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Bale Out! Escaping Occupied France with the resistance By Alfie Martin
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Alfie Martin was born at Finaghy, Belfast in 1920. In 1938, like many young men at that time, he was hit by a feeling of patriotism. Forbidden by his mother from joining the Royal Air Force... More > Volunteer Reserve – it was too dangerous! – in January 1939 he instead joined the Antrim Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. This was a Territorial Army company training one evening a week in central Belfast. Called up in August 1939 he served with the Engineers at Kilroot, Helen’s Bay and Magilligan before joining the Royal Air Force in May 1941. It was while serving with No 102 Squadron RAF, at Pocklington, Yorkshire, as an Observer on Halifax bomber HR663, that his aircraft was shot down over the French-Belgian border and this remarkable tale of escape from German-occupied France began.< Less
Bale Out! Escaping Occupied France with the resistance By Alfie Martin
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Alfie Martin was born at Finaghy, Belfast in 1920. In 1938, like many young men at that time, he was hit by a feeling of patriotism. Forbidden by his mother from joining the Royal Air Force... More > Volunteer Reserve – it was too dangerous! – in January 1939 he instead joined the Antrim Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. This was a Territorial Army company training one evening a week in central Belfast. Called up in August 1939 he served with the Engineers at Kilroot, Helen’s Bay and Magilligan before joining the Royal Air Force in May 1941. It was while serving with No 102 Squadron RAF, at Pocklington, Yorkshire, as an Observer on Halifax bomber HR663, that his aircraft was shot down over the French-Belgian border and this remarkable tale of escape from German-occupied France began.< Less
Of Stirlings and Stalags: an air-gunner’s tale By W.E. ‘Bill’ Goodman
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When William ‘Bill’ Goodman died in 2002 little did his daughters know the extent of the memoirs he had been writing in the few years before his death. Bill’s life, from joining... More > the RAF in 1941 at the age of 18 to his demob in 1948, was fraught with adventure. He describes his service with 7 Squadron at Oakington; he then highlights the terrifying events of the night their Stirling was shot down over Holland, his subsequent incarceration at Stalag Luft 3, periods in other camps and, finally, the long debilitating march back home. All this with fascinating commentary, vivid description and the intimacy of his experience. The reader will meet his fellow airmen and POWs, the man who shot down their Stirling on that eventful night, the heroes of the Dutch resistance and, surprisingly, a kindly and caring guard in Stalag Luft 3! A fascinating first-hand account of a young man’s wartime experience.< Less
That's Gravity! By Sharon Disher, Illustrated by Matthew Maybin
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Sally the Scientist and her friend, Karina, learn about the gravity by walking around their town. Together they observe that what goes up must come down, unless air resistance gets in the way.
Flying on a Wing and a Prayer By Ralph Patton
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In 1942 Ralph left behind days behind an adding machine, week nights in accounting courses and weekends courting sweetheart Bette Lou and joined the Army Air Corps. He survived cadet shenanigans and... More > rookie pilot mistakes to join the "Mighty 8th Air Force" flying over Nazi-occupied Europe. But nothing in his training prepared him for bailing out of his B-17 over occupied France. There, he found himself forced to rely on the courage and kindness of ordinary French men and women, who risked everything to help him. This is his story and theirs.< Less
Matrix Magic By Olatunde Adeyemo
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The use of choice examples to show the practical application of matrix algebra and related mathematical tools in specific problems, it serves also as an introduction to linear programming, fluid... More > mechanics, vector analysis and rf cicuit design.The full workings and code are made available for the use and adaptation of the reader. Here we walk through examples of using linear algebra and matrices to solve problems like cost estimation, we show how similar techniques are used in electrical theory and circuit design. We show how ballistics can predict the range of a football and the time of travel of a bullet. We see how we can generate 3d transforms of rotation and reflection of objects about general axes and mirrors. We look at the problem of signal rejection in transmission lines and give worked solutions.< Less
C'est La Guerre (That's War) By Ron Hamby
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Combat fatigued Captain Jeffrey Hampton kills two Me-109’s before being hit and bailing out of his burning P-47. An escape line, mostly of beautiful women, moves him toward Spain at night. He... More > and the last girl fall in love, and, as D-Day occurs, he joins resistance fighters until the invasion of Southern France frees him. After a mandatory leave to the States, He returns to France for a second tour in order to find his beloved.< Less
Love and Glory - memorial edition By F. R. Chaffin
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A grand romance and historic adventure set to the backdrop of World War II. Meet the ace, PJ Wheeler, a wealthy, womanizing grandson of a powerful U.S. Senator, who chooses the perils of fighter... More > pilot combat over the safety his grandfather’s influence could have assured him; the navigator, Joe Beauman, a rugged, romantic farm boy turned hardened B-17 navigator; the war correspondent, Janice Courtenay, sought-after beauty and accomplished journalist; the spy, Melissa Sullivan, exotic singer and courtesan informant; and the passionate Marie Saint-Claire, who risks everything in her support of the French Resistance. Experience the tawdriness of a Cairo brothel; the terror of the crew in the fuselage of a flak-riddled B-17 bomber; and the thrill of P38 vs Messerscmidtt dogfights. Love and Glory is fiction, infused with very real tales that only a World War II combat veteran — remembering all the exquisite detail of wartime America and the North African Campaign — could tell.< Less
Down in Greece By Bill Drake
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The author was a bombardier-navigator in the 68th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, a National Guard Unit out of New Orleans, Louisiana, which had been called to active duty some years before. He was a... More > “transfer” from the 310th Bombardment Group to fill a “need.” The 68th TRG was a small part of the overall effort of the Office of Strategic Services to effectively promote behind-the-lines resistance to the German war machine by local populations and guerrillas of any persuasion. He went down in Greece April 6, 1944, on his forty-first combat mission and spent the next six months as an “evadee” in Thrace and eastern Macedonia, Greece. 94 pages, 13 photos.< Less
Final Judgment By Gerardo Huertas
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2nd. EPISODE The year was 2020. Climate Change & overpopulation were making life on Earth very difficult. Then, the planet started crumbling amidst a flurry of disasters. Life as we knew it,... More > seemed to be coming to an end. Despair was in the air, religious leaders announced Apocalypses was on. When things looked the bleakest, small groups of angels descended upon temples around the world to deliver Final Judgment, separating the just from the sinners, to take the good ones to their rightful destiny: Heaven, or so we thought. The faithful came in masses, and they handled us and cut us like we do farm animals. One particular angel made contact to help build a resistance movement to unveil what Judgment really was: an alien scam of Galactic proportions. Soon, a handful of combatants tried the impossible: Sneak all the way to the processing plants in deep space and save what was left of Humankind by stopping “Judgment” near Ganymede. The truth may be too much to handle for many of us…< Less