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  • Paperback: 776 pages
  • Publisher: Prion Books Ltd (4 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185375661X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853756610
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 6 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Steve Holland has been a freelance author and editor for over twenty years. He began writing seriously in the mid-1980s and went full time in 1990 since when he has had over 1,500 articles published and written or edited over 50 books. An expert on British comics and pulp paperbacks, he has appeared numerous times on radio and television. His The Mushroom Jungle was nominated for an Anthony award at Bouchercon and The Trials of Hank Janson was a runner-up for the Crime Writers' Association's Silver Dagger Award for non-fiction. He is an avid blogger, posting daily at Bear Alley.

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Steve Holland is the author of over 1,000 articles and a dozen books relating to comics and pulp culture, including The Trials of Hank Janson, nominated for the Silver Dagger Award by the Crime Writers Association. His latest book, The War Libraries Index charts the extraordinary history of Fleetway's war picture libraries.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Wade VINE VOICE on 2 Oct. 2009
Format: Paperback
Our Finest Hour

Between the ages of 11 and 13 I used to devour war comics. I would get four a month of war picture library. There were others but I favoured these as the stories were always realistic.

We learnt that Germans would say things like Achtung shwienhund and Donner and blitzen.

Most of my friends would read them even though I was at the same time devouring novels and other magazines like Eagle or Hotspur.

I don't remember when I stopped reading them but one day I didn't. I then never went back to them

As a result I had a good working knowledge of the second world war as that was what was mostly depicted.

Rereading them now I can see they were stirring stories of heroics and the British were fighting for the right cause and they were helped by all their plucky allies. When I was younger I remember kids saying to me of yes that story is true because either their dad said or their dad remembers it happening. That added authenticity as you really believed what peoples dad's said.

It is a pity we didn't learn our history in the same way.

Great books and you had to be reasonably literate to read them so they weren't just kid's stuff. I never remember anyone in my generation not being able to read or not wanting to read.

Highly recommended to those who remember those innocent days when all we had to deal with was fighting the second world war and seeing off the German and the Japanese.The war films the British made in the fifties and sixties were really live action versions of the comics that we read. They all had a good moral and if any British servicemen ever was underhand or sneaky he paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving up his life for his squadron or regiment.

All good uplifting stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Paul J. Clawson on 11 Jan. 2010
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I remember my Dad bringing these home for me every week and saying before you swap I want to read it great memmories. Takes you back to school days my kids read these after me and get as much pleasure as I use to
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Big Jim TOP 100 REVIEWER on 31 Aug. 2008
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Yes men of a certain age (I don't think many girls read these or the Commando books) will know what to expect here and wallow in the nostalgia. Thankfully not processed to be PC - they are of their time and therefore serve a historical purpose as well as being great entertainment. I was regalling my son only a couple of weeks ago of how I would wait for the War and Battle picture libraries Summer specials to take on holidays and how they would hold me enthralled for hours and of course we all were able to go out and fight pretend battles of our own. I prefferred these comics to the slightly more staid Commando books but devour all of them as well as the weekly doses of Victor, Hotspur and the Eagle.

Ah those were the days....and by the way my son loves these as well. Achtung Schweinhund! Indeed
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By Costis PANAYOTIDIS on 9 Sept. 2013
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good condition all ok for a nice time with old war stories
Nice volume and all stories very interesting
I will buy more f
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