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

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 truthfully say “It does what it says on the tin”.

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Review: Look Who’s Back, A Merciless Satire by Timur Vermes

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 film. It has reportedly upset Chancellor Angela Merkel badly, which

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Review: Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law by Aaron Edwards

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 this book is the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, their charismatic

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Review: Hearts of Green – John Marsh

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, but I failed to warm to the main character at

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Review: The Caravaggio Conspiracy by Alex Connor

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 murky world of art dealers. Two men are found murdered

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Review: Combat Camera by Christian Hill

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 and wants his trainers back. Christian Hill is preparing to

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Review of The Fallen by John Garfield

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 at the places of battle depicted in this book, even

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Review: A Very Strange Way To Go To War by Andrew Vine

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 loading up of Canberra for war. It goes on to

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

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 award, the event which prompted its inception, the degree of

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Review: The Road to Dunkirk by Charles More

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 pacy read. 

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