The Mighty Krait

The Mighty Krait

The Mighty Krait is a compelling, uplifting and unforgettable story of Australian military history - and the importance of reminding all Australians of the courage and service of our armed forces.

Author: Ian McPhedran

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9781460709801

Category: History

Page: 256

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The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history. For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler played a key role in one of World War II's most audacious and successful commando raids. In September 1943, fourteen young Z special operatives sailed the small fishing boat from Australia to Japanese-occupied Singapore. Battling deadly tides, fierce storms, hostile ships and detection from the air, this little ship and its courageous young crew made it to the heart of the enemy stronghold to make a daring raid that destroyed 30,000 tonnes of enemy shipping. Operation Jaywick still rates as one of the greatest Special Forces operations of all time. But its story doesn't end there. Neglected and left to rot for years, it has taken a mighty and concerted effort by a dedicated few to save and restore the little ship with a big past and display it as a permanent memorial to Australian Special Forces. The Mighty Krait is a compelling, uplifting and unforgettable story of Australian military history - and the importance of reminding all Australians of the courage and service of our armed forces.
Categories: History

In Green s Jungles

In Green s Jungles

At the moment of death, it seemed to me that the mighty trees bent over Krait as I
did—that he was in some sense their son as well as in some sense mine. I was
conscious of their trailing lianas as female presences, wicked women in green ...

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142991548X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Gene Wolfe's In Green's Jungles is the second volume, after On Blue's Waters, of his ambitious SF trilogy, The Book of the Short Sun. It is again narrated by Horn, who has embarked on a quest from his home on the planet Blue in search of the heroic leader Patera Silk. Now Horn's identity has become ambiguous, a complex question embedded in the story, whose telling is itself complex, shifting from place to place, present to past. Horn recalls visiting the Whorl, the enormous spacecraft in orbit that brought the settlers from Urth, and going thence to the planet Green, home of the blood-drinking alien inhumi. There, he led a band of mercenary soldiers, answered to the name of Rajan, and later became the ruler of a city state. He has also encountered the mysterious aliens, the Neighbors, who once inhabited both Blue and Green. He remembers a visit to Nessus, on Urth. At some point, he died. His personality now seemingly inhabits a different body, so that even his sons do not recognize him. And people mistake him for Silk, to whom he now bears a remarkable resemblance. In Green's Jungles is Wolfe's major new fiction, The Book of the Short Sun, building toward a strange and seductive climax. "Wolfe's narrative glows, rich and seductive as ever."--Kirkus Reviews At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Night of the Krait

Night of the Krait

With renewed energy I gave it one last , mighty heave . With a crash the sink
came right off the wall and I tumbled into the wall opposite . The sink fell on my
back , fell off , shattered on the floor , the plastic pipe bending easily under my
weight .

Author: Shashi Warrier

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143064371

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 406

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Terrorists From The Free Kashmir Front Hijack A Coach On The Shatabdi Express With Forty People, Just Outside Madras. A Nephew Of The Defence Minister Is Among The Passengers. Within The First Five Minutes They Have Killed A Railway Guard And Caused The Authorities To Panic. The Special Operations Force, A Team Of Crack Commandos From The Army, Is Called In To Deal With The Crisis. Heading The Operation Is Lieutenant Colonel Rajan Menon&Mdash;Raja&Mdash;Who Is Soon Convinced That These Are Not Ordinary Terrorists. They Have The Backing Of A Highly Intelligent But Crooked Head. He Dubs The Ruthless Genius The Krait. Raja Leads His Men In A Brilliant Rescue Operation In Madras, But He Knows This Is Only The Opening Gambit In A Sinister Plan Devised By The Terrorist Mastermind; The Krait Will Strike Again. And He Realizes With Dismay That The Enemy Might Be One Of Them . . .
Categories: Indic fiction (English)

The Kaliani Wind and other Jungle Stories

The Kaliani Wind and other Jungle Stories

I was confused, a child of Class–III could handled such powerful snake, a mighty
king cobra, where from he got the ... The mice in the village attracted all kind of
snakes, cobra, common krait, banded krait, vipers, dhaman etc. were found in the
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Pustak Mahal

ISBN: 9788122312683

Category: Animals

Page: 351

View: 765

Categories: Animals

The Holy Bible with Notes

The Holy Bible     with Notes

... up the fea , I make the rivers thalt bave , after thou haft loft che a wilderness :
their fish finketh , Other , thali fay again ja thine ears , because there is no water ,
and The place is too krait for me : give dieth for thirft . place to me that I may dwell
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017081990

Category:

Page: 12

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The Old Man and the Harley

The Old Man and the Harley

You have no conception of what snakes are until you have been out here—
makes our slithering friends on Tongue Mountain seem mighty tame. There are
the banded krait, who is no less nasty than his compatriots the cobra, pit-viper, ...

Author: John Newkirk

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418567286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 720

Ride with a father and his son on an amazing journey through America's past. In the summer of 1939, with the nation balanced between the Great Depression and the gathering winds of war, young Jack Newkirk set off on a rickety Harley to see both the New York and San Francisco World's Fairs. He had no way of knowing it was to e the autumn of his youth, and that his entire generation would soon be thrust into the most devastating conflict in history. Seven decades later, author John J. Newkirk retraces this epic ride with his father, Jack, in a silent hope the old soldier will still be proud of the America he fought for. Each mile brings discovery as the author learns of his namesake, the heroic Squadron Leader of the legendar Flying Tigers, and of his father's life on the road and in the jungles of the South Pacific during World War II. The result is quintessential Americana, a sweeping portrait of the grit, guts, ingenuity, and sacrifice that defined a nation, and a timely lesson from the Greatest Generation on how we can overcome our most pressing challenges and reclaim the American Dream.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Publications

Publications

The Fr. groseille and Span. grosella are corruptions of Ger. kraitsel. ... of Elie
Towne much spoken are, The Leaden Lanthorn, Maries Chappell rare, The
mighty Mil-hill in the Minstre field, And fruitful Vine-yards which sweet wine doe
yeeld.

Author: English Dialect Society

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858029108465

Category: English language

Page:

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Categories: English language

The Changi Brownlow

The Changi Brownlow

There might be the depression of leaves under slithering pythons, cobras, or the
krait, whose poisonous bite killed a human in seconds. All the sounds that broke
the eeriness were perpetual worries for most. But not Chitty. He kept the code of ...

Author: Roland Perry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780733627354

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 617

This is the moving, powerful and surprising story of a group of Australian POWs who organise an Australian Rules Football competition under the worst conditions imaginable - inside Changi prison. After Singapore falls to the Japanese early in 1942, 70 000 prisoners including 15 000 Australians, are held as POWs at the notorious Changi prison, Singapore. To amuse themselves and fellow inmates, a group of sportsmen led by the indefatigable and popular ‘Chicken’ Smallhorn, created an Australian Football League, complete with tribunal, selection panel, umpires and coaches. The final game of the one and only season was between ‘Victoria’ and the ‘Rest of Australia’, which attracted 10 000 spectators, and a unique Brownlow Medal was awarded in this unlikely setting under the curious gaze of Japanese prison guards. Meet the main characters behind this spectacle: Peter Chitty, the farm hand from Snowy River country with unfathomable physical and mental fortitude, and one of eight in his immediate family who volunteered to fight and serve in WW2; ‘Chicken’ Smallhorn, the Brownlow-medal winning little man with the huge heart; and ‘Weary’ Dunlop, the courageous doctor, who cares for the POWs as they endure malnutrition, disease and often inhuman treatment. Changi Brownlow is a story of courage and the invincibility of the human spirit, and highlights not only the Australian love of sport, but its power to offer consolation in times of extreme hardship.
Categories: History

A Dictionary of the English and German Languages English and German

A Dictionary of the English and German Languages  English and German

die Stärke , Krait Worte 2c . ) . 5. mild , süß ( dem Geituace Midmost , mídómóst ,
adj . mittelite . Ceines Eides re . ) . Suak . ( jetzt strength vo . naut ) ) . 6. ruhig ,
janjt ( v . Karatter ) . 7. miro , Midmost , s . die Mitte . ( nacht . force ) . 3. + der gute
 ...

Author: Christoph Friedrich Grieb

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112124478733

Category: English language

Page:

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Categories: English language

Glossology

Glossology

Being a Treatise on the Nature of Language, and on the Language of Nature
Charles V. Kraitsir. bic and short hand ; not only will the other save seven hours
and a half , but when his work is done it will be more beautiful to the eye , and a ...

Author: Charles V. Kraitsir

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022442074

Category: English language

Page: 240

View: 453

"The science of language is currently known under the name of Philology. This term was interpreted in antiquity as follows : love of speech--Plato; love of speaking on philosophic subjects--Socrates; love of hooks--Alexandrine School, where the study of ancient writers began; love of knowledge--Isocrates, Aristotle, (hence Eratosthenes was called philologos or learned); eruditio, doctrina, literarum studium and cognitio--Romans"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
Categories: English language

Putnam s monthly magazine of American literature science and art

Putnam s monthly magazine of American literature  science  and art

The efforts of the ingenious inventor, with whose name the enterprise is so
closely allied, have been directed to the accomplishment of a mighty undertaking.
Whether the use ... AMERICAN. — Dr. KRAItsir's Glossology, a Treatise on the
1853.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10617692

Category:

Page:

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Putnam s Magazine

Putnam s Magazine

The efforts of the ingenious inventor, with whose name the enterprise is so
closely allied, have been directed to the accomplishment of a mighty undertaking.
Whether the use ... AMERiCAN. — Dr. KRAItsir's Glossology, a Treatise on the
1853.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012225897

Category:

Page:

View: 986

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The American Magazine

The American Magazine

His eyes were mighty scaredin a club on Fifth Avenue No , I'm “ This country is
hell , ” said I to looking too . wrong . They'd ... He doubted everybody , but he
believed He was bottling a krait , one of those “ Let the story loose , ” I said . “ I
have ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D002100398

Category:

Page:

View: 202

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American Magazine

American Magazine

His eyes were mighty scaredin a club on Fifth Avenue No , I'm “ This country is
hell , ” said I to looking too . wrong . They'd ... He doubted everybody , but he
believed He was bottling a krait , one of those “ Let the story loose , ” I said . “ I
have ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000494338

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 827

Categories: American literature

Collier s

Collier s

For just sleeping krait along it . ... A goat staked out along the I crossed the room
and looked inland . river bank is an acceptable offering Tall ravenallas waved
their mighty to the god , but how much more so is a fans of glossy green along the
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019941288

Category:

Page:

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Journal of the Senate of Texas

Journal of the Senate of Texas

Speaker Rayburn then directed Kraitcher . Self . the Chief Clerk and Secretary to
Landry . Shannon . compare the votes cast in the two Lane . Singleton . houses
for United States Senator . Lawson . Smith of Atascosa . The vote was compared
 ...

Author: Texas. Legislature. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:096251136

Category:

Page:

View: 610

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Herald of Gospel Liberty

Herald of Gospel Liberty

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MANY --to-t i.ii-i- thro-1 Poor on now. N. Y., 1*c. 7, 1914. *** * * * r * or to Your
notice- and ap- to-- roll to The Arn-ri-o-n - hiri-ti-an ("onit on off-r no re--lved While
I ...

Author: Elias Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89092857861

Category: Theology

Page:

View: 136

Categories: Theology

Journal

Journal

Speaker Rayburn then directed Kraitcher . Self . the Chief Clerk and Secretary to
Landry . Shannon . compare the votes cast in the two Lane . Singleton . houses
for United States Senator . Lawson . Smith of Atascosa . The vote was compared
 ...

Author: Texas. Legislature. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068359549

Category: Texas

Page:

View: 360

Some vols. have appendices consisting of reports of various state offices.
Categories: Texas