Book Reviews

  1. Retribution Road

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Antonin Varenne
    Fiction, Adventure, Murder.
  2. The Highway; by C.J.Box

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    C.J.Box
    A Cassie Dewel story.
  3. Bring Me The Arse Of Saddam

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Nigel Ely
    One man's fight for truth, justice and Saddam's arse
  4. Resolution

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    David Rutland and Emma Ellis
    A valuable addition to the historiography of the American War as well as a fascinating piece of biography.
  5. Heinkel 111. The early years -Fall of France, Battle of Britain and The Blitz. By Chris Goss.

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Chris Goss.
    A pictorial history of this iconic German bombers early use in combat. Part of the Air War Archive series.
  6. Gordon Welchman: Bletchley Park’s Architect of Ultra Intelligence

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Joel Greenberg
    Code breaking at Bletchley Park and post War.
  7. SS Peiper

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Charles Whiting
    A history of the life, war, imprisonment and death of the commander of Kampfgrüppe Peiper
  8. Battle for Angola

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4.75/5,
    Author:
    AL J. VENTER.
    The end of the cold war in Africa 1975 -89
  9. Victoria Crosses on the Western Front 1917 to Third Ypres

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Paul Oldfield
    This book is one of a series by the author, who became interested in the VC actions during his army career, and covers the period January to July 1917. In the first half of the book, each VC action is described in detail with trench maps current at the time, photographs of the sites today, old photographs, and detailed descriptions of where to park if you are visiting the battlefield. The actions are set in the context of overall strategy for the day/week in question and I found this very...
  10. The Ice March

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Peter Darman
    The story of Mikhail Petrov, an impoverished peasant from a small village near Moscow who is drafted into the Russian Army at the beginning of WW1 in 1914.
  11. The Mask of Command

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Author:
    Ian Ross
    Novel set in Ancient Roamn times of 317 AD on the Rhine frontier
  12. Lawrence of Arabia's War

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Author:
    Neil Faulkner
    This was a challenging book to review; not light reading. On the plus side, it is hugely informative, well-written and provides a wealth of new information. I learned an enormous amount from it. Having read almost everything that had previously been published about T E Lawrence, I thought that I knew a great deal about him. Clearly, insofar as Lawrence's time in the Middle East was concerned, there were many gaps in my knowledge. We are indebted to Dr Faulkner, who is a Research Fellow at...
  13. The Crushing of Army Group North 1944-1945 on the Eastern Front by Ian Baxter.

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Ian Baxter.
    The Crushing of Army Group North 1944-1945 on the Eastern Front by Ian Baxter. Part of the Images of War series contains rare photographs from wartime archives.
  14. Harsh Lessons – Iraq, Afghanistan and the changing character of war

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Ben Barry
    A study of COIN Ops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  15. The Surrender Of Singapore Three Years of Hell 1942-45

    Author Rating:
    3/5,
    Author:
    Stephen Wynn
    1942 ,within months the Island Fortress with its 15" naval guns and air defences would fall to Japanese attack. Heralding three years of atrocities torture and privation to POW and civilian alike.This book tells the stories of those involved
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