Alistair maclean the guns of navarone

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Alan Jackson - Precious Memories: E-Z Play Today Volume 279 by Alan Jackson

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Guns of Navarone Audiobook by Alistair MacLean

A mission that promises no hope for survival as the odds are monumentally stacked against them. Yet, they go. Now, for the plot.
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The Guns of Navarone

He had been hospitalized and in a coma since suffering a stroke three weeks ago while in Munich to visit friends, she said. MacLean, who had lived in Switzerland for more than 20 years, specialized in war and adventure stories that sold in the millions and were translated into many languages. He joined the Royal Navy in and spent five years on convoy escorts, which were frequently menaced by Nazi U-boats. He was a teacher in Glasgow when a newspaper offered a prize for a short story. He was broke, so he wrote one. It not only won him the prize, but a representative of Collins, the publisher, suggested he write a book.

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The Guns of Navarone is a novel about the Second World War by Scottish writer Alistair MacLean that was made into the film The Guns of Navarone in.
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The Greek island of Navarone does not exist and the plot is fictional; however, the story takes place within the real historical context of the Dodecanese Campaign , the Allies' campaign to capture the Italian-held Greek islands in the Aegean Sea in The story is based on the Battle of Leros , and Leros island's coastal artillery guns — among the largest naval artillery guns used during World War II — that were built and used by the Italians until Italy capitulated in and subsequently used by the Germans until their defeat. The story concerns the efforts of an Allied commando team to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress that threatens Allied naval ships in the Aegean Sea , and prevents over 1, isolated British soldiers from being rescued. The Guns of Navarone brings together elements that would characterise much of MacLean's subsequent works: tough, competent, worldly men as main characters; frequent but non-graphic violence; betrayal of the hero es by a trusted associate; and extensive use of the sea and other dangerous environments as settings. Its three principal characters — New Zealand mountaineer-turned-commando Keith Mallory, American demolitions expert "Dusty" Miller, and Greek resistance fighter Andrea — are among the most fully drawn in all of MacLean's work. The island of Navarone, off the Turkish coast, has been heavily fortified as the Germans attempt to stifle British naval activity in the Aegean. A force of twelve hundred British soldiers is now marooned on the nearby island of Kheros another variation of the island Keros, which is situated to the west of Amorgos and the Royal Navy is planning to send ships to rescue them.

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