Book Reviews

  1. Brave as a Lion

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Author:
    Christopher Brice.
    The life and times of Field Marshall Gough 1st. Viscount Gough.
  2. The Japanese Navy in WW2

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    David C Evans (ed.)
    The Pacific War at sea from the Japanese perspective
  3. Last of the Kriegies

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Albert Gunn & Charles Clarke
    RAF POW story.
  4. Prisoner Of The Swiss by Daniel Culler & Rob Morris

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Author:
    Daniel Culler & Rob Morris
    Trying to escape from Switzerland ! A shot up B-24 reaches Switzerland and crash lands. Hopes of a quiet chance to escape and slip across the border to the Allies turn to inhumane treatment and a subsequent cover up by the US forces
  5. Tigers at War. The Princess of Wale`s Royal Regiment

    Author:
    Michael Scott
    25 Years in Front Line Modern Conflict
  6. Sirens

    Author Rating:
    3/5,
    Author:
    Joseph Knox
    Sirens is a debut novel set in the gritty bits of Manchester. The protagonist is a policeman (with flaws, obviously) and the backdrop is the drug scene with a disappearance that needs solving. Not being a Mancunian, nor a policeman (saintly or flawed) nor a drug user I struggled to identify much with the hero which, as the book is written in the first person, was a bit of a blow. It also means that I can’t comment on whether the stunted character development is an accurate reflection of...
  7. The Last Ironsides

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Author:
    Jonathon Riley
    The English Expedition to Portugal 1662-1668
  8. The Falaise Gap Battles Normandy 1944.

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Simon Forty and Leo Marriot
    The denouement of the battle of Normandy, the fighting around Mont-Ormel and Chambois in August 1944 and the pursuit of the retreating Germans provided the Allies with an immense victory. The furious fight by the Germans to escape is detailed here.
  9. Vikings - Raiders from the Sea

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Kim Hjardar
    Casemate Short History Series
  10. Under The Devil's Eye - Britains Forgotten Army At Salonika 1915 to 1918

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Author:
    Alan Wakefield and Simon Moody
    First published in 2004 and now updated for 2017, this book explains the background, politics and reality of the campaign fought in Macedonia. It was essentially a French led affair in support of the Serbs who faced being overwhelmed by a German-Austro-Bulgarian offensive. As an ally Britain could not ignore French requests for support but was determined not to invest more than was absolutely necessary in terms of men and material. By some deft political footwork, Britain was able to secure...
  11. Gladiators - Fighting to the death in Ancient Rome

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Author:
    M.C. Bishop
    Casemate Short History Series
  12. Traitors Spring

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Author:
    Robert Wilton
    Historical, fictional.
  13. Wingfield at War

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Author:
    Mervyn Wingfield
    An entertaining story of a hard-fought war in submarines
  14. The Battle of the Odon

    Author Rating:
    3/5,
    Author:
    Georges Bernarge
    Before and after illustrations showing the chronology of the Battle.
  15. Through Albert's Eyes

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Author:
    A Bentley-Buckle
    A very interesting sea story about a very interesting person.
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