The Turret Room

The Turret Room

A spurned husband confronts the family of the girl who threw him out The walk from the mental hospital takes Harold Page three days. After two years inside, he cannot start his new life until he confronts the family who put him away. He was poor when he married Wendy Whitman, and their wealth still terrifies him. When their first child was born deaf, the Whitmans tricked Harold into a divorce, saying that he assaulted Wendy. She got the baby; he got a straitjacket. Now that he’s out he has come to say goodbye, but the Whitmans are not through with him yet. The night before he arrives, Wendy’s mother is attacked by a man who she swears is Harold. Wendy’s brother vows to kill him, but Harold does not run. It is time to put the Whitmans in their place.

Out of the Turret and Into Hell

WWII Aerial Gunner's Story, Stalags 7A and 17B

Out of the Turret and Into Hell

Out of the Turret and Into Hell is a ticket to the simple honesty for which we are all striving. It is the story of one family's journey through the difficult times of the Depression, and the son who wanted to fly.

The Turret of the Sultan

A Collection of Poems and Plays

The Turret of the Sultan

This book contains a collection of poems and plays written by Roberto Victor Illa. Roberto has a love of literature, science and history that is central to his life and identity and has written these works to share his passion with you.

The View from the Turret

The 743d Tank Battalion During World War II

The View from the Turret

The View from the Turret recounts the frontline combat experiences of the 743rd Tank Battalion, beginning with the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy and concluding with the taking of Magdeburg on the Elbe River in 1945. The author has combined numerous personal interviews with original research into a useful and penetrating account detailing one unit's contribution to World War II battalion-level tank warfare in the European Theater of operations.This is the first time the 743rd Tank Battalion has received full credit for its decisive day-long battle on Omaha Beach, where it was the only full-strength tank battalion supporting two infantry divisions. Also, this is the first time the 743rd has been recognized for its pivotal role alongside the 30th Infantry Division (Old Hickory) in the Battle of Mortain, the Battle of Aachen, and the Battle of the Bulge. Throughout this book, special attention has been given to understanding how the 743rd used the Sherman M4's design and firepower.

A View from the Turret

A History of the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment in the Second World War

A View from the Turret

This is the story of the exploits of the 3rd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment during World War II as seen through the eyes of one of its most experienced tank commanders. Its baptism of fire came in 1940 during the heroic defence of Calais where all its tanks and vehicles were lost. In November 1940, the battalion was sent to North Africa and figured in most of the desert battles. In early 1941 the battalion was withdrawn from the line and sent to Greece where its tanks were finally neither strong enough or numerous enough to stop the onslaught on the German divisions. All its tanks and vehicles were again lost, and only some 200 officers and men of the battalion eventually landed back in Egypt, after various adventures. The battalion played a considerable part in the bloody fighting at Sidi Resegh. It took part in the famous Left Hook battle with the New Zealanders, making a considerable contribution to the success of the battle and subsequent forcing of the Gabes Gap in the Mareth line, and the entry into Tripoli. The battalion played its part in the El Alamein battle, once again receiving heavy casualties, but went on with success at Alam Halfa and Gazala and the final advance to

View from the Turret

World War II

View from the Turret

Collection of poetry and prose which uses the author's first-hand knowledge of being an airman during World War II. It focuses not only on the death and destruction that occurs during war, but also considers the effect on the lives of airmen who survived the war. Includes an index. The award-winning author has had his writings published in Australia and overseas. He served in Air Crew during World War II in the UK and this is his twelfth book.