Luciano Martello was born in the mountains of Calabria, a land as harsh as it is beautiful, into a desperate, stubborn poverty that was passed on from one generation to the next. The only way to escape the cycle of poverty is to emigrate to America. This is the story of an ordinary man with an unyielding determination to provide his family with a chance for a life of plenitude no matter the cost.
The discovery of two hundred letters between his mom and dad during WWII (while serving with the Seabees in North Africa and Guam) leads a son on a journey of discovery 200,000 years in the making. Their story brings him in close contact with Sicily in the 1800s to the American shores, revealing glimpses of Depression-Age America in Western NY to the present.
George Bowley was born in England just before the start of the World War II.
From the age of five he grew up in an orphanage, until at the age of eight when he was sent by ship to Cape Town, South Africa and then by rail to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. He was a victim of the British Government’s policy of the persuasive and forced migration of children to the furthest reaches of the Empire.
This is the history of this magnificent aircraft, pieced together by author David Myhra, PhD from documents and reports long thought nonexistent. Computer artist Jozef Gatial has contributed the colored plates in the middle of this book, to show how the He 178 would have looked in real life.
Reality combat! This first-hand account of a WWII combat chaplain who served on the front-lines across North Africa and Europe with the 20th Combat Engineers is a unique journal containing information and observations not found in other books. Chappie recorded events as they occurred, transporting the reader to the battlefields of WWII in a way that puts a human face on the tragedy of war.
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