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Review: German U-Boat losses during World War II by Alex Niestlé

There are books of lists and there are extremely useful books of lists – this volume falls firmly into the second category. The German U-Baot was the greatest threat to Atlantic ship movement by the Allies, and even the successful prosecution of the war. Trade and military movements to the

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Review: Black Night for Bomber Command by Richard Knott

Bomber Command had other enemies than the Luftwaffe. On the night of 16th/17th December 1943, the weather closed in at the RAF airfields. Forty three aircraft crashed trying to land, killing three hundred and twenty eight aircrew. It was a far higher casualty rate than the twenty-five aircraft the German

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Review: The Last Dragon by M K Hume

King Artor is dead and Ector is the legitimate heir to the throne. Briton is under threat from invading forces and a new hero is about to emerge. Arthur is a young boy growing up in the Arden Forest but his life is turned around when he finds out he

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Review: Anzac – Sari Bair by S Chambers.

The Gallipoli Landings of 1915 were degenerating into a bloody stalemate. This book tells the tale of General Hamilton’s gamble to seize the high ground dominating the Dardanelles and to advance to the East to allow the Navy to force their passage.

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Review: Tours Of Duty – Vietnam War Stories. Edited By Michael Lee Lanning

“Never question the virtue of a man’s wife or the veracity of his war stories“. Thus once rebuked by a former Korean and Vietnam veteran, the editor has put together a wide range of war stories based on his personal experiences and those of trusted friends and colleagues.

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Review: Operation Oyster: Rijken, Schepers and Thorning

Operation Oyster was a low level daylight raid on 6th December 1942 by a mixed force of Ventura, Boston and Mosquito aircraft from the RAF’s No 2 Group.  The target was the Phillips factory at Eindhoven; a major manufacturer of electronic valves. Luftwaffe demand for values was rising rapidly for

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Review: Firearms Guide 5th Edition

I was asked again by Bad CO if I would review the Firearms Guide 5th Edition on DVD which he’d been offered by the publisher. The blurb states that it presents over 59,000 models of Firearms, airguns and ammo from 705 manufacturers worldwide which makes it pretty comprehensive. Using the

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Review: Britain’s Great War Experience by Peter Liddle

The author has brought together an illustrated history of the Great War, trying to show all aspects of life for Britain both at home and overseas. The book starts with a lengthy and informative introduction by Liddle which is probably well summed up by the last sentence, talking about appropriate

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Review – Criminal Enterprise By Owen Laukkanen

The story hits you like a sledgehammer, from the first line, you are quite literally sucked into the action of this book which only has four main characters with a small supporting cast which makes for a very fast exciting read.  This book I should imagine would be ideal for

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Review: To Fight Alongside Friends – The First World War Diaries Of Charlie May. Edited By Gerry Harrison

Like so many of his compatriots Captain Charles May of 22nd Manchester “Pals” Battalion and Commander of B Company, kept a daily account of his thoughts and experiences right up until his final moments before being killed in action on the first day of the Somme – 1st July 1916.

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