By Ray Wiss
In 2007-08, Dr. Ray Wiss, a former infantry officer, served with the Canadian Forces at ahead working bases in Khandahar's Panjwayi valley, the world experiencing the main severe wrestle in Afghanistan. He spent extra time within the wrestle quarter than the other Canadian healthcare professional, and his winning first e-book, FOB Doc, was once the diary of his time outside the wire” in the course of that travel of duty.
Captain Wiss' adventure in Afghanistan confident him that this clash used to be a unprecedented instance of an ethical conflict. whilst requested to come back for a good longer journey of responsibility within the wrestle region, he conveniently agreed. once more, he stored a diary, writing with ardour concerning the efforts, sacrifices and achievements of these Canadians who served with such contrast. Illustrated with over a hundred color pictures, A Line within the Sand tells us approximately nearly all kinds of soldier struggling with in Afghanistan: the bomb technician, the engineer, the strive against medic, the grunt” in addition to in regards to the Afghans, from whom we're probably so diversified but with whom we percentage lots. it's an impassioned insider’s view of the warfare in Afghanistan and a resounding testomony to why it matters.
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He arrived at the capitol building well before the naval office opened. When at last the clerk opened the door, Bowater found a seat, addressed it with his handkerchief, and waited for his appointment to be called in the order it was made. He sat, undisturbed, for six hours. ” Samuel stood, smoothed out his frock coat, took up his bundle of papers, and stepped through the door. The first he saw of Stephen Mallory was the top of the Secretary’s head and his unruly mop of hair. Mallory was seated, his elbows planted on his desktop, his head, which he was slowly shaking, sunk in his hands.
She is the CSS Cape Fear. Eighty feet in length, eighteen feet on the beam, draws seven feet aft. Screw propulsion. She is, in fact, a tugboat. Current armament…none. ” Bowater could not help but smile. He was aware that there were plenty of very senior captains from the old navy who were commanding vessels not much better than this. Men who had owned the quarterdeck of some of the most powerful steam warships in the world were now scrambling to command converted riverboats and steam packets. ” “Well, you are in luck.
McCauley waved him away, did not meet his eye. Alden fairly ran out of the commodore’s office, raced back to Merrimack and up the brow. Lieutenant Murray, first officer of the Cumberland, who had volunteered to help with Merrimack, was on deck. He was in discussion with Chief Isherwood. “Mr. ” “Most high miracle,” Isherwood said dryly. ” “God and Commodore Pendergrast, reminding him of his duties. ” Poindexter was the Merrimack’s first officer. Alden would have expected to find him on deck as well.