Tick a few travel destinations off your Manila bucket list and embark on a day tour in one of the most popular historical sites near the Metro! Be a time traveler for a day and explore the aged ruins of Corregidor Island on a tram! Unravel the rich history of this heritage place that had served as a strategic military defense area against warships invading the coast of Manila during World War II.
Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of The Iliad. Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger play the legendary lovers who plunge the world into war, Eric Bana portrays the prince who dares to confront Achilles, and Peter O'Toole rules Troy as King Priam. Director Wolfgang Petersen recreates a long-ago world of mighty warships, clashing armies, the massive fortress city and the towering trojan horse. 'If love is worth fighting for, it has known no greater battle than this.' It's known no greater action-epic movie either.
A ruddy sun has set on the gauntlet that nearly killed Jake, Cole, and Skeeter in San Francisco. Storm clouds loom on the horizon, promising the inevitability of an airship battle with the nefarious Colonel Szilágyi. Blood Curse, the second audiobook in the Blood War chronicles, drops Jake and his friends into the middle of a war between the Free Territories and the Empire of Texas. In the shadow of warships, mechanized infantry, and spies, he discovers a world he couldn’t possibly have imagined and begins to understand what fate has in store for him. Jake doesn’t want that destiny, but his growing feelings for Lady Corina Danesti lead him down a path of death and destruction on a scale that could encompass worlds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Kahlenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120809/bk_acx0_120809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.2018, Titel: Cobi 3080 - World of Warships, ORP Blyskawica, polnischer Zerstörer, Konstruktionsspielzeug, Bausatz, 680 Teile, Hersteller: Cobi, Sprache: Deutsch, Handbuchsprache: Deutsch, Altersempfehlung (ab): 8 Jahre, Rubrik: Spielzeugfiguren & Spielwelten, Verkäufer: averdo
It's one of the stealthiest, most dangerous underwater warships ever built - and it's about to set off World War III. Silent at less than five knots and capable of a massive nuclear warhead punch, it's the 240-foot Russian Kilo-class submarine. Strapped for hard cash, the Russians have produced 10 new Kilos for Beijing. The Chinese have already received three of the subs, and now the last seven are ready to be delivered - a code-red situation the Pentagon must avert. Armed with a full strike force of Kilos, China can cripple American interests, shatter the balance of power, and successfully achieve the unthinkable in the Pacific Rim. But not if the newly appointed national security advisor, wily Texas admiral Arnold Morgan, can stop them - using the navy's deadliest covert forces. In a breathtaking race against time, a team of Navy SEALs penetrates deep inside the remote waters of Northern Russia on a daring mission of destruction. And in the icy darkness of the North Atlantic, a brave US captain takes his 7,000-ton nuclear vessel on a hair-raising trip beneath the polar ice cap to head off a powerful Russian cordon determined to transport the Kilos at any cost. Horns locked in a tense game of geomilitary survival, each of the world's three most powerful nations knows that one mistake will mean all-out war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005419/bk_harp_005419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scotland’s historic capital city was closely involved in World War One in many important ways, and on this fascinating and sensitive full-day private tour we explore the locations, and the stories and people behind them. You’ll see:- Original training trenches, dug by the troops themselves- The hospital where war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon met- The lodging house of a pre-war German spy- Memorial to the fallen of Heart of Midlothian Football Club- Consulting rooms of Edinburgh’s WW1 medical heroine Dr Elsie Inglis- Birthplace of General Sir Douglas Haig, British supreme commander- Leith Drill Hall (Royal Scots)- Memorial to the terrible Quintinshill railway disaster of 1915.- Lunch at the Royal Scots Club, itself a living memorial to the war.- Site of the April 1916 Zeppelin bombing-The Firth of Forth, site of (still) the greatest assembly of warships in history in November 1918-The moving and beautiful Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle
Dead Wake by Erik Larson is a nonfiction account of the German unterseeboot, or U-boat, sinking of Lusitania, a British merchant vessel belonging to Cunard Line, on May 7, 1915, and its aftermath. On the night of May 6, 1915, Captain William Thomas reassured the passengers in the first-class lounge as the ship approached the "area of war" off the southern coast of Ireland. The Great War, later known as World War I, had been raging in France since July 28, 1914, following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. In August of 1914, President Woodrow Wilson's wife, Ellen, died of Bright's disease. Her death left Wilson grief stricken. Two days before her death, Britain entered the war in Europe. Wilson chose to keep America neutral in the war and refused to allow British and German warships to enter US ports. Please note: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035892/bk_acx0_035892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the US Navy had a total of 111 submarines. However, this fleet was not nearly as impressive as the number suggests. It was mostly a collection of aging boats from the late teens and early twenties, with only a few of the newer, more modern Gato-class boats. Fortunately, with the war in Europe was already two years old and friction with Japan ever increasing, help from what would become known as the Silent Service in the Pacific was on the way: there were 73 of the new fleet submarines under construction. The Silent Service in World War II tells the story of America's intrepid underwater warriors in the words of the men who lived the war in the Pacific against Japan. The enemy had already begun to deploy advanced boats, but the U.S. was soon able to match them. By 1943, the new Gato-class boats were making a difference, carrying the war not just to the Japanese Imperial Navy but to the vital merchant fleet that carried the vast array of materiel needed to keep the land of the Rising Sun afloat. As the war progressed, American success in the Solomons, starting with Guadalcanal, began to constrict the Japanese sea lanes, and operating singly or in wolfpacks, they were able to press their attacks on convoys operating beyond the range of our airpower, making daring forays even into the home waters of Japan itself in the quest for ever more elusive targets. Also taking on Japanese warships, as well as rescuing downed airmen (such as the grateful first President Bush), US submarines made an enormous contribution to our war against Japan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Perkins, Jo Anna Perrin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011228/bk_tant_011228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sol's warships paid the ultimate price for threatening the Haraken and New Terran worlds. Now, Haraken president Alex Racine and his Méridien partner, Renée de Guirnon, are engaged in a desperate gamble to stop a war between their worlds and United Earth's (UE) massive forces before it starts. What's Alex's grand plan? He hasn't a clue, but his people believe in him and hope he will find a way to protect them. Alex does have powerful assets: the Haraken space fleet; the genius SADEs, mobile Haraken digital intelligences; and the defected UE scientists, who are providing a wealth of intelligence about their home world. Arriving at Sol, Alex discovers the perfect opportunity to make his statement to the UE Supreme Tribunal in the form of the aging Idona Station, which has fallen into disrepair as UE militia and rebels battle for control. Alex explains his unorthodox plan when he says, "The UE tribunes will succumb when we overpower them with prosperity." The Harakens work to meld Idona's militia, stationers, and rebels into the Haraken's view of the world, one based on peace, purpose, and equality. The Tribunal is at odds over the Harakens' interference in their system, forcing the rifts in the UE's political structure to widen into chasms. In the exciting conclusion to Haraken, the series' previous book, Sol is the story of a clash of cultures and ideals as Earthers struggle to find a way toward a successful new future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009301/bk_blak_009301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In May 1941 the German battleship Bismarck, accompanied by heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, broke out into the Atlantic to attack Allied shipping. The Royal Navy's pursuit and subsequent destruction of the Bismarck was an epic of naval warfare. In this new account of those dramatic events at the height of the Second World War, Iain Ballantyne draws extensively on the graphic eyewitness testimony of veterans to construct a thrilling story, mainly from the point of view of the British battleships, cruisers, and destroyers involved. He describes the tense atmosphere as cruisers play a lethal cat-and-mouse game, shadowing the Bismarck in the icy Denmark Strait. We witness the shocking destruction of the British battle cruiser HMS Hood, in which all but three of her ship's complement were killed, an event that fueled pursuing Royal Navy warships, including the battered battleship Prince of Wales, with a thirst for revenge. While Swordfish torpedo bombers try desperately to cripple the Bismarck, we sail in destroyers on their own daring torpedo attacks, battling mountainous seas. Finally the author takes us into the last showdown, as battleships Rodney and King George V, supported by cruisers Norfolk and Dorsetshire, destroy the pride of Hitler's fleet. This vivid, superbly researched account portrays this epic saga through the eyes of so-called ordinary sailors caught up in extraordinary events. Killing the Bismarck is an outstanding book, conveying the horror and majesty of war at sea in all its cold brutality and awesome power. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009581/bk_blak_009581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first British major success of World War II was when the Royal Navy forced the preying pocket battleship, Graf Spee, to scuttle at sea. Hitler had ordered a blockade of the British Isles and for some months German U-boats and warships caused havoc among allied merchant shipping carrying vital supplies. In 1941, the one sided battle of the Atlantic became more even when the Royal Navy started moving ships in convoy with escorts using radar and information from British scientists who had cracked the Kreigsmarine version of the Enigma Code captured by the Royal Navy. The perils of the Atlantic were only equalled by the convoys on the run to northern Russia. Sub-zero temperatures, pack ice and appalling weather conditions plus the menacing Luftwaffe and the German Navy based in Norway, made it one of the most hazardous actions of the entire war. Meanwhile, in the air, bomber planes of the RAF and U.S. air force were incessantly bombarding German industries and cities. Casualties on the ground were devastating and the life expectancy of the aircrew was alarmingly short. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000021/bk_rhuk_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
USS Missouri (BB-63) ist ein amerikanisches Iowa-Schlachtschiff, das auch "Mighty Mo" oder "Big Mo" genannt wird. Dies ist das letzte von den Vereinigten Staaten gebaute Schlachtschiff in der Geschichte. Auf seinem Deck wurde am 2. September 1945 die Kapitulation des japanischen Reiches unterzeichnet, die den Zweiten Weltkrieg offiziell beendete. Sie nahm unter anderem an der Schlacht um Iwo Jima und Okinawa sowie am Koreakrieg teil. Das Modell aus COBI-Bausteinen im Maßstab 1: 300 ist eine echte Herausforderung für alle Bauherren. Es besteht aus 2.400 Elementen und erfordert mehrere Stunden intensiver Arbeit. Es ist genau 91,5 cm lang und 20 cm hoch. Es ist eine einzigartige Dekoration für jede Sammlung von Geschichtsinteressierten, Nautikern und Militaristen. Es hat bewegliche Elemente wie Artillerie-Türme und Kanonenrohre, Propeller oder Ruder. Das Set enthält einen speziellen Ausstellungsständer mit dem Namen des Schiffes, der auf dem Schild aufgedruckt ist. Die Edition wurde unter der Lizenz des beliebten Online-Spiels World of Warships veröffentlicht. Die Anleitung enthält einen speziellen Einladungscode für neue Spieler (7 Tage Premium-Konto, Albany - American Premium Tieru II-Kreuzer, im Hafen platziert) und einen Bonuscode WOWs PC (3 Premium-Konto-Tage 20x Reparatur- und Notfallgruppe II), die funktionieren in Europa und Nordamerika. Geschätzte Bauzeit des Modells: ca. 8 Stunden. Bitte beachten Sie: ausschließlich Vorbestellungen im COBI-Online-Shop enthalten ein spezielles Schild mit dem Namen des Schiffes und einer individuelle Modellnummer, das mittels Lasergravur ein Echtheitszertifikat eingraviert hat! Dieses spezielles Schild ist in keiner anderen Verkaufsstelle erhältlich. Alle Vorbestellungen aus dem COBI-Onlineshop werden mit einer Liefergarantie versendet.