Extraordinary Stories of Daring and CourageBook - 2014
110 incredible true stories torn from the pages of history.
From Ancient Greece to the hunt and killing of Bin Laden, here are incredible acts of bravery, courage and derring-do that have in one fell swoop changed the world.
Missions Impossible: Extraordinary Stories of Daring and Courage is a fascinating encyclopedia of 110 such stories from around the world. More than 300 photographs and illustrations highlight the brief text, which describes the events chronologically. A summary list notes the Date, Location, Objective, and Forces or People involved. A timeline and maps together show the events step by step.
These are the stories burned in our memory, but do we know what really happened? And the incredible courage they took? The stories include:
Age of HeroismHannibal crossing the Alps Battle of Agincourt Siege of Tenochtitlan Defeat of the Spanish Armada
Age of SubterfugeGunpowder Plot Escape of Charles II Captain Morgan's raid on Panama Burning of the White House
Age of Derring- DoThe Alamo Charge of the Light Brigade Battle of Maiwand, Afghanistan Seige of Khartoum
Age of Dirty TricksPancho Villa's raid on USA Raid on Glenwitz radio station Assassination of Trotsky Human Torpedo attack: Alexandria
Special OperationsAttempted assassination of Rommel Rescue of Mussolini "The Wooden Horse": POW camp Clandestine navigation for D- Day
Cold WarsEnola Gay The Berlin Airlift U-2 Incident: Gary Powers Battle of Dien Bien Phu
The Age of TerrorAttempted rescue: US hostages, Iran Black Hawk Down: Mogadishu 9/11 attacks Russian submarine: Kamchatkha Tracking down Bin Laden.
This is an exciting book for readers of war, history, and espionage.