Book Reviews - May Update


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Over the past month Arrse Book Reviewers have been extremely busy with Nine new titles being posted. We have asked members from Rum Ration and Rear Party to do reviews of books within their sphere of ‘expertise’. These are well worth having a look at and may help you in deciding your summer holiday reading.

From Rum Ration we have had a review by Seaweed on Fighting Ships which gives a detailed insight into how ships have grown into their role of defending the seas. (What they really mean is how they have been able to carry out their proper role of ferrying the army to finish off the enemy!)

Not to be outdone is Samm1551 from Rear Party who has produced a review which concerns everyone who goes on Ops or long unaccompanied tours and leaves youngsters behind. My Daddy’s Going Away is written by a soldier for soldiers’ families, but this can be used by anyone with long term separation periods.

On top of all this Arrse was also asked along to a book signing event for the Launch of The Battle of Britain by James Holland. Pararegtom agreed to represent Arrse and was accompanied by Cpl Arnhem. His review of the book can be found here. One of the benefits of attending the event was that pararegtom was given a copy of the book which was signed by AM Jock Stirrup and BoB veteran Geoffrey Wellum. Pararegtom very kindly put this up for auction for Holidays for Heroes and raised a considerable amount.

Together, the titles reviewed this month cover a vast area which should enable you to find something of interest. We have a cookbook, “Seafood Salads”, and a book which deals with talking obesity, “Off the Scales” so we can’t be accused of not dealing with all sides of the argument! On top of this we have several military themed books; “Bullet Proof”, “War”, “The Good Soldier” and especially two from the Sky TV Pacific Series – “With the Old Breed” and “Helmet for my Pillow”. Look out for an exciting competition to win these last 2 books.

Finally we would not be Arrse without some humour so we have, to celebrate the Football World Cup, “The Top 50 Scots, Ever” which I am sure you will all wish to have beside you during June.

All Reviews can be found here.

May 2010

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