By Leon Uris
In Berlin on the finish of worldwide battle II, an American military officer bears witness to the aftermath of 1 historical tragedy and the increase of one other
Captain Sean O’Sullivan distinguishes himself as a brave soldier within the remaining days of worldwide warfare II, yet what comes subsequent assessments his inner most reserves of power and conviction. despatched to supervise the rebuilding of Berlin, O’Sullivan is uncovered to the awful truths of the Holocaust, a shattered and defeated society, and the hot chance of Soviet energy because the Iron Curtain starts to shadow town. while Soviet forces blockade Berlin and the airlift starts, O’Sullivan is confronted with profound ethical dilemmas in an more and more complex world.
Armageddon is among the nice fictional portrayals of Europe within the earliest days of the chilly War. This publication positive factors an illustrated biography of Leon Uris together with infrequent pictures from the author’s estate.
“Magnificent. the nice drama of the Berlin airlift . . .”
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“A titanic landscape of individuals and areas . . . dramatic second after dramatic second in a throbbing tempo.”
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These fighters were generally considered too fragile for naval use, but remained in service from mid1942 until the end of the war. 31 HMS Hermes, the Royal Navy’s first purpose-built aircraft carrier, entered service in 1923 and spent most of the interwar years in the Far East. This obsolete small carrier was sunk by Japanese naval aircraft off Ceylon in April 1942. Service History 1939–45 HMS Furious Furious initially served with the Home Fleet, and was engaged in convoy protection and carrying Britain’s gold reserves to safety in Canada.
She returned to service in January 1942, joining the Eastern Fleet two months later. In May Formidable took part in Operation Ironclad, then remained in the Indian Ocean until October, when she was ordered to Gibraltar. She took part in Operation Torch, and remained in the Western Mediterranean until July, when she participated in Operation Husky (the Allied invasion of Sicily). She also supported Operation Avalanche in September. Formidable was recalled to home waters in October, and remained with the Home Fleet for a year, during which she served with the Arctic convoys, and took part in Operation Goodwood (air attacks on Tirpitz).
HMS Courageous Courageous was serving with the Home Fleet when the war began, and was deployed on anti-submarine patrols in the South-Western Approaches to the English Channel. On 17 September 1939 she was struck by three torpedoes fired by U-20. She sank quickly, with the loss of 518 crew. HMS Glorious Glorious began the war with the Mediterranean Fleet, but spent the rest of the year in the Indian Ocean hunting for German raiders. In January 1940 she underwent a refit in Malta, then joined the Home Fleet in April, in response to the German invasion of Norway.