"[T]he amazing story of a woman who lived through one of the worst times in human history, losing family members to the Nazis but surviving with her spirit and integrity intact.” —Publishers Weekly Marthe Cohn was a young Jewish woman living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. Her family sheltered Jews fleeing the Nazis, including Jewish children sent away by their terrified parents. But soon her homeland was also under Nazi rule. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe’s sister was arrested and sent to Auschwitz and the rest of her family was forced to flee to the south of France. Always a fighter, Marthe joined the French Army and became a member of the intelligence service of the French First Army. Marthe, using her perfect German accent and blond hair to pose as a young German nurse who was desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé, would slip behind enemy lines to retrieve inside information about Nazi troop movements. By traveling throughout the countryside and approaching troops sympathetic to her plight--risking death every time she did so--she learned where they were going next and was able to alert Allied commanders. When, at the age of eighty, Marthe Cohn was awarded France’s highest military honor, the Médaille Militaire, not even her children knew to what extent this modest woman had helped defeat the Nazi empire. At its heart, this remarkable memoir is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.
An inspirational memoir chronicles the exploits and experiences of a young Jewish woman who ventured behind enemy lines and masqueraded as a German nurse searching for her soldier boyfriend among Nazi forces in order to acquire critical information about German troop movements for the allies. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
With three Military Crosses, three Croix de guerre, a Légion d'honneur and a papal knighthood for his heroics during the Second World War, Sir Tommy Macpherson is the most decorated living soldier of the British Army. Yet for 65 years the Highlander's story has remained untold. Few know how, aged 21, he persuaded 23,000 SS soldiers of the feared Das Reich tank column to surrender, or how Tommy almost single-handedly stopped Tito's Yugoslavia annexing the whole of north-east Italy. Twice captured, he escaped both times, marching through hundreds of miles of German-held territory to get home. Still a schoolboy when war broke out, Tommy quickly matured into a legendary commando, and his remarkable story features a dizzyingly diverse cast of characters, including Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Montgomery and Charles de Gaulle.
Major John L. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War in a “comprehensive, informative, and often exciting…account of an important part of the overall Vietnam tragedy” (The New York Times). Before there were Navy SEALs, there was SOG. Short for “Studies and Operations Group,” it was a secret operations force in Vietnam, the most highly decorated unit in the war. Although their chief mission was disrupting the main North Vietnamese supply route into South Vietnam, SOG commandos also rescued downed helicopter pilots and fellow soldiers, and infiltrated deep into Laos and Cambodia to identify bombing targets, conduct ambushes, mine roads, and capture North Vietnamese soldiers for intelligence purposes. Always outnumbered, they matched wits in the most dangerous environments with an unrelenting foe that hunted them with trackers and dogs. Ten entire teams disappeared and another fourteen were annihilated. This is the dramatic, page-turning true story of that team’s dedication, sacrifice, and constant fight for survival. In the “gripping” (Publishers Weekly) Secret Commandos, John Plaster vividly describes these unique warriors who gave everything fighting for their country—and for each other.
As 1914 ends, the war which was supposed to be over by Christmas, had settled down to an entrenched stalemate. Trapped behind enemy lines are many British soldiers who are hidden by brave French families. The risks are high for both fugitives and their protectors. This book tells their story, while focussing on a young Scot who emerges from hiding as Mademoiselle Louise, leading an amazing double life for almost two years, ending in betrayal. Sentenced to death by the Germans only an impassionate plea from his adopted mother saves his life. Others are not so lucky. After the war he speedily returns from captivity in Germany, via Scotland to France and marries his sweetheart, but life remains hard in the war ravaged country. This extraordinary story was only revealed by a British journalist in 1927. The Daily Telegraph readers' response was overwhelming and culminated in our French heroines being feted on a lavish visit to London's Mansion House and an audience with the King, Queen, Prince of Wales and a three year old Princess Elizabeth. Trapped Behind Enemy Lines covers as aspect of The Great War that has bene overlooked. It will be of interest to those who love intrigue, adventure, love and betrayal.
A pilot of a B-17 describes how his plane was struck by enemy fire while returning from a bombing run over Germany, and how the crew was forced to parachute into Holland where the Nazis eventually captured him and sent him to a prisoner of war camp.
This personal account of Terry O'Farrell's career as an SAS soldier vividly captures not only the military actions of his time in Vietnam, but the human aspects of surviving the intense selection process and training to dealing with the ever-present fear of combat. The horrors of long tense stretches on patrol in the jungle and being caught by surprise by the enemy are recounted. Also included are colorful tales of experiences off the battlefied--the larrakin pranks during training and the friendships that form between soldiers.
An autobiography that details the intense training of a United States Navy Seal, and the events that culminated in his coming to faith in Christ. Included are stories of sniper training, covert operations, etc.Appendices include “From Seal Team to Seminary”; “God’s Plan of Salvation”
From the Gamma quadrant they came -- hordes of fierce Jem'Hadar warriors commanded by the mysterious Changelings, who will stop at nothing to achieve victory over both the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon™ Empire. Now that the Dominion has entered into an unholy alliance with the Cardassian military regime and seized control of Deep Space Nine™, Starfleet finds itself fighting a losing war against unbeatable odds. As mighty fleets clash in the deadly battleground of space, the fate of the entire Alpha Quadrant hangs in the balance. The Enterprise-E is patrolling the Cardassian border, bracing for the joint Dominion-Cardassian offensive that Starfleet knows will come soon, when Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew are reunited with a former crewmate, friend, and enemy: Ro Laren. The onetime officer, who defected from Starfleet to join the rebel Maquis, brings disturbing news. Deep behind enemy lines, the Dominion is attempting to build an artificial wormhole that will allow them to bypass the mined Bajoran wormhole and bring fresh reinforcements into the Alpha Quadrant, altering the balance of power irrevocably. If Captain Picard cannot stop the project, the new wormhole will guarantee the ultimate victory of the Dominion!
Nine men. 2,000 enemies. No back-up. No air support. No rescue. No chance... First in - the official motto of one of the British Army's smallest and most secretive units, 16 Air Assault Brigade's Pathfinder Platoon. Unofficially, they are the bastard son of the SAS. And like their counterparts in Hereford, the job of the Pathfinders is to operate unseen and undetected deep behind enemy lines. When British forces deployed to Iraq in 2003, Captain David Blakeley was given command of a reconnaissance mission of such critical importance that it could change the course of the war. It's the story of nine men, operating alone and unsupported, fifty miles ahead of a US Recon Marine advance and head straight into a hornets nest, teeming with thousands of heavily-armed enemy forces. This is the first account of that extraordinary mission - abandoned by coalition command, left with no option but to fight their way out of the enemy's backyard. And it provides a gripping insight into the Pathfinders themselves, a shadowy unit, just forty-five men strong, that plies its trade from the skies. Trained to parachute in to enemy territory far beyond the forward edge of battle - freefalling from high altitude breathing bottled oxygen and employing the latest skydiving technology - the PF are unique. Because of new rules introduced since the publication of Bravo Two Zero, there have been no first-hand accounts of British Special Forces waging modern-day warfare for nearly a decade. And no member of the Pathfinders has ever told their story before. Until now. Pathfinder is the only first-hand account of a UKSF mission to emerge for nearly a generation. And it could be the last.
Describes the ordeal of a U.S. Air Force pilot who was shot down in Bosnia while on a United Nations peacekeeping mission and survived for six days behind enemy lines before being rescued.
Clancy is an Irish boy in a family of six children. Growing up in the harsh slums of Chicago's south side during the 1960s, Clancy learns the rough facts of life from his garbage man father and police captain uncle. But life changes drastically for him when he is drafted into the Marine Corps and ends up in Vietnam during the brutal Tet Offensive. Fighting alongside his fellow soldiers, he is overpowered during a firefight and taken into captivity, where he endures the unthinkable. Eventually rescued, he rejoins his unit and continues fighting in the war, earning numerous medals for his service. But this is only the beginning for Clancy. Filled with deep insight into the turbulent world of the sixties and the years that followed, Between the Sheets, Behind Enemy Lines is a thought-provoking tale of one man's journey through life and the lessons he learns. Clancy's path from soldier to self-made man is both inspiring and challenging. Yet through it all, Clancy never loses sight of where he's been or the sacrifices made by his fellow soldiers.
U.S. Rangers are one of the great military elite units in the world. This book shows them on some of their most daring missions behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War. It reveals the way they fought, the weapons and equipment they used, the tactics they perfected. First-hand accounts of Rangers in Vietnam are matched by vivid front-line photographs, bringing the tense reality of Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols to the reader.
Andrew grew up wanting adventure but not God. However God took charge of Andrew's life and things changed. Andrew trusted in God and had the greatest adventure ever!
In a humorous but informative observation of the world of modern American youth, Howard discusses how the liberal policies of the 1960s have shaped the world and what this means for children. (Education/Teaching)
Christians are living Behind Enemy Lines in a Godless America. America has abandoned God. The United States of America is no longer united. We are a divided nation. The left-wing liberals have unwoven our sacred flag one thread at a time with their lies, sinful behavior and deceptions. The people of America now have a decision to make. Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and return to God as a Christian based nation. Or, follow the deceived crowd and continue on the path to destruction. We are asked to abide in Him (2 John 1:9) if we truly believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. There is great news in America today. These are the last days and the return of our Messiah is near. Christians can no longer remain neutral they must choose whom they will follow. God has not abandoned America, but America has chosen to follow mere mortals and reject the teachings of God. Each and every one of the Ten Commandments has been broken by our society and our leaders. Our President has publicly proclaimed we are not a Christian nation and that is true. America has abandoned the teachings of God and we now, as Christians live behind enemy lines in a Godless America. If you love Jesus do not despair; for this is a time to rejoice! All across America Christians are falling to their knees in prayer and joining fellow Christian Americans as we return America to God. ITS TIME for you to join us. Dr. Zane Lawhorn Author of: Finding America: Returning to God's moral values
The adrenaline-charged Infinity Ring series is now in paperback! World War II is raging across Europe, and the Axis and Allied powers are in a stalemate. Dak, Sera, and Riq can tip the scales in the Allies' favor . . . if they can pull off the most daring spy mission of all time. But even if they succeed, are they playing into the SQ's hands? Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of The False Prince, brings her talent for intrigue and suspense to the Infinity Ring series!