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Last stand! : famous battles against the odds

Author: Bryan Perrett
Publisher: Edison, NJ : Castle Books, 2003, ©1991.
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What do soldiers do when all is lost? They keep fighting! In this best-selling anthology, Bryan Perrett provides gripping accounts of close-quarter battles and hard fought victory against all the odds. His journey from Napoleonic Europe through to the Korean War highlights thirteen episodes of incredible bravery and sacrifice in unbelievable actions. The book begins with the gallant fight of Napoleon's Old Guard at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Perrett
ISBN: 0785816801 9780785816805
OCLC Number: 54475949
Notes: Originally published: London : Arms and Armour ; New York, NY : Distributed in the USA by Sterling Pub., ©1991.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The last stand --
The Old Guard at Waterloo, 18 June 1815 --
Remember the Alamo, 23 February to 6 March 1836 --
The demons of Camerone, 30 April 1863 --
The Little Big Horn, 25-26 June 1876 --
Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift, 22 January 1879 --
Fighting to the muzzle: artillery actions 1914-1918 --
The defence of Wake Atoll, 8-23 December 1941 --
The defence of Outpost Snipe, 27 October 1942 --
Sidi Nsir, 26 February 1943 --
Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 20-23 November 1943 --
The defence of the Admin Box, Arakan, Burma, 6-25 February 1944 --
Arnhem Bridge, 17-20 September 1944 --
The Imjin, 22-25 April 1951 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Bryan Perrett.

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What do soldiers do when all is lost? They keep fighting! In this best-selling anthology, Bryan Perrett provides gripping accounts of close-quarter battles and hard fought victory against all the odds. His journey from Napoleonic Europe through to the Korean War highlights thirteen episodes of incredible bravery and sacrifice in unbelievable actions. The book begins with the gallant fight of Napoleon's Old Guard at Waterloo. It examines the famous actions at the Alamo; against the Zulus at Rorke's Drift; and 'the Bridge Too Far' at Arnhem. The adventure concludes with the desperate last stand of the Gloucesters at Imjin during the Korean War. Last Stand! is the breathtaking story of ultimate sacrifice and glorious victory.--Google Books.

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