Hopes of Victory

by Shaun Chapman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/30/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 544
ISBN : 9781984554512
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 544
ISBN : 9781984554529
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 544
ISBN : 9781984554505

About the Book

A true story and a sweeping saga of a family at war, Hopes of Victory is a moving odyssey of the Chapman and O’Sullivan families. Going back in time to King Arthur in the Dark Ages, to the end of the Knights Templar order in the late 13th Century, and a swashbuckling ancestor, Captain de Croix, who harrassed English shipping around 1600 AD, to John Chapman who was the first Englishman to lay a claim on Southern African shores, to Thomas Reinholds who landed in Virginia, America, in 1625, and James Chapman a hunter and explorer . . . During WWI, one son is sent to Turkey and is captured while two sons are sent to France with only one returning, badly injured and with a shattered soul . . . In 1939 a new war begins and Britain finds herself alone and adrift amid stormy seas threatening to engulf her. With German bombers raining death and destruction on London’s populace Stanley William Chapman scours the rubble to pull Nazi victims to safety, with many dying in his arms. After his uncle is killed he vows vengeance upon all Nazis and joins the navy. With his brother Ernest serving on HMS Arethusa and his other sibling Jimmy in the 8th Army, Stanley heads off into the wild Atlantic to face the wrath of German U-Boats and the ocean itself . . .

About the Author

Shaun Chapman is a committed conservationist and chairman and founder of RAPTOR, a conservation and anti-poaching organization. He is the author and creator of The James Spillaney Casefiles, The Rocky Adventure Series, The Solar Princess Series and many other titles. He was born in Wales and spent his life globetrotting, from New Zealand, the United States, Australia, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. At present he is working on new book titles and focusing on a series of environmental books and the ROCKY’S WORLD TV series. He is also the editor of RAPTOR – Leader of the Earthwize Generation, an online environmental magazine. The author has spoken at over two hundred schools on conservation with ‘Rocky in the Wilderness’ being a firm favorite with educators as The Rocky Adventure Series imparts environmental principles through the weave of the storylines.