Human Torpedo

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Thirteen-year-old Lockie, an Australian surfer, is happier riding the waves than he is trying to cope with being popular and in love

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CD/Spoken Word, Brilliance Audio, 2015, ISBN13 9781489082893, ISBN10 1489082891

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It was the Italians who pioneered the use of two-man human torpedoes or ‘chariots’, and their attacks on ships of the Royal Navy in Alexandria Harbour in 1941 caused Winston Churchill to write to the Chief of Staffs committee to enquire what was being done to emulate these daring attacks. The result was the development of British ‘chariots’ which were regarded as stop-gaps until the X-craft or midget submarines could be deployed.

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When someone sent distress signals to outer space from the planet Tschai, it was Adam Reith's misfortune to be sent from Earth to investigate. Because when his ship came close to Tschai, it was torpedoed-and Adam escaped to the surface with his life and nothing else. On Tschai, a vast, previously unexplored planet, Adam is taken as a slave by humans and learns that there are four other intelligent but nonhuman races dominant on this strange world.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "GRIPPING…THIS YARN HAS IT ALL." -USA TODAY "A WONDERFUL BOOK." -Christian Science Monitor "ENTHRALLING." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A MUST-READ." -Booklist (starred review) A human drama unlike any other-the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history. Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands in the most highly classified naval mission of the war, USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the center of the Philippine Sea when she is struck by two Japanese torpedoes.

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New in new packaging. 1958 Run time: 95:00. The commander of an American submarine during World War II sets out to destroy the Japanese Aircraft carrier which launched the attack on Pearl Harbour. His wife and child have been captured by the Japanese and they are using them and other prisoners of war as human shields for the carrier.

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Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, but in terms of loss of life that catastrophe doesn't even figure as one of the 50 worst maritime disasters of the last three hundred years. The causes of disaster are legion: besides icebergs and enemy torpedoes, ships have been sunk by fire, explosions, flooding, capsizing, storms, collisions and human error.

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Wreck diver Chip Lambert searches for one of the last major lost ships of World War II. During the final stages of World War II, the U.S. established what it believed was a safe anchorage at Ulithi Atoll in the western Pacific. But early on the morning of November 20, 1944, a surprise attack sent the refueling ship U.S.S. Mississinewa to the bottom of the lagoon.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "GRIPPING…THIS YARN HAS IT ALL." -USA TODAY "A WONDERFUL BOOK." -Christian Science Monitor "ENTHRALLING." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A MUST-READ." -Booklist (starred review) A human drama unlike any other-the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history. Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands in the most highly classified naval mission of the war, USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the center of the Philippine Sea when she is struck by two Japanese torpedoes.

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The story of the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak by German submarine which cost the lives of 833 Royal Navy sailors. HMS Royal Oak was a Revenge-class battleship of the British Royal Navy, infamously torpedoed at anchor by the German submarine U-47 on 14 Oct

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An unforgettable story of children in wartime, of heroism at sea, and-above all-of courage and the power of the human spirit. On September 17, 1940, at a little after ten at night, a German submarine torpedoed the passenger liner S.S. City of Benares in the North Atlantic. There were 406 people on board, but the ship's prized passengers were 90 children whose parents had elected to send their boys and girls away from Great Britain to escape the ravages of World War II.

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Chariots of War tells the story of a revolutionary underwater secret weapon, conceived by two Italian naval engineers in 1935. In the words of The Duke Edinburgh whose foreword endorses the book, ""The author deserves great credit for writing a fitting tribute to a group of quite exceptionally brave men.

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