Red Storm Rising - Study Guide Chapters 18 through 21 Summary & Analysis

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First Lieutenant Mike Edwards is in the tower of the air base at Keflavik, Iceland, when the Russian attack begins. The planes go out to meet the threat but are largely unsuccessful as Mach-1 missiles begin to erupt and put the air base completely out of operation within minutes. Then, a pilot discovers four hovercraft about to land on the Iceland coast, just miles from the base. The craft were disguised aboard the Julius Fucik and have now been deployed. The Navy finds the Julius Fucik and fires a missile into her side but is unable to sink the boat. Fighter pilots do some additional damage, including killing most of the bridge crew and injuring the ship's captain, but have no missiles remaining to fire. The captain is seriously injured and has no experienced crew to follow his orders, so makes a drastic decision. He...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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