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'Mike' Andrews: pilot, manager of Liverpool Airport and secret agent By Bernard O'Connor
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Harold James Andrews, known as Mike, was born in 1897. Fascinated by planes, he joined the Royal Naval Air Force during the First World War and later the Royal Flying Corps flying bombers. After... More > working as a test pilot, in the early 1920s he moved to Barcelona to train the Spanish Air Force in anti-submarine warfare. Returning to Britain in 1930 he was Blackburn’s foreign representative, and t e photographs he took of airports and airfields across Europe were passed to the Secret Intelligence Service. He designed and later managed Liverpool airport and designed Kallang in Singapore. During the Second World War he was posted to Lisbon as Air Attaché but this was just a cover. His mission was to help a secret organisation operating in France, Spain and Portugal to get escaped prisoners-of-war, downed pilots, aircrew and other evaders back to Britain. Based on his grandson Simon’s stories, autobiographies of other intelligence officers, contemporary documents, this book tells his story.< Less
John Basilone World War II Medal of Honor Recipient for Action in the Pacific By Philip Martin McCaulay
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On October 24-25, 1942, Marine Sergeant John Basilone was in charge of two sections of heavy machine guns defending a narrow pass to Henderson Airfield on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Although... More > vastly outnumbered, Manila John and his fellow Marines checked the assault by the Japanese. For that, Sgt. Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor and sent back to the states to appear at war-bond rallies. He toured the country and met Hollywood starlets. His picture made the cover of Life magazine. But Sergeant Basilone was unsatisfied back home and volunteered to return to combat, ending up at Iwo Jima. Under heavy artillery fire on February 19, 1945, he singlehandedly took out an enemy blockhouse. Minutes later, he and four others in his platoon died in an artillery blast. Sergeant Basilone was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart, making him the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive all three medals.< Less
John Basilone World War II Medal of Honor Recipient for Action in the Pacific By Philip Martin McCaulay
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On October 24-25, 1942, Marine Sergeant John Basilone was in charge of two sections of heavy machine guns defending a narrow pass to Henderson Airfield on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Although... More > vastly outnumbered, Manila John and his fellow Marines checked the assault by the Japanese. For that, Sgt. Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor and sent back to the states to appear at war-bond rallies. He toured the country and met Hollywood starlets. His picture made the cover of Life magazine. But Sergeant Basilone was unsatisfied back home and volunteered to return to combat, ending up at Iwo Jima. Under heavy artillery fire on February 19, 1945, he singlehandedly took out an enemy blockhouse. Minutes later, he and four others in his platoon died in an artillery blast. Sergeant Basilone was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart, making him the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive all three medals.< Less
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42-97862 - The Story of a B-17 Flying Fortress crash and the loss of her crew on Belfast's Cave Hill during the Second World War By William Lindsay & Alfred Montgomery
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On 1 June 1944, in Northern Ireland, there was a huge increase in aerial and maritime activity around the major towns cities and ports, in preparation for the forthcoming allied invasion of Europe.... More > New aircraft direct from the United States had been arriving daily in large numbers. One such aircraft that was due to arrive in Northern Ireland on 1 June, was a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, Army Serial Number 42-97862. On the morning of 1 June 1944, there was dense low cloud which enveloped the hills surrounding the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The crew, after their long transatlantic flight, had decided to divert to USAAF Station 235, Nutts Corner airfield, which was situated some 10 miles from the city. The aircraft was informed to hold, In doing so, the young crew became disorientated and lost their bearings, with tragic consequences for all on-board. A story 75 years in the making, join the authors Alfred Montgomery and William Lindsay, in their search of the truth.< Less
Horreur Garou - Les Chroniques de l'Antimonde 2 By Éric Laliberté
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Atkinson Airfield, Colorado… Selon les statistiques, c’est la cité où la vie est la plus dangereuse en Amérique… Rien d’étonnant à cela... More > car il s’agit de l’un des bastions de la Meute sur le continent. Tandis que les loups de Mandorla cherchent à étendre leur emprise sur l’humanité, des noyaux de résistance s’organisent tant bien que mal. Ainsi, le mouvement des Humains d’Abord vient de lancer sa croisade contre les garous. Il y a aussi la fugitive Kara Haig, elle-même lycanthrope, qui cherche à prendre sa revanche contre cette Meute qui a ravagé sa vie. Pour cela, elle ne lésinera certainement pas sur les moyens. La destinée du monde s’apprête à se jouer à Atkinson Airfield vers qui tous les regards seront braqués. Bienvenue dans l’horreur garou!< Less
Nation Garou - Les Chroniques de l'Antimonde 3 By Éric Laliberté
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En tournée à travers l'Amérique, Nicole Kapranos et Angus Newlander, membres du duo rock Droxine, s'arrêtent à Atkinson Airfield, une ville où il fait plus... More > noir que chez le loup. Au terme d'une représentation de routine, ils s'apprêtent à reprendre la route mais ils auront tôt fait de constater qu'ils viennent de poser les pieds dans un traquenard dont ils ne sortiront sans doute que les pieds devants! La Meute, qui occupe chaque coin de la cité et qui fait peu à peu main basse sur le pays tout entier, réclame instamment son tribut en sang humain!< Less
Nation Garou - Les Chroniques de l'Antimonde 2 By Éric Laliberté
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En tournée à travers l'Amérique, Nicole Kapranos et Angus Newlander, membres du duo rock Droxine, s'arrêtent à Atkinson Airfield, une ville où il fait plus... More > noir que chez le loup. Au terme d'une représentation de routine, ils s'apprêtent à reprendre la route mais ils auront tôt fait de constater qu'ils viennent de poser les pieds dans un traquenard dont ils ne sortiront sans doute que les pieds devants! La Meute, qui occupe chaque coin de la cité et qui fait peu à peu main basse sur le pays tout entier, réclame instamment son tribut en sang humain!< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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