The thrilling and true story of the development and operational deployment of human torpedoes - Chariots - and X-craft midget submarines in British naval service during WWII and of the extraordinary men who crewed these dangerous vessels. The commando frogmen who rode the Chariots and operated as divers from the X-craft were the forerunners of today's Special Boat Service, the SBS. Their aim was to attach an explosive charge underneath an enemy ship to destroy the vessel.
Flying the notorious "hump route" between India and China in 1943, a twin-engine plane suffered mechanical failure and crashed in a dense mountain jungle. Among the passengers and crew were celebrated CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet double agent posing as an OSS operative, and General Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell's personal political adviser. Against the odds, all but one of the 21 people aboard the aircraft survived - but they fell from the frying pan into the fire.
In the classic Forbidden Land, Robert Lyman explores the paranormal history of Pennsylvania's Black Forest, focusing primarily on the years 1614 to 1895. This mind-blowing cavalcade of high strangeness is a must-have for Fortean, UFO, and paranormal enthusiasts everywhere.
In February 1944, the French Resistance in the Amiens area was in turmoil. Its strength had been decimated by German aggression and the work of a number of traitors in their midst, and hundreds of its members languished in the city's formidable jail, awaiting an almost certain death at the hands of their captors. When two Allied intelligence officers were incarcerated alongside them it became clear that immediate action was imperative.
"Thorough scholarly account on Amiens Prison raid"