Visit the ancient city of Troy and learn about its significance in Greek mythology as the main battlefield in the Trojan War. On the journey from Istanbul, stop for lunch in the coastal town of Eceabat, and then enjoy a walking tour around the archaeological site of Troy. Learn about the different eras that stamped their mark on the fascinating settlement and see the famous Trojan Horse statue before returning to Istanbul.
Discover the final days of World War 2 on this half-day walking tour of Berlin. Learn all about the events leading up to Germany’s final surrender as you visit the city’s most significant historical sites with your knowledgeable guide. Learn about the Soviet attack as you follow the route toward the final battlefield for the Reichstag, see the site of Hitler's bunker, and discover from where the German Luftwaffe was coordinated. Hear how WW2 developed and how life was for the people at that time, especially those who opposed the regime, and discover how the cruelties came to an end in 1945.
Old City Hall of Sarajevo is one of the most interesting places in Bosnia. How did Romeo and Juliet Bridge appear to be in Sarajevo? Have you heard about Hiroshima of Sarajevo, the Battlefield of Žuæ hill? Can you feel Bosnian culture walking in Bascarsija, Historic Market in the city center? So much new history- Olympic Bobsleigh ruins, Oslobodenje newspaper Building, Ruins of Home for the Aged. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Sniper positions around Sarajevo and Bosnian Serbs Siege Lines, Ex Parliament, Tunnel under the Airport, Minefields around Sarajevo, Ruins of the Jewish Cemetery, Ex Yugoslav Army Camp (Marshal Tito), King Fahd Mosque and much more.
Your trip will begin with a scenic 55-minute ride from Washington DC’s bustling Penn Quarter to Virginia’s cozy Bull Run region – site of the first major battle of the American Civil War. En route, you will traverse the beautiful George Washington Memorial Parkway with an elevated view of the Potomac River and Georgetown. Upon arrival, you will enjoy an optional walking tour of the Winery at Bull Run’s historic grounds before tasting the vineyards palatable selection of wines. Established in 2012 as a scenic working farm vineyard, The Winery at Bull Run lies on 225 acres adjacent to Manassas National Battlefield Park and next door to an equestrian farm. The winery itself was built to represent the two types of historic barns in Northern Virginia – a smaller 1800s-style barn and a larger 1920s-era dairy barn complete with a hayloft and hay lift cable and beam. Try combining the bold and opulent flavors of your wine with delectable appetizers available for purchase!
Historic 2-hour "walking tour" covers a 2 mile area that starts and ends in the same location. Walk through the actual locations were history was made. Tour provides guest a glimpse into the History of Atlanta, Civil War to Civil Rights. Hear combined stories from the 1864 Battle of Atlanta with the 1964 Civil Rights, at locations where both intersect on the battlefield. This battle is known not only for its strategic and military significance but also for political importance. Highlights include: Creek Indians, Atlanta's Birth and Development,Civil War, The Burning of Atlanta, The Battle of Atlanta in East Atlanta, Rebuilding the City, Segregation - White Flight Integration and Gentrification. The Battle of Atlanta was fought on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Union forces commanded by William T. Sherman, wanting to neutralize the important rail and supply hub, defeated Confederate forces defending the city under John B. Hood.
Mutant Year Zero Road to Eden is a turn-based role-playing game for PC, developed by The Bearded Ladies studio, and published by Funcom. The game is based on Swedish tabletop RPG Mutant. In Mutant Year Zero, the players take control of a group of three individuals, mutated humans who survived a global outbreak and search the desolate ruins of the old world in search of resources. The game features an isometric view of the map, similar to that of Fallout: Tactics, turn-based combat mechanics which emphasizes tactical approach o conflict.GameplayIn game, the player is in control of a three-member party. Each member of the party possesses unique abilities and skills. These are divided into three categories, passive, minor and major. Passive abilities include temporary boosts to mobility, increasing damage in certain scenarios, etc. Minor and major skills can be used against enemies, with effects varying on the type of skills. Each skill has its own cooldown period, which is counted in the number of kills the character gets.The combat in Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is waged in turns. When entering the ambush, or battle mode, the player can no longer move their character freely, only positioning them once per turn. The grid that the characters can move on is divided into white, orange and red areas. White areas take one action point to move into, while orange ones take two. Red areas are completely inaccessible to the player.In combat, the player is given to action points per turn. Some actions and skills may require spending both of these, so the player should think carefully about their tactics and situation on the battlefield. Players should also consider their surroundings. Battlefields with elevated areas can prove useful and might gain the player necessary advantage and increase their chance for victory.The player characters can use abilities like walking, shooting, reloading, healing and hiding. There is also a special ability called overwatch, which allows the player to skip their turn and attack during the enemies’ phase. The timing of the action is decided tactically by the computer. Enemy units are also able to use that skill, for example, to intercept the player character en route to a favorable position.Story and charactersIn the future, the world has fallen to the Red Plague – an unknown disease, which outbreak decimated the majority of Earth’s population. The survivors took refuge in the Ark – the last bastion of humankind. They are led by the Elder, the only one who remembers the world from before the outbreak.Some of those who did not fall victim to the plague were turned into mutants, terrifying hybrids with unique powers. Taken in by the Elder to live in the Ark, they serve as Stalkers, hunter-gatherers, who traverse the wastelands of the old world, named the Zone, searching for resources.You are one of them. Selma, Dux and Bormin, a team of stalkers, are sent on a mission to retrieve Hammon, a technician capable of running the rapidly deteriorating ark. On your quest you will traverse the Zone, facing the threats you couldn’t even dream of. ReceptionMYZ Road to Eden for PCwas met with a very positive reception. Critics and players alike praised the video game for a fresh approach to the tactical RPG genre, difficulty requiring the player to think their actions through as well as an engaging story set in an interesting world filled with memorable characters.
Shattered Bloodline is a brand-new Chapter for Dead by Daylight, which includes a new Map. Purchasing the Shattered Bloodline DLC will unlock its new Killer, new Survivor, and an exclusive item for the new survivor.What lies beneath the mundane can be terrifying. Under the layers of quaint family life, violence festers. When this dark rampant force lashes out, lives are broken and families shattered. Wrath was her bloodline. She came home to find unimaginable horrors, which left their mark. Now she walks, haunting and vengeful, between this world and the next. Adam Francis has no legacy, no inheritance. Everything he owns, he had to earn. Disciplined and driven, he knows he can do anything when he puts his mind to it. His hard work paid off when he found a job miles away from home. Now living in Japan, he shares the hard lessons he had to learn on his own. The SpiritShe inherited incredible fury from her ancestors. The wrath that flows through her veins is her legacy. The terrible pain she suffered set it off. Swift and lethal, The Spirit exacts her revenge endlessly. The Spirit is a phase-walking Killer able to catch Survivors off-guard with her traversal power, Yamaoka’s Haunting. Killer Power - The Spirit: Yamaoka’s HauntingYamoka is the name she carries from her ancestors, who unleashed hell on the battlefield. The Spirit draws her power from their wrath, haunting the living as retribution for her suffering. The Spirit can use her power, Yamaoka’s Haunting, to enter an ethereal plane and phase-walk to a new location, unseen by human eyes. While Yamaoka’s Haunting is active:-The Spirit may traverse freely to a new location, moving at a faster rate for a short duration. She is still confined to movement within the physical environments and surroundings.-The Spirit leaves the physical plane, losing sight of all Survivors. She can, however, still sense the scratch marks they leave in the environment.-The Spirit will produce an audible cue at her current location. Once the power has ended, The Spirit retains her speed boost for a brief period and her husk fades away.Using Yamaoka’s Haunting depletes The Spirit's power bar. The power bar will automatically replenish over time. The power bar must be fully replenished before it can be triggered again.The Spirit comes with 3 new perks.Spirit FuryEvery time a pallet is broken, the fury of The Entity builds within. After breaking 4/3/2 pallets, the next dropped pallet you interact with will be instantly broken by the Entity.Hex: Haunted GroundSpawn 2 trapped Hex Totems. When 1 of the 2 trapped Hex Totems is cleansed by a Survivor, all Survivors suffer from the Exposed Status Effect for 40/50/60 seconds. The remaining trapped Hex Totem immediately becomes a Dull Totem.RancorObsession Perk when a Generator is completed. The Obsession location is revealed to you for 3 seconds and the Obsession sees your aura for 5/4/3 seconds. When the Obsession is dead, all Survivors location are revealed to you for 3 seconds each time a Generator is completed.The Inspiring TeacherBorn and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Adam is a resourceful teacher whose expectations of himself and others are higher than most. He is a driven autodidact who always strives to improve himself. Finding opportunity miles away from his island, he built a new home from scratch. In Japan, he was seen as a hard teacher with a good heart. While he was tough during class, he held study sessions every day after school and spent hours answering any student’s questions. His kind nature allows him to adapt easily and resolve difficult situations. Adam’s personal perks help him to distract The Killer, survive desperate situations, and become more skilled as the trial continues.Adam Francis comes with 3 new perks.DiversionActivatable Perk. Standing within the Killer Terror Radius while not in a chase for 45 seconds activates the perk. Once the perk is activated, press the Active Ability button while crouched and motionless to throw a pebble, which creates a loud noise notification for The Killer at a distance of 10/15/20 Meters. The perk deactivates once it has been used. “There’s what is easy and then there’s what is right. If you confuse the two, there’s no telling what you become.” Adam FrancisDeliveranceAfter performing a safe hook rescue on another Survivor, the perk activates. You now have a 100% chance to unhook yourself during the escape attempt. A successful Deliverance from the hook triggers the Broken status effect for 100/80/60 seconds. “I was raised by a strict man who taught me how to make the best of a bad situation.” Adam FrancisAutodidactYou start the trial with a -25% progression penalty for Skill Checks to heal Survivors. For every successful Skill Check completed while healing a Survivor, you receive a Token for a maximum of 3/4/5 Tokens. Each Token grants you a +15% bonus progression for a successful Skill Check while healing Survivors. Great Skill Checks cannot be performed while using Autodidact. Autodidact is not active when using a Med Kit to heal.“There’s no limit to what you can achieve, as long as you back it up with hard work.” Adam FrancisExclusive Item for AdamThe Shattered Bloodline Chapter includes an exclusive item for Adam, the Graduation Day Suit, only available as part of the DLC. Please note that this item cannot be purchased separately. THE YAMAOKA ESTATE: FAMILY RESIDENCEThe estate was bought by the first of the Yamaoka, a shipwreck survivor, who came from a distant ashy island. He washed ashore just as political tensions sparked the flames of war. Yamaoka joined the battlefield and unleashed hell on his foes. No one could match the raw fury of his katana, which elevated him to a legend. They say his devilish mask haunted the dreams of all men. His fame grew as he spilled blood on both sides of the conflict. With power came wealth, which he used to buy the estate and begin his legacy. The land was passed down from one generation to the next, each one leaving its mark on the landscape. The garden grew and expended through the ages. Now only an old maple tree remains untouched from Yamaoka’s era, representing the whole family. While the Yamaoka estate displayed a glorious past, the family residence was falling apart. The house needed numerous renovations to remain habitable. The last generation of the Yamaoka family were facing troubled times. Their finances were dire and the situation worsened when the daughter started university, just a few months before the mother became ill. Shouldering both university fees and hospital bills, the father worked past exhaustion. To keep a roof over their heads, he profaned their legacy. The walls of their ancestral home were sealed with moldy materials for a cheap fix. As the house was stripped of its integrity, an old anger was awakened.
Author and unique TV writer Merrill Markoe considers the battlefield of her love-life and finds that hope springs eternal.MERRILL MARKOE is an Emmy-award winning TV writer (Late Night with David Letterman, TV Nation) and prolific author of books including What the Dogs Taught Me, How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love, The Psycho Ex Game, and Walking in Circles Before Lying Down.This piece was recorded at Un-Cabaret's series "Say the Word", featuring great comedy writers reading their own original first-person nonfiction at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.ADVISORY: Some material may not be appropriate for minors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Lapides, Merrill Markoe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/cabc/000048/pf_cabc_000048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They melted like snow on the ground, one officer said - wave after wave of Federal soldiers charging uphill across an open muddy plain. Confederates, fortified behind a stone wall along a sunken road, poured a hail of lead into them as they charged...and faltered...and died. “I had never before seen fighting like that, nothing approaching it in terrible uproar and destruction,” said one eyewitness to the slaughter. “It is only murder now.”The battle of Fredericksburg is usually remembered as the most lopsided Union defeat of the Civil War. It is sometimes called “Burnside’s folly”, after Union Commander Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside who led the Army of the Potomac to ruin along the banks of the Rappahannock River. But the battle remains one of the most misunderstood and misremembered engagements of the war. Burnside started with a well-conceived plan and had every reason to expect victory. How did it go so terribly wrong?Authors Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White have worked for years along Fredericksburg’s Sunken Road and Stone Wall, and they’ve escorted thousands of visitors across the battlefield. Simply Murder not only recounts Fredericksburg’s tragic story of slaughter, but includes invaluable information about the battlefield itself and the insights they’ve learned from years of walking the ground.Simply Murder can be enjoyed in the comfort of one’s living room or as a guide on the battlefield itself. It is also the first release in the new Emerging Civil War series, which offers compelling and easy-to-listen-to overviews of some of the Civil War’s most important battles and issues.About the authors: Chris Mackowski is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, and also works with the National Park Service at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, which includes the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Saxon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146602/bk_acx0_146602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.