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The Great Secret (eBook, ePUB)
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On the night of December 2, 1943, the Luftwaffe bombed a critical Allied port in Bari, Italy, sinking seventeen ships and killing over a thousand servicemen and hundreds of civilians. Caught in the surprise air raid was the John Harvey,an American Liberty ship carrying a top-secret cargo of 2,000 mustard bombs to be used in retaliation if the Germans resorted to gas warfare.After young sailors began suddenly dying with mysterious symptoms, Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Alexander, a doctor and chemical weapons expert, was dispatched to investigate. He quickly diagnosed mustard gas exposure, which Churchill denied. Undaunted, Alexander defied British officials and persevered with his investigation. His final report on the Bari casualties was immediately classified, but not before his breakthrough observations about the toxic effects of mustard on white blood cells caught the attention of Colonel Cornelius P. Rhoads - a pioneering physician and research scientist as brilliant as he was arrogant and self-destructive - who recognized that the poison was both a killer and a cure, and ushered in a new era of cancer research.Deeply researched and beautifully written, The Great Secret is the remarkable story of how horrific tragedy gave birth to medical triumph.

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Triumph Over Fear
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After witnessing the sinking of his ship HMS Watchful, and seeing the officers and men he knew so well dead and dying, Commander John Hammond suffers a nervous breakdown and is admitted to hospital. Following extensive psychiatric treatment, he is finally considered fit to return to duty. However, doubts remain in his mind if he will ever really recover from the past. This is soon put to the test when, after being appointed commanding officer of HMS Simba, a Tribal Class destroyer, he is faced with a life or death decision while on convoy duty in the Mediterranean. Luckily, date intervenes to solve the problem; but when his ship is sent on convoy duty to Russia, facing the hazards of icebergs, U-boats and the Luftwaffe, Hammond has to decide on a daring course of action which, if successful, could save his ship and the lives of his crew. While the action in the story is based on actual events, as a counterpoint to death and destruction, the author describes raunchy runs ashore, matrimonial difficulties, romantic involvements and the humour and comradeship of the lower deck, which still prevails in today's navy.

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Triumph Over Fear
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After witnessing the sinking of his ship HMS Watchful, and seeing the officers and men he knew so well dead and dying, Commander John Hammond suffers a nervous breakdown and is admitted to hospital. Following extensive psychiatric treatment, he is finally considered fit to return to duty. However, doubts remain in his mind if he will ever really recover from the past. This is soon put to the test when, after being appointed commanding officer of HMS Simba, a Tribal Class destroyer, he is faced with a life or death decision while on convoy duty in the Mediterranean. Luckily, date intervenes to solve the problem; but when his ship is sent on convoy duty to Russia, facing the hazards of icebergs, U-boats and the Luftwaffe, Hammond has to decide on a daring course of action which, if successful, could save his ship and the lives of his crew. While the action in the story is based on actual events, as a counterpoint to death and destruction, the author describes raunchy runs ashore, matrimonial difficulties, romantic involvements and the humour and comradeship of the lower deck, which still prevails in today's navy.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 24.09.2020
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