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Victor Boys

Author : Tony Blackman
ISBN : 1911621254
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the most long lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Moreover, in 1982 it was only the Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range reconnaissance of Argentina by Nimrods. Victor Boys tells the story of all the great things that were achieved, recounted first hand by the operators themselves, aircrew and ground crew. Starting with accounts by test pilot Johnny Allam, who undertook the major development of the aircraft, through its work as a nuclear bomber during the cold war, testing Blue Steel in Australia, to its superb performance during the Falklands war and later as a first class air-to-air refuelling tanker and vital support tool for fighters and other aircraft. Published to coincide with the Victor's 60th anniversary, the gripping text is superbly illustrated with photographs from the operators themselves, never released before. The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the most long lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Moreover, in 1982 it was only the Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range reconnaissance of Argentina by Nimrods. Victor Boys tells the story of all the great things that were achieved, recounted first hand by the operators themselves, aircrew and ground crew. Starting with accounts by test pilot Johnny Allam, who undertook the major development of the aircraft, through its work as a nuclear bomber during the cold war, testing Blue Steel in Australia, to its superb performance during the Falklands war and later as a first class air-to-air refuelling tanker and vital support tool for fighters and other aircraft.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Adventures Of Young Victor Huber

Author : Richard T. (Dick) Miller
ISBN : 9781469106885
Genre : Fiction
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Completion of this project was something Richard T. (Dick) Miller had thought about for a number of years. The recounting of his experiences, his lifestyle as a member of French Hill, the French Canadian Catholic Community in Nashua, New Hampshire, as a young man gives the reader an insight of what this little known way of life was like. His college years and adventures as a tank platoon leader in the U.S. Army as well as a test pilot and a combat pilot in Vietnam round out this interesting account of The Adventures of Young Victor Huber.
Category: Fiction

Valiant Boys

Author : Tony Blackman
ISBN : 9781909808218
Genre : History
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Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinating collection of personal accounts of operating BritainÕs first V bomber by aircrew and ground crew. The book tells the story from the aircraftÕs birth taking off from VickersÕ tiny airfield at Wisley near Brooklands to its premature death from fatigue. There are tales of testing atom bombs in the Australian desert, dropping hydrogen bombs in the middle of the Pacific and, as a complete contrast, attacking airfields with conventional bombs in Egypt during the very brief and abortive Suez campaign. We are reminded of how the Valiant provided the UKÕs first nuclear deterrent by always having some armed aircraft on stand-by twenty-four hours a day, supported by their air and ground crews, ready to be flown at a momentÕs notice on a one-way trip to launch an atomic war. Some Valiants were given a photographic role providing accurate images from high altitude and were used not only to gather military intelligence but also to survey the UK and countries overseas. Others were developed into flight refueling tankers breaking point to point records before enabling BritainÕs fighter aircraft to be refueled and fly anywhere in the world. This book completes Tony BlackmanÕs trilogy of the three V bombers. As Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael Beetham makes it clear in his foreword: ÔIt is good to have a book written by aircrew and ground crew telling their stories and how they operated the aircraft so that all these things are recorded and not forgotten.Õ Not as well known as the Vulcan and Victor, the Valiant is often overlooked; this book will go a long way to redress the balance.
Category: History

Savage Girls And Wild Boys

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 9781466869004
Genre : History
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Savage Girls and Wild Boys is a fascinating history of extraordinary children---brought up by animals, raised in the wilderness, or locked up for long years in solitary confinement. Wild or feral children have fascinated us through the centuries, and continue to do so today. In a haunting and hugely readable study, Michael Newton deftly investigates a number of infamous cases. He looks at Peter the Wild Boy, who gripped the attention of Swift and Defoe, and at Victor of Aveyron, who roamed wild in the forests of revolutionary France. He tells the story of a savage girl lost on the streets of Paris, of two children brought up by wolves in the jungles of India, and of a Los Angeles girl who emerged from thirteen years locked in a room to international celebrity. He describes, too, a boy brought up among monkeys in Uganda; and in Moscow, the child found living with a pack of wild dogs. Savage Girls and Wild Boys examines the lives of these children and of the adults who "rescued" them, looked after them, educated, or abused them. How can we explain the mixture of disgust and envy that such children can provoke? And what can they teach us about our notions of education, civilization, and man's true nature?
Category: History

Where The Boys Are

Author : Murray Pomerance
ISBN : 9780814336663
Genre : Performing Arts
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A provocative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of boys’ identity in modern cinema.
Category: Performing Arts

The Best Of The Victor Book For Boys

Author : Morris Heggie
ISBN : 1853758183
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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2011 is the fiftieth anniversary year of The Victor comic, Britain's "top boys' paper for War, Sport and Adventure". Following 2010's successful publication ofThe Best of the Victor, Prion's sequel is this rip-roaring anthology of the best stories fromThe Victor Book for Boys, which was the bestselling DC Thomson annual published from 1964 to 1994. In its heyday in the 1960s The Victor comic sold over half a million copies a week, withThe Victor Book for Boys selling over a quarter of a million copies a year.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
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A Victor Of Circumstance

Author : Frank D'Souza
ISBN : 9789383808977
Genre : Fiction
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In the late eighteenth century, Pittoo Fernandes and his immediate family, along with about 70,000 other Catholic Christians are taken prisoner from their native Mangalore and surrounding areas by the armies of Tippu Sultan of Mysore, and transported to the capital Srirangapatna, with almost a third of these prisoners dying en route due to illness, hunger, gross ill-treatment and torture. It was the Ruler’s intention that the whole community be exterminated, for what he considered high treason committed by members of the community, and the whole community was to be punished for it. Pittoo, an ex-seminarian, escapes from captivity after about six years’ incarceration, and though meek and very timid by nature, having had led a sheltered life till then, has to face the unforgiving and demanding realities of the savage and real world. Pittoo, being the last of his immediate family in captivity and after his escape, with the threat hanging over him of his feet and one hand being amputated if caught and brought back, has to use every bit of ingenuity, innovating and improvising to stay free and not be taken back into bondage. Dogged determination and his basic, survival instincts, coupled with absolutely raw courage, which he did not even know that he possessed, is all what he can fall back on, to take him further away from certain torture and death, and onward to freedom.
Category: Fiction

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
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Betrayed As Boys

Author : Richard B. Gartner
ISBN : 1572306440
Genre : Psychology
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More than one in six boys in the United States is sexually victimized by the age of 16. Yet in the growing professional literature on child sexual abuse, few books focus specifically on the experience of victimized boys and men. This much-needed volume examines how sexual betrayal affects boys and the ways they carry this hurt into adulthood. Blending psychoanalytic understanding with insights from trauma-oriented theory and practice, Richard B. Gartner presents effective strategies for meeting the unique therapeutic needs of men with sexual abuse histories. Filled with evocative clinical material, the book draws readers into the direct experience of these clients, the therapists who work with them, and the constantly shifting relational world they inhabit.
Category: Psychology