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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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Make Simon Weston a Knight1 min ago

Thats very good of him, but just how up to date is someone who did two years man service and left the forces 32 years ago? Just because the rich and famous get an award is not a justification for anyone else to get one.

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Scottish Independence Round 23 mins ago

If you're talking hs2, I believe Glasgow and Edinburgh. It goes to the continent through hs1 aka the channel tunnel

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Major Gun Find In East London12 mins ago

Have a like, because I suspect that your post is uncomfortably close to the truth. The link is inappropriately named, it should be http://crimeandlackofjustice.co.uk. Cynical me? Perish the thought.

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Int Corps

The Abbotts Club12 mins ago

Tja, man muss ja auch in Betracht ziehen, dass der russische President schon ganz gut informiert ist, ueber Desutschland - insbesondere kennt er den Grossraum Dresden ziemlich gut. Es scheint wie ein Rueckkehr in die guten alten Zeiten, als die Mauer immer noch da war. Slava ofitseram i sotrudnikam...  »More

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Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

Jihadists Take Control of a Secretive US Base in Libya14 mins ago

Would you like to express an opinion, comment or even crack a joke about it? Or are you just an analogue RSS feed?

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Economics

Economic crisis21 mins ago

My bold, nothing in that statement is inconsistent with what I have said. More to the point it proves my assertion that for many passengers traveling through LHR it is very inconvenient. I have also worked at Birmingham and that is also true, indeed Birmingham is also capable of Long haul. If...  »More

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Cornish Independence24 mins ago

All we need it a NO vote from the Scots to can this subject of independence of anything ! for at least 2 generations.

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How would Russia fare in a war against NATO?24 mins ago

In which case, Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty is the simple answer. Article 5 said: The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if...  »More

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Military History and Militaria

Zeebrugge Raid25 mins ago

Memorial to three officers and one mechanic who were killed on the mole. Memorial in Zeebrugge Churchyard with both British and German War Graves.

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Old & Bold

Smart Civ Dress to attend a course?26 mins ago

Is the ACF so overwhelmed by applicants that they can afford to turn people away over matters sartorial?

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Max Clifford arrested31 mins ago

" The jury has been sent home after a fifth day of deliberations and will reconvene at 10:00 BST on Thursday. The six men and four women were called back into Southwark Crown Court after lunch on Wednesday, where they informed the judge they had been unable to reach unanimous decisions on all...  »More

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Where is this Aircraft?49 mins ago

Very much off thread ... my outstanding memory of the Vulcan was some ~30+ years ago ... I was on the Eildon Hills near Melrose and I saw several flying so low I was higher than they were and was able to see into the cockpits as they appeared to slowly and majestically fly by .... back on thread .

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Sports, Adventure Training and Events

Formula 1 - 2014 season50 mins ago

So, Max Chilton? Very comendable that his has yet to fail to finish a race but is that down to the fact that he isn't trying hard enough or pushing the limits? Yes he's in a car that wouldn't win a soapbox race but is he showboating for a better drive by being Mr Reliable? His final...  »More

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Competitions

HOMEGROUND CONCERT - EDINBURGH 31st May52 mins ago

I have extended this promotion for a bit as uptake has not been high. Now I did not expect that, being up in the sticks and all, but if you fancy a trip to Edinburgh (not included in the promotion) and a concert thrown in (promotion) then get your name down. I will keep this going until 4th May...  »More

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Army Reserve

bounty and days.53 mins ago

Whilst I have a lot of sympathy with your position, this is a case of picking the "least worse" option. Effective and credible training is progressive. It is hard for it to be progressive if you don't have consistency of attendance, because a proportion of those attending wont have...  »More

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Books

Review – The Great War for Peace by WIlliam Mulligan2 days ago

A different perspective on the Great War. Not all of it is unique, novel or for that matter perceptive, but Mulligan does provide some valid and interesting points, despite the book meandering through all sorts of concepts, almost like a

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Review: A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire by Heather Dawe2 days ago

This is described, by the author, as an unofficial guide to the first two stages of Tour de France 2014. It’s a useful and attractive guide to the roads and scenery that will be tackled by cyclists on Saturday 5th

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Review: Keane’s Challenge by Iain Gale2 days ago

Set against the backdrop of the Peninsular War, the maverick officer, Captain James Keane, and his band of (not so) reformed rogues cock a snook at one of Napoleons generals and bring the massive French army to battle at a

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Review: God of Vengeance by Giles Kristian6 days ago

The year is 785 and King Gorm has betrayed an oath and slain Jarl Harald and his village, with the exception of his youngest son, Sigurd, who manages to escape the slaughter. Sigurd is hell bent on revenge and is

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Review: Death on the Don: The Destruction of Germany’s Allies on the Eastern Front Jonathon Trigg.6 days ago

Nazi Germany’s assault on the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941, Operation Barbarossa, was the largest invasion in history. Almost 3.5 million men smashed into Stalin’s Red Army, reaching the gates of Leningrad, Moscow and Sevastopol. But not all

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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: Look Who’s Back, A Merciless Satire by Timur Vermes1 week ago

This mercilessly satirical novel sends up our media-obsessed society in a splendid way, pulling no punches and sparing no-one. It has sold 1.5 million copies in Germany and has been translated into 38 languages. It has already been optioned for

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Review: Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law by Aaron Edwards1 week ago

Subtitled ‘Aden and the End of Empire’, this excellent book describes the Arab insurgency and end of British colonial rule in Aden, and its hinterland, the Radfan.  All aspects are covered, predominantly from the British perspective but the focus of

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Review: Hearts of Green – John Marsh1 week ago

Review brought over from Rum Ration Well, what could possibly go wrong? I read the book over a couple of evenings, sat in my comfy old armchair, with a good slug of finest brandy. It was a fair old yarn,

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Review: The Caravaggio Conspiracy by Alex Connor1 week ago

This book follows on from “The Rembrandt Secret” but is a standalone book in its own right. However, reading the first would put a lot of the characters into perspective. The lead character, Gil, worked as an investigator in the

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Review: Combat Camera by Christian Hill2 weeks ago

From Auntie Beeb to the Afghan Frontline .  May 2011, Afghanistan: Camp Bastion is under attack, the Sun’s defense editor is about to catch  the wrong helicopter, and a famous TV war reporter (and actor) is missing half his kit

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Review of The Fallen by John Garfield2 weeks ago

I thought I would have a quick read of this book, flicking through the photographs, noting the war cemeteries I have visited myself.  However, that was not to be.  I finished up spending hours with maps (and Google Earth) looking

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Review: A Very Strange Way To Go To War by Andrew Vine2 weeks ago

This is the excellently narrated story, now released in paperback, of how the P&O liner Canberra was requisitioned (STUFT) in 1982 and despatched to the Falklands War as a troopship. The book covers in fine detail the commandeering, conversion and

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Review: For Exemplary Bravery – The Queen’s Gallantry Medal by Nick Metcalfe MBE QGM2 weeks ago

Metcalfe has written an exemplary book about a medal awarded for Exemplary Bravery; an award that he himself holds. This must be the definitive record of this medal to date. It covers the situation prior to the initiation of the

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Review: The Road to Dunkirk by Charles More3 weeks ago

This is a book about a battle which was overshadowed by Operation Dynamo. It concerns the battle of the Ypres -Comines Canal in 1940. Once the writer gets into his stride, and describes the battle itself, its an exciting and

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