Threads of The War, Volume III: Threads of The War by Jeremy Strozer

Threads of The War, Volume III: Threads of The War

byJeremy Strozer

Kobo ebook | October 9, 2016

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“Very poetic! Enjoyed it, thanks!!” - Ricky 

Threads of The War, Volume III collects and shares personal narratives during real events across the span of The 20th Century's War. Building off of the success of Volumes I and II, Threads III takes us from the private study of the Kaiser in the summer of 1914, through the trench on the last day of World War I, across the frosty Icelandic landmass in 1940 into the hills of Korea in 1951. 

Within short easily-readable, yet emotionally compelling, bursts Threads III continues opening the door to the personal facet of war; exposing the reader to the facts, fictions, and fallacies of armed violence. Following each story, the reader is provided specific and revealing facts about the events narrated, offering both entertainment and education within the time it takes to read a blog-post. 

If you like WEB Griffin, Tom Clancy, Robert Harris, or Mark Twain you'll love Jeremy Strozer. 

Here's a snippet: 

Flare-Up 

“Ready?” Captain Simeral inquires into the intercom. 

I am perched on my knees overlooking the flare release chute. Located next to the radioman’s station just inside the front bulkhead separating the flight cabin from the forward bomb bay, this chute allows me to project objects out from the pressurized cabin into the surrounding sky. As the radio operator, it’s also my duty to signal the other planes in the formation when it’s time to come together before the bombing run. 

One green flare rests comfortably in my right hand; one 20-pound phosphorous smoke bomb canister is perched against my left foot. With my shirt sleeves rolled up to my Mae West life jacket, my right arm is outstretched, at the ready over the chute. My eyes are locked onto the arm of Captain Simeral, awaiting the signal to release the flare. 

After 17 missions, 10 in combat, I shouldn’t still have nerves when releasing flares. 

“Ready,” I reply. 

Simeral, not one to rush anything, sits at the controls on the left side of the cockpit, waiting for the exact moment to give that signal. 

Formation flying takes far more precision and fuel than individually heading toward the target. As we approach the target, though, it makes more sense to create a tight box so our bombs are more concentrated on the target area and our machine guns can be mutually supportive against enemy aircraft. 

Just over Aoga Shima, a small volcanic island about 175 miles, or 45 minutes, out of Koriyama, Simeral’s right arm rises. 

Without looking or thinking, I release the green flare down the chute. 

“Away,” I report. 

Immediately, I bend down to pick up the phosphorous canister waiting next to my left foot. 

Simeral will signal for the release of this one at any moment. 

My eyes lock with his right arm again. I stand ready to do my job. 

It’s the eternity in between action I love, not the action itself. Anticipation for action; this is where the life of a moment resides. 

Simeral’s arm rises once more. “Now, Sergeant,” he calls out. 

Again, without thinking, I pull the pin on the phosphorous smoke bomb canister, starting its six-second fuse, before releasing it down the narrow chute. 

FFFFllloonnKKKKKKKKK 

Wha. . . 

An overwhelming and all-encompassing whiteness instantly replaces everything. Pain projects across my face toward my right ear. Every exposed surface of my skin is burning. 

I CANNOT SEE! 
 

Title:Threads of The War, Volume III: Threads of The WarFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 9, 2016Language:English

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“Very poetic! Enjoyed it, thanks!!” - RickyRaw personal emotions. Human trial, triumph and tragedy. Can we experience War through the eyes of the soldiers and civilians who lived it?See the sites, hear the sounds, and read the stories of war from a unique perspective: behind the eyes and in the mind of its participants. From the private study of the Kaiser in the summer of 1914, through the trench on the last day of World War I, across the frosty Icelandic landmass in 1940 into the hills of Korea in 1951 be there as a participant in the formation of the world in which we live today. From the private study of the Kaiser in the summer of 1914, through the trench on the last day of World War I, across the frosty Icelandic landmass in 1940 into the hills of Korea in 1951 be there as a participant in the formation of the world in which we live today.Threads 3 is the third collection of flash-fiction in the Threads of The War series. If you like history, personal narrative, and have a short attention span, you’ll love Jeremy Strozer’s touching prose.Grab a seat and a copy of Threads of The War, Volume 3 to see war through the eyes of the men, women and children who lived and died in it.