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Waffen SS on the Eastern Front

This new book contains rare and never before published photos of the Waffen-SS in combat and at rest 1941-45. Quote "The author Ian Baxter obviously has a great eye for unusual and interesting photographs"

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Failure in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Britain got almost everything wrong and should admit its failure
Old news perhaps, but vehemently expressed by Rory Stewart MP in the Telegraph on Monday. Read ARRSE users' reactions in one of the busiest threads of the week.

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Books

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Review; Images of War. Waffen-SS On The Eastern Front By Ian Baxter.1 week ago

This book is part of the Images of War series by the author. It contains rare and never before published photographs of the Waffen-SS in combat and at rest on the Eastern Front. Now as per the advert I can

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Review: Combat Camera by Christian Hill1 week ago

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Review of The Fallen by John Garfield2 weeks ago

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Review: The Road to Dunkirk by Charles More2 weeks ago

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