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Best little stories from World War II : more than 100 true stories

Author: C Brian Kelly; Ingrid Smyer-Kelly
Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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BEHIND THE GREAT POWERS, global military conflict, and infamous battles are more than 100 incredible stories that bring to life the Second World War.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kelly, C. Brian.
Best Little Stories from World War II : More than 100 true stories.
Naperville : Sourcebooks, ©2010
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Brian Kelly; Ingrid Smyer-Kelly
ISBN: 9781402243585 1402243588 9781402254857 1402254857
OCLC Number: 817902375
Description: 1 online resource (445 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Prologue; War and Peace at Odds; Ambassador's Briefcase Purloined; Inches from Death; Underground War; Movie Show in Shanghai; Monster Created; Street Fights and Bombs; War of Nerves; "Inspection" Interrupted; Diplomacy Under Physical Stress; War's First Battle; Eagle's Brief Flight; Revolting Visit to Poland; Incredible, Ubiquitous Samaritan; Jockeying for Position; Plans Gone Astray; Dinner Guest; Bold Gamble Supported?; "Intend to Fire Torpedo"; "Never Such a Fleet"; Titanic Connection; Treasure Ships En Route. Landing with Piggyback RiderParachutist Draped on Wing; Stricken Pilot's Pivotal Decision; Pet Spy in England; Penalty Exacted for Coventry; Blues vs. Reds; Patterns on a Dining Room Table; Generals from the Eighties; Memorable Utterances; Saga Piled upon Saga; Early Martyr at Auschwitz; Whose Planes These?; Warnings Repeatedly Ignored; War "Half as Bad as It Sounds"; Countdown; Farewell from Stalin; Ally in the White House; Fleet of Moles; Mount Your Tanks!; Faith, Hope, and Charity; No Action Taken; Tough Farewell for FDR; War, War, Everywhere War; No Place for a Visitor; Date to Mark. Footnote to Pearl"Too Damned Old"; Bird Named Swoose; Chennault Strikes Back; Disorderly Ran the Two Ships; Going around FDR's Secrecy; Tale of a Stowaway; MacArthur's Extended Escape; Japanese -American vs. Japan; Bombed by Oranges; Long Odyssey into War; Blind Leading the Blind; Hands of Steel; Early Tokyo Run; Tokyo's Psychological Shock; Tale of Two Ships; Seagoing Guards; He Stopped Rommel; Spinster Ship; Getting from Here to There; Rendezvous for Faithful Companion; Hunt for Tall, Limping Man; Escape to Berlin; High Drama at Sea; Women at War; No Comforts on New Guinea. Bully That Never FoughtRomance amid Society's Ruins; Hitler's Bathwater Purloined; Intelligence War; War Still Supreme; Tapping the Hot Line; Brave Trigger's Last Patrol; Conversation with the Lord; Non-Swimmer's Worst Nightmare; Constant Companion Cuthbert; Liaison Corps; Ship's Piano Purloined; A "Duckling" Transfixed; Only Harry; Kilroy Really Was; Square Balloon; "Mush" Morton Legend; Plea of the White Rose; Soothed into Agreement; Brothers to the End; Young Man Whittling; Death of Leslie Howard; Shipmates to the End; Stalingrad's "White Rose"; Allies on Ascendancy. "Hey, We're on Your Side""Smoking Too Much"; Close Call for FDR; Riding Enemy's Truck; "Sure Am Sorry"; Oops, No Parachute; War Story; Courage Extended; Strife at High Levels; Search for "Big Stoop"; Doubling for Monty; One Man Army; New Hope for "Kitty"; Only Ike Did It ... All; Two in Single-Seat Fighter; A General and His Dog; Faint Sound in the Distance; Hitchhiker to the Rescue; Marooned in America; Fear and Trembling; Destruction, Destruction Everywhere; Million and One Heroes; Marooned in Modern France; Resistance at Auschwitz; Record Set Escaping; Apology Between Enemies.
Responsibility: by C. Brian Kelly, with Ingrid Smyer.

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BEHIND THE GREAT POWERS, global military conflict, and infamous battles are more than 100 incredible stories that bring to life the Second World War.

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