This was about 10 percent of the total union fighting force. Amputee daniel inouye with bob dole at percy jones army hospital in battle creek, michigan. The same monsters as usually but this time with a higher technology. The time period was set to be around 20 years after the events of book 8 of the lost regiment series. If america is to remain the hope of the world then we must regard democracy as a workable living. The series consists of eight books, with a ninth one that takes place after a time. During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action. Down to the sea the lost regiment, book 9 by william r. The first in a series on a unit of civil war soldiers transported to another planet where previous generations of humans from around the world and throughout history are fighting against an alien race who uses them for food. Harry turtledove, author of the guns of the south and how few remain the lost regiment series is a parallel world of majestic sweep and gripping. T remember forstchen saying that hell write some lost regiment books around the time he was writing the alternate acw trilogy but that was years ago. Lost battles of the vietnam war cherrieswriter vietnam. On 02 february 1901, the 12th cavalry regiment was constituted in the regular army.
The 54th regiment massachusetts infantry was a volunteer union. Jan 23, 2014 lost battles of the vietnam war is a guest postthe author has completed extensive research and compiled this standout list of 70 specific battles. In 1962, texas governor john connally made the veterans of the 442nd honorary texans for their role in the rescue of the lost battalion. Factbased war drama about an american battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the argonne forest in october 1918 france during the closing weeks of world war i.
About the book the first in a series on a unit of civil war soldiers transported to another planet where previous generations of humans from around the world and throughout history are fighting against an alien race who uses them for food. Soon keane and his regiment learn this worlds terrible secret. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it. Fortunately for the regiment, there are other humans there, the only unfortunate thing is that there are three other tribes or hordes of alien human eaters as well. History and rhymes of the lost battalion book, 1928. The first book is about an acw regiment from maine on a steambat sailing inot a war and ending up on a planet where giant creatures that are organized and fight like mongols. Rally cry the lost regiment series book 1 kindle edition by forstchen. All the heroism and the horror of the hasty ps are relived in these pages. Ive been listening to william forstchens lost regiment series recently. Members of the 1st battalion of 141st texas regiment found themselves cut off and surrounded behind enemy lines with limited food and water. Army established an airfield near pleiku in central south vietnam, which grew to include logistics elements and a large advisory group. Donald smith took this picture of his friends in the 51st highland division before the war, all of whom died at st valeryencaux credit.
The next several books take up the story a few years later. Based on the idea given to me by bobby lee, i am going to make a scenario series based on the lost regiment books, the first one is the landing of the americans, from now on called yankees, and their struggle to surviv in the first few months of their landing. Last i heard, tom cruises production company acquired the rights to. The first thing you need to understand about the lost regiment series is that its a series to extreme. When union colonel andrew keane and his soldiers were sent through a spacetime warp, they end up in an alternate world where their rifles were centuries advanced over swords, spears and crossbows. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Rassemblement french 2008 3 terrible swift sword 1992 by william r. The 3rd cavalry regiment, formerly 3rd armored cavalry regiment brave rifles is a regiment of the united states army currently stationed at fort hood, texas the regiment has a history in the united states army that dates back to 19 may 1846, when it was constituted in the regular army as the regiment of mounted riflemen at jefferson barracks, missouri.
Order of lost regiment books the lost regiment is a series of science fiction novels by american novelist william r. Down to the sea the lost regiment, book 9 audiobook. On 08 february 1901, the organization of the regiment was started at fort sam houston, texas and was completed on 29 june 1901, under the command of colonel james n. I would post it right now, except i need a couple of suggestions on unit art. Ive started reading rally cry, the first book of the lost regiment series by william forstchen. Included in the fateful mission were companies a, b, c, e, g, and h from the 308th infantry regiment, company k, from the 307th infantry regiment, and companies c and d from the 306th machine. At the time of his leaving the army, he was a recipient of the bronze star medal and purple heart. Lieutenant michael obrien, pilot aboard the republic navy cruiser gettysburg, stumbles upon a fierce naval battle between warring factions of the kazan cousins to the hordes.
Get the audible audio editions of the the lost regiment series from the. Major hughes rose to the occasion, his courage under fire inspired his marines, earned him the navy cross, and most importantly, led his marines to victory. The setting of the book combines a solid level of historical u. That work describes the beginning of sas in the 19411942 period, whereas the regiment provides a much wider overview of sas history. Perhaps the most fabled episode in the history of the 100th infantry442nd regimental combat team rct, the rescue of the socalled lost battalion, took place in the vosges mountains in france at the end of october 1944. First novel in the acclaimed lost regiment series by the author of one. The 54th lost the battle at fort wagner, but they did a great deal of damage there. While some of the books are better than others, they must be read in order. The lost regiment is a series of science fiction novels by william forstchen. Researchers often utilize them to unearth minute details about individuals who served in a regiment, or about social and cultural aspects of military life or war, details often not mentioned in an index. Personal conduct please use a civil tone and assume good faith when entering a conversation. Rumors have swirled among marines that the 4th marine regiment is doomed to wander the pacific much like the mythical ghost ship the flying dutchman. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.
Dec 03, 2015 the lost regiment series moves like a bullet an exciting read. Down to the sea lost regiment, book 9 by forstchen, william r. Having had the privileged to read the book series, i must admit that unlike other world war books, the alien characters featured in the lost regiment are fairly imaginative and very properly defined as well. Civil war elements with an alternate world landscape. Reading book does not suggest to bring the printed a band of brothers.
Mass market paperback out of printlimited availability. The webbased app prototype is based on 10,000 most popular books. Charles whittlesey, the commander of the lost battalion. Listen to your favorite audio books online absolutely free. All posts must be directly book related, informative, and discussion focused. With ricky schroder, phil mckee, jamie harris, jay rodan. A bit on the fringe for alternate history, but definitely looks into the question of what if constant and desperate war had forced the american armed forces to continue innovating military technology past the point where it was in 1865, rather than slip into 20 years of stagnation. Novels, history, scifi, business, fantasy, bestesellers, business, fictions audiobook download. The crew of a wwii destroyer face their greatest challenge yet as they try to survive in a strange new world in the next thrilling book in the new york times bestselling series. After the battle of gettysburg, the 35th maine volunteer regiment is swept into a portal and lands on an alien world. Battle of lang vei in 1968, the nva surprised everyone by using light tanks to overrun the welldefended u. See the complete lost regiment series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Ordered to rescue them, the 100th442nd rct, engaged in nearly nonstop combat for six days, eventually reaching the lost battalion on october 30. By the time the war ended in 1865, about 180,000 black men had served as soldiers in the u.
Being a documentary this book is quite far away from a dry narration of events and recollections of participants of these events. The book mainly revolves around a union regiment from the united states civil war which was swept through a portal built by an alien race all the way to another planet that is far away from earth. The 21st, at this stage, numbered 500 men, having lost numerous soldiers to. Regimental histories have value beyond their obvious uses in documenting american military history. The 35th maine infantry regiment and the 44th new york light artillery battery are being.
I got the first 6 books very cheap and thought they seemed quite good. I have a library of over one thousand books in my home, and the lost resiment stands high as the best i have read. I am aware that platforms like amazon and goodreads provide book recommendations. The book was first released in 2000 which fits with the op picking it up from the airport in 2001. A lost battalion survivor visits the site about the same time as james leaks speech our first line of defense against the debauching barbarism of alien philosophies is to be found in our adherence to a living, vital spirit of americanism. The regiment, originally numbering slightly more than 1,000 men, departed worcester on august 23, 1861. Twenty years later, this book continues the saga of the lost regiment. Three members of the 442nd, barney hajiro, james okubo, and george sakato, were awarded the medal of honor for their participation in the rescue, although due to the discrimination of that era, they were originally awarded lesser medals. The lost regiment arrives near rus, which was founded by descendents of russians who arrived though the gate of light. The 21st regiment massachusetts volunteer infantry was an infantry regiment in the union.
The 77 th was dubbed the metropolitan division as most of the soldiers within it were from new york city and particularly the lower. A japanese american soldiers valor in world war ii. Book overview its been 20 years since the defeat of the alien hordes, and the human republic has been exploring and taming its new home. The lost battalion consisted of several different companies from the 77th division of the american expeditionary force aef stationed in france. Forstchen this is why we indicate you to make use of and also utilize the established modern technology. Tmp the lost regiment coming to a theater near you. This is a feudal system with boyars and a tsar, but the americans start to introduce their ideas and their technology centuries ahead of the rus tech to the system. Forstchen includes books rally cry, the union forever, terrible swift sword, and several more. The first human civilization they encounter on this planet resembles medieval russia, with boyars and priests ruling over the peasants and townspeople. For my final semester project, i built a small, easy to use, hassle free book recommendation system which gives you a list of books most similar to the book you enter. Boarding a transport ship after the battle of gettysburg, colonel andrew keane and his 35th maine regiment are swept into an alternate world. Jun 30, 2008 the first book is about an acw regiment from maine on a steambat sailing inot a war and ending up on a planet where giant creatures that are organized and fight like mongols. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading rally cry the lost regiment series book 1. Walmart books best sellers use alt shift right arrow to open the sub menu.
The striking tale is reenacted here by the soldiers who survived the harrowing experience. A truelife saga of human drama, violence and tragedy, the regiment is bestselling author farley mowats firsthand account of his experiences during world war ii in the hastings and prince edward regiment. Starting out during one of the last phases civil war, a regiment of the union army is hit by a lightning strike and sent to a faraway planet one with only medievallevel weaponry and technology. Forstchen is the author of the new york times bestseller one second after and we look like men of war, among numerous other books in diverse subjects ranging from history to science fiction. None of the books make sense unless read in strict chronological order. Forstchen is the first book in the lost regiment series. Jul 27, 2010 the book was first released in 2000 which fits with the op picking it up from the airport in 2001. Nov 19, 2018 the lost legion of carrhae and the mysterious army. The lost regiment series moves like a bullet an exciting read. The chinese description of the fish scale formation used by the mercenary soldiers bears a vague resemblance to the testudo formation practiced by roman legions. The 7th cavalry regiment was constituted in the regular army on 28 july 1866 at fort riley, kansas and organized on 21 september 1866. The hordes are surprised when they bump into human forces for the first time ever in real battle. But you wont find the men in these photos in history books they were enlisted. In some cases, as with chronicles of narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.
Last i heard, tom cruises production company acquired the rights to the series. In a hardfought battle the humans manage to prevail, weakening the tugar horde forever. By july 1866 this shortage had eased since many of the members of the disbanded volunteer outfits had by then. Second book in the lost regiment series, this one is a winner, too. Education books use alt shift right arrow to open the sub menu. Granted, the story is good, the action impeccable, but there are some inconsistencies in the idea. After officer training, whittlesey was shipped to the front as a captain of the 308 th infantry regiment, 154 th brigade, 77 th division. Although inouye had lost his right arm, he remained in the military until 1947 and was honorably discharged with the rank of captain. The little problem here is that these creatures have pretty much conquered the continent and travel across it expecting humans as tribute from every human city they come to. But have lost my paperback copies so was happy to see forstchens series starting to appear as an e book. The lost regiment series 8 book series kindle edition. Ralliement french 2007 2 union forever 1991 by william r.
Just hook up to the internet to get this book a band of brothers. This has led to the popular theory that these mysterious soldiers were in fact exiled roman legionnaires from the battle of carrhae. The 442nd suffered hundreds of casualties in rescuing 211 men. Special forces camp at lang vei, despite heavy american artillery and air support. Locus magazine one of the most intriguing writers today in the field of historical and military science fiction. At the end of the civil war, the ranks of the regular cavalry regiments were thin indeed, as were those of the other regular regiments. In what could turn out to be a very clever plot device, the author presents the new horde, merki, waging war by proxy against the republic, using as pawns the humans from cartha. The battle of belleau wood was hard fought and at one point 16 was down to only 100 men, from a starting strength of around 1, 000. The first human civilization they encounter on this planet resembles medieval russia, with.
Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Before the invention of planes they were using balloons and airships. This final novel in the lost regiment series finds colonel andrew keane and the soldiers of his 35th maine preparing to wage war against the alien hordes for the. Smith, a veteran of the mexican war, who had been a distinguished cavalry leader in the army of the west during the civil war, promoted to colonel, took command of the new regiment. The lost regiment is a series of science fiction novels written by william r. The lost battalion of world war i pieces of history. This is naval warfare, and the shifty cartha will prove tough customers in all the novels to come. The lost regiment who were left behind and forgotten after. Twenty years after the end of the wars there suddenly appears a new threat. Over bullets and 11 guns have been lost or stolen from the army, the ministry of defence. I have come upon this book after reading the phantom major by virginia cowles. I first read the lost regiment series years ago, and reread it many times afterwards. Of the 448 companies of cavalry, infantry, and artillery authorized, 153 were not organized, and few, if any, of those in being were at full strength.
Donald smith took this picture of his friends in the 51st highland division before the war, all of whom died at st valeryencaux. The plot revolves around a union army regiment and an artillery battery from the american civil war which get transported to an alien world. Rally cry the lost regiment series book 1 kindle edition by forstchen, william r download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. A book about this lost battle was published, and a short account is here.480 163 470 696 695 1391 552 81 441 929 1602 1566 322 618 1487 150 1616 367 1105 331 1198 982 84 163 1278 630 473 923 679 662 1049 1281 1266 784 842 246 133 544 708