and thylacoleo walked the earth as they did.
I have taken the liberty, whether justly or otherwise, to put these sacred stories into story form, so that there appears to be a more rudiment meaning to the entire development of Aboriginal Dreamtime, which is an eternal way of life and carries with it some sacred meanings.
The main character in the book, Nalon, is a fabrication, created in order to achieve my goal.
Last but not least, a warning:
This book might contain names of people who have since departed this world.< Less