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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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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

The Artic is warming up.17 mins ago

Hot on the heels of trouble in the Crimea, unsettling the Baltics, supporting Syria and thrusting at Japanese airspace that nice chap Mr Putin has now decided to militarize the Artic and assert what he thinks are Russian territorial claims:  »More

Weapons, Equipment & Rations

Basha Kit27 mins ago

I can picture the RAF Regt guys scratching their heads at this thread: "What's a basha Corporal?" "Ummmmm........I'm not sure SAC. Why do you ask?" "Oh I read something on ARRSE but haven't encountered it before. Not even on our dreaded 5 miler of death"

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ARRSE Social, Events & Networking

Cats. The Feline answer to The Arrse Kennel Club.30 mins ago

Bottleosmoke - Grumblegrunt is right, non-peeing cat is far worse and much more expensive. A few weeks ago my son called me from Los Angeles to let me know he was going to have to put a charge on the credit card I gave him for emergencies. He and his girfriend awoke at 3AM to a loud weird moaning...  »More

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Crimea Heating Up...38 mins ago

Grumblegrunt said: got no issues with jews, sodomites or nazis if they are honest about it.Click to expand... I questioned your sanity before - no questions remain after this profound...  »More

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Armed Forces Pension Scheme

Can SPVA get any worse1 hour ago

You're now a psychoanalyst ? Top man. Could you tell me then what 'guides' they're using if the 'guides' are out of date, and have been for 4 years or more. They have to be using something and that something must have been sanctioned. So there has to be a published...  »More

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Is Britain a Christian country?2 hours ago

supermatelot said: In 30 years, how many cemeteries will be clogged up with latte drinkers who in life professed to be atheist, and then depriving someone of being able to be buried near...  »More

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Scottish Independence Round 22 hours ago

I don't have a British passport, ----it's run out of date. If we porridge wogs go for it,I'll be claiming asylum,and demand a council house.

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The Intelligence Cell

The Bible2 hours ago

I'd be interested to see you dealing with the points in my post #6492 BP...avoidance? Since then there have been posts from others clearly showing irrational thinking. The...  »More

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Travel

which service has the best travel opportunities: Army, Navy or Air Force?3 hours ago

I suspect that it's less of which service you're in and more of what trade you do. A Sapper will have more scope for travel than an Infantryman simply because he doesn't have to drag an entire battalion around with him. Doubtless there are similar parallels in the other Services. For...  »More

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The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B

Leconfield Patient Zero4 hours ago

I had an RP at my first unit call me a nig, and like the nig i was i asked him 'whats a nig?' ......his face was a picture !!!

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The Intelligence Cell

Make Simon Weston a Knight4 hours ago

Whilst Weston suffered horrendous injuries I would say the past decade or so has produced many many more equally debilitating injuries on service personnel. Whilst Simon may have been rendered an ugly c unt...spare a thought for poor Dingerr - he's an ugly c unt as well and he can't even...  »More

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Economics

Economic crisis4 hours ago

According to evidence given to Parliament in 2012, 93% of passenger journeys through London's airports originate or terminate in London. According to the CAA, 51% of Heathrow's passengers actually live in Greater London. The second largest city in the UK is Birmingham, with a population...  »More

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War On Porn.4 hours ago

Is your 3YR old male or female? If female send her round in about 15 years. (If I'm still alive.)

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Army Reserve

bounty and days.5 hours ago

I understand that this is the case. But when your back and doing more in other months to compensate for the fall. The case for some of us is we turn up when we are able to as our work dictates. The reserve is a part time job. Not a full time role. Bills and need dictates otherwise. The fact we are...  »More

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The Intelligence Cell

“Post-nationalist Ireland has arrived.”5 hours ago

Great strides have been made in commemorating the dead of both world wars in recent years. The republican dogma of denying the Irish contribution and service within the British Army has largely been binned. There have been very public remembrance ceremonies recently. Probably because too many...  »More

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Sports, Adventure Training and Events

Formula 1 - 2014 season5 hours ago

I don't think Maldonado has a cat in hells chance of winning a WDC. His chance of getting a top drive has passed and he doesn't have the broader skill set around which a second echelon team (i.e. Lotus) could be built. None of the teams capable of bringing him a WDC would go near him; too...  »More

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Books

Review – The Great War for Peace by WIlliam Mulligan1 day 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 Kristian5 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

Books

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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