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Book Reviews

  1. Four Flags, The Odyssey Of A Professional Soldier Part Two

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Author:
    Dan Barr
    Dan Barr has served in four Armies ultimately loosing his legs to a landmine . Following many operations unbelievably he returned to active service .
  2. The Barbary Corsairs: Warfare in the Mediterranean 1480-1580

    Author Rating:
    3/5,
    Author:
    Jacques Heers
    Historical academic book
  3. Very Special Intelligence

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Patrick Beesly
    A fascinating account of the thinking behind the Royal Navy's war 1939-45
  4. Beachhead Assault the story of the Royal Naval Commandos in World War II

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    David Lee
    A well written description of the forming of the Royal Naval Commandos, their training and involvement in landings throughout the second World war.
  5. Caesar's Footprints: Journeys Through Roman Gaul

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Bijan Omrani,
    A well written tale of the rise of Julius Caesar
  6. Attack on the Scheldt

    Author Rating:
    1/5,
    Author:
    Graham A Thomas
    One of the less studied parts of the Second World War is the opening up the port of Antwerp. Following the collapse of German resistance in Normandy the Allies advanced at an impressive pace (actually faster than the planning timetable). This of course placed logistics under huge pressure and, as ever in armoured warfare, the availability of fuel became an increasing concern as the tanks moved ever further from Normandy. Although the port of Antwerp was taken with relative ease the Scheldt...
  7. Deadly Game

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Matt Johnson
    Fictional detective story about people trafficking and the Uk secret services.
  8. The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Alexander Boyd
    A fundamental and exhaustive analysis of the process that led to the destruction of HMSs Prince of Wales and Repulse
  9. Never So Innocent Again

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Richard Llewellyn Davies and Haydn Llewellyn Davies
    WW1 diary of a young Welsh soldier.
  10. Passchendaele

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Paul Ham
    Requiem for Doomed Youth. A very full account of the Battle of Passchendaele
  11. Less Than A Treason

    Author:
    Dana Stabenow
    A mystery in Alaska, someone goes missing but then it points towards a set of bones by some orienteers
  12. Aurore

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Graham Hurley
    A spy story set in the days prior to D-Day with plenty of twists and turns.
  13. Vehicle Art of World War 2 - John Norris.

    Author Rating:
    3/5,
    Author:
    John Norris
    As it suggests, a book on artwork applied to vehicles of World War 2
  14. Military Technology of the First World War

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Author:
    Wolfgang Fleischer
    Development, use and consequences
  15. Red Earth

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Tony Parks
    A baby is kidnapped in the blazing African heat, can an old bushranger and hot-headed helicopter pilot find the child before malevolent forces do?
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