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By William Guarnere, Edward Heffron, Robyn Post

ISBN-10: 0425224368

ISBN-13: 9780425224366

Tom Hanks introduces the outstanding (Publishers Weekly) tale of 2 inseparable pals and infantrymen portrayed within the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

William ?Wild invoice? Guarnere and Edward ?Babe? Heffron have been one of the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army?members of an elite unit of the a hundred and first Airborne department known as effortless corporation. The crack unit was once referred to as upon for each high-risk operation of the conflict, together with D-Day, Operation marketplace backyard in Holland, the conflict of the Bulge, and the seize of Hitler?s Eagle?s Nest in Berchtesgaden. either males fought aspect by means of side?until Guarnere misplaced his leg within the conflict of the Bulge and was once despatched domestic. Heffron went directly to free up focus camps and take Hitler?s Eagle?s Nest hideout. United by means of their adventure, they reconnected on the war?s finish and feature been top acquaintances ever considering.

Their tale is a tribute to the lasting bond cast among comrades in arms?and to all those that fought for freedom.

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Right around the Bay of Bengal, unofficial Portuguese settlements had sprung up in the major ports as private initiative came to the fore. About 1551, some 240 Portuguese were living in Pegu, the capital of the Toungoo dynasty in southern Burma. Their choice of residence connected with its traditionally profitable relations with Malacca. Once the Achenese moved against Malacca, and disrupted the supply of foodstuffs from Java, the trade with Pegu became vital as the city came to rely on Burmese rice.

Russia had always been vulnerable to attack from Asia: Moscow was burned to the ground as late as 1571. The Russians only won control of the lands on the European side of the Urals in 1552, when they took the fortress-city of Kazan. With superior artillery, plus the services of a Danish sapper who supervised the mining of the walls, Ivan the Terrible was able to storm it and then overrun the whole Kazan khanate. Vast numbers of prisoners were taken; some were deported to Russia and forced to convert, whereupon they were enrolled in Ivan’s army; others were simply killed on the spot.

The sultan there sent back craftsmen and experts who knew about making guns. It was at this time that large guns were cast. ”32 By the 1560s, the idea of a pan-Islamic counter-crusade against the Portuguese had taken root in Southeast Asia. When Aceh sent a succession of envoys to Istanbul, Turkey responded by sending not only technicians capable of casting cannon but even more soldiers to serve as artillerymen. At the height of its military power in the 1620s, Aceh boasted 5,000 large and small cannon.

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