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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 19

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 19 “No time,” Mrs. Miranda replied. “‘They’ll be along,’ said the man who took our oaths of enlistment.” “No basic training . . . never mind, silly question.” The old woman smiled. … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 18

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 18 CHAPTER SEVEN “In the first assault on Vicksburg, Grant’s theory (when an enemy is disorganized an assault will overwhelm him) broke down, because he failed to realize that a mob of … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 17

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 17 *** With three small moons, Hecate, Eris, and Bellona, tides were generally lesser on Terra Nova than on Old Earth. There were odd exceptions, as when all three moons were in … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 16

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 16 “As to how we’re going to do that, sir, let me show you the port as you’ve said, and then let me lead you to the engineer. He’s shown me how.” … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 15

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 15 CHAPTER SIX “Therefore, the best warfare strategy is to attack the enemy’s plans, next is to attack alliances, next is to attack the army, and the worst is to attack a … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 14

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 14 Log Base Alpha, so called, Balboa Province, Balboa Avilar was still away, taking care of some details with graves registration and seeing to the men put in hospital. He’ll be along … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 13

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 13 At least that was what happened when the maniple Cruz was accompanying was hit from the flank by a unit–hell, was it even a platoon?—of Tauran paras. The maniple commander went … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 12

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 12 CHAPTER FIVE “In all the trade of war, no feat Is nobler than a brave retreat.” –Samuel Butler,┬áHudibras Estado Mayor, Sub camp C, Ciudad Balboa, Balboa Carrera sat on a camp … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 11

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 11 HAMS Typhoon, South of Cristobal, Shimmering Sea Alone in his suite–spacious by shipboard standards, and prettified a bit, but still gray paint over cold steel–where he could expect not to be … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 10

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 10 CHAPTER FOUR “War is a natural condition of the State, which was organized in order to be an effective instrument of violence on behalf of society. Wars are like deaths, which, … Continue reading

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