By Alan Cooper

To outlive baling out from a doomed airplane or a crash-landing in enemy occupied territory definitely required a wide component to good fortune. To then have the ability to go back to Allied beaches unavoidably wanted significantly extra luck and infrequently the help of neighborhood patriots and resistance employees. This ebook includes the superb tales of over seventy such escapes, many first-hand bills. It contains aircrew who stumbled on their solution to freedom from Europe and areas as distant because the Bay of Bengal. There are tales of hi-jacked plane, crossing crocodile infested swamps, evasion by way of camel and coffin, survival within the jungle and brushes with the Gestapo.

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Fort Wright is on the second, and Memphis on the third bluff of the same name. The river makes a long horseshoe bend here, and the fort is built opposite the lower end of this bend, so that boats are in range for several miles. The first battery built here was just above high-water mark, and nearly half a mile long. Bomb-proof magazines were placed in the side of the hill; and more than twenty guns of heavy calibre, 32 and 64-pounders, were mounted on double casemate carriages; and it was intended to mount many more.

Pillow described. — Columbus, Ky. — Hard Work. — Pillow in the Ditch. — The Batteries. — Torpedoes. — Battle of Belmont. — False Report. — Troops cross. — Untimely Joking. — The Tide of Battle. — A Charge. — Cruelty. — Victory. — Why? — Loss. — Burial of the Dead. — How Not to Kill. — Accident. — The Military Bishop. The fine horse, which was to have carried me to Nashville and thence to Kentucky, was kindly disposed of by an auctioneer, and the price, minus a handsome commission, handed to me, and then I commenced service in the "Jeff.

An Uneasy Boat Ride. — Memphis. " — Committee of Public Safety. — A Surprise. — Dismissal followed by Unwelcome Letter and Policeman. — Recruiting Station. — Volunteering 15 CHAPTER II. INFANTRY SERVICE. Character of our Regiment. — No Escape. — A Fixed Resolve. — Randolph. — Camp Life. — Sabbath. — Father Daly. — Washing. — Fort Wright. — Grand Defect. — Rations. — Stolen Waters. — Mutiny. — Sentence. — Fort Pillow. — Slaves. — Aiding the Rebellion. — Deep Earnestness of the People. — Strength of the Fort.

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