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  1. ancienturion

    Nottingham’s Military Legacy

    This is only a relatively small book of some 120 pages but extremely interesting because I know of only a couple of other books which describe county regiments. There is also a considerable amount of pertinent information and history relative to Nottinghamshire. The book begins with an...
  2. ancienturion

    The D-Day Training Pocket Manual 1944

    It will soon be the 75th Anniversary of Operation Neptune, more commonly known as D-Day even though many operations were designated D-Day for their own locations. With this anniversary soon to be upon us several books have appeared but this one is slightly different in that it doesn’t really...
  3. ancienturion

    Destination Dunkirk: The Story of Gort's Army

    The author had personal experience of Dunkirk having been commissioned into the Regular Army as an officer in the Buffs in the summer of 1939 and was one of those evacuated from Dunkirk on May 31st 1940, after which he served throughout the war in different theatres. Following his marriage in...
  4. old_fat_and_hairy

    Normandy '44

    I thought that I knew all about ‘D’Day. I’ve watched ‘Saving Private Ryan’ a couple of times, ‘The Longest Day’ several times and played ‘Call of Duty; WW2’. How much else do I need to know? Well, James Holland’s latest book, ‘Normandy ’44 ‘ has shown me just how little I did know. I didn’t...
  5. old_fat_and_hairy

    S.A.S. Italian Job; The Secret Mission to storm a forbidden Nazi Fortress.

    In 1944 the attack on the 'soft underbelly' of Europe was in progress, American and British and Commonwealth troops had invaded Italy and were fighting their way through. In the meanwhile, Italian Partisans were behind enemy lines waging a war of attrition. The advance began to stall when it...
  6. ancienturion

    The End Of The Gallop The Battle For Kharkov

    This book is not really for the casual reader who merely wishes to read about what happened in Russia because it is a direct translation by Kevin Bridge of Aleksei Isaev’s extracts from Russian files. It describes changes in the philosophy of war during the series of battles around Kharkov...
  7. dockers

    The Bramall Papers

    As Sir Anthony Seldon points out in his foreword to the book, the papers of Lord Bramall are exceptional in both the time span that they cover and the scope of the writing. In this book, edited by Robin Brodhurst, both of these areas are explored. The book is divided into a number of...
  8. old_fat_and_hairy

    The Fights on The Little Horn

    I would imagine that most of us are aware of the great battle that was fought at the Little Big Horn, when General ( Brevet) George Armstrong Custer was killed, along with all those with him by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. The celebrated 7th Cavalry and what is regarded as one of their finest...
  9. dockers

    Dien Bien Phu, the FirstIndochina War 1946-1954

    Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence analyst. He has authored some 30 books and has written widely on regional conflicts. There are many books about this battle. What marks this book out, in my opinion, is that the author does not just concentrate on the build-up and battle...

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