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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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Is Britain a Christian country?3 secs ago

didn´t the archbisop of Canterbury or sinilar decree today that Eng/uk is no longer a Christian country?Home goal or not realy a believer?

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Australia

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Often wonder about the morality of scalping poor buggers who are stupid enough to pour the rent money and the kids food money into one armed bandits.

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Andy, having spent much of your life in the Indy thread, you obviously have a capacity for boredom my friend...

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ARRSE: Site Issues

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Books

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Review: Death on the Don: The Destruction of Germany’s Allies on the Eastern Front Jonathon Trigg.1 week 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

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

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Review: Hearts of Green – John Marsh1 week ago

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Review: The Caravaggio Conspiracy by Alex Connor2 weeks ago

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Review: Combat Camera by Christian Hill2 weeks ago

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Review of The Fallen by John Garfield2 weeks ago

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

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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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