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In the Legions of Napoleon: The Memoirs of a Polish Officer in Spain and Russia, 1808-13
In the Legions of Napoleon: The Memoirs of a Polish Officer in Spain and Russia, 1808-13
by Heinrich Von Brandt
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Ex-Library copy!, 13 Jun 2014
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Although described as having been read the description did not reveal that it was an ex-library book! Otherwise in good condition.


The British Invasion of the River Plate 1806-1807: How the Redcoats Were Humbled and a Nation Was Born
The British Invasion of the River Plate 1806-1807: How the Redcoats Were Humbled and a Nation Was Born
by Ben Hughes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little known episode, 16 Jan 2014
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A fascinating story of a British military adventure in South America skilfully told by one of my favourite historical authors. Detailed research in UK and South America by Ben Hughes has been translated into a story I found hard to put down. In particular it has a good number of maps and illustrations to enhance the narrative.


617: Going to War with Today's Dambusters
617: Going to War with Today's Dambusters
by Tim Bouquet
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.48

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed, 24 Jan 2013
With over 100 books about the WW2 exploits of 617 Squadron, it makes an interesting change to read about the squadron of today. This book demonstrates the success of the Dambusters' mission in Afghanistan, and the care taken to minimise civilian casualties - much to the frustration of the crews at times. Tim Bouquet lives and breathes the atmosphere of the RAF's most famous squadron during its pre-deployment training, its operations in-theatre and return to its home base of Lossiemouth. I found it hard to put down; the author not only covers the role of the aircrew but the extraordinary demands placed on the groundcrew. If you want to learn about the fast-jet operations of the RAF today and the people at the coal-face, this is the book to read.


Bouncing-Bomb Man: The Science of Sir Barnes Wallis
Bouncing-Bomb Man: The Science of Sir Barnes Wallis
by Richard Todd
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just the Bouncing Bomb Man, 28 Dec 2009
This book is long overdue in describing the full extent of Sir Barnes Wallis's inventions and working life which lasted nearly seven decades. The full title including '...the Science of Sir Barnes Wallis' is a better description of the contents - presumably 'The Bouncing Bomb Man' was chosen by the publisher rather than the author, Dr Iain Murray. Of the twelve chapters, one describes Sir Barnes's life, three cover the 'Bouncing Bombs' and the remaining eight chapters give a close insight into the many different aspects of Sir Barnes's inventions, airships, aeroplanes and weapons. Dr Murray has thoroughly researched his subject and created an excellent reference book which makes absorbing reading. Well illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and drawings, this book is a must for the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in aeronautics or engineering.


Acer Aspire SA90 Desktop PC, Intel Celeron E2160 Dual Core, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD
Acer Aspire SA90 Desktop PC, Intel Celeron E2160 Dual Core, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Excellent computer but lousy support from Acer, 17 Sep 2008
Bought this out of curiosity - it could not be as bad as other reviewers reported. Arrived promptly from Amazon, unpacked the box to find minimal instructions. Eventually got it running after using video card output (not mentioned in specifications) rather than onboard video output. Added 2MB of RAM (28 from Crucial Memory) and now have a excellent fast PC spoilt only by the lack of information from Acer and a refusal from them to answer basic questions regarding upgrading RAM - other wise I would have given it 4 or even 5 stars.


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