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Combat Codes: A Full Explanation and Listing of British, Commonwealth and Allied Air Force Unit Codes Since 1938
Combat Codes: A Full Explanation and Listing of British, Commonwealth and Allied Air Force Unit Codes Since 1938
by Victor Flintham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £27.81

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive work, 15 Feb 2014
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This book is not cheap, but this is one occasion where the serious aviation historian or modeller must open his/her wallet!


Dvorak - Cello Concertos
Dvorak - Cello Concertos
Price: £9.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Dvorak wrote two cello concerti, 15 Feb 2014
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This CD includes both of Dvorak's cello concerti, although the first one was only orchestrated in 1930 from the original 1865 piano accompaniment by Dvorak.

The album notes say that the orchestration was done by Jarmil Burghauser and first performed in 1930. As he was only nine that year, it seems improbable that this is true. Burghauser went on to produce a comprehensive catalogue of Dvorak's work.

The second concerto, usually called "The Dvorak Cello Concerto", is the well known work and vies with the Elgar one as being the most famous concerto for the cello.

It is always good value to having a work performed by soloists/orchestras/conductors from the same nationality. They seem to have that extra affinity to the work and this completely Czech offering proves this point.

Buy it and enjoy the contrast between early and late Dvorak.


Duronic KS865 Slim Portable Design Digital Display 5KG Tempered Glass top Kitchen Scales / Postal Scales with 2 Years FREE Warrantee
Duronic KS865 Slim Portable Design Digital Display 5KG Tempered Glass top Kitchen Scales / Postal Scales with 2 Years FREE Warrantee
Offered by DURONIC
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Infuriating at times, 15 Feb 2014
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Nice and compact design although display could be bigger and the units are in tiny characters. These scales are good in that they offer a choice of units to pre-select. Due to the tiny size, it is easier to recognise the unit selected by its position along the top of the display, rather than reading it!

However, the biggest drawback is that it gives no warning of when it is going to turn off to save the batteries. Quite often it is in the middle of a measuring operation and you have to go back to square one.

Pressing the top every thirty seconds will keep your item's weight still showing, but it is a bit of a pain to do this when trying to organise ingredients, etc.

Look for one which has a manual on/off switch or a warning beep to avoid this annoyance.


Digital Cooking Probe Thermometer for Food, Meat, BBQ, Turkey
Digital Cooking Probe Thermometer for Food, Meat, BBQ, Turkey
Offered by eSecure
Price: £24.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Bit fiddly to use, 15 Feb 2014
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This thermometer is really too small at the display end to allow it to be easily read. In addition the buttons are very small and fiddly to operate, so if you have big fingers or dexterity problems, this might not be for you.


Six Days, Seven Nights [DVD] [1998]
Six Days, Seven Nights [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Harrison Ford
Price: £4.95

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amusing, good fun & a DHC2 Beaver too!, 15 Feb 2014
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Here we see Harrison Ford in a role which appeals much more to his real character. Read the synopsis elsewhere, but it is an amusing film, easy on the eye; which will appeal to both chicks and guys.

It also comes complete with a happy ending - something of a rarity these days!


The Tailor Of Panama [DVD] [2001]
The Tailor Of Panama [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Pierce Brosnan
Offered by westworld-
Price: £11.78

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Film - Bad DVD, 15 Feb 2014
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Pierce Brosnan in another of his nasty roles (like in the Fourth Protocol). A good yarn of corruption and blackmail in South America.

Unfortunately the DVD I received had to be returned as it stuck half way through!


Great Naval Blunders
Great Naval Blunders
by Geoffrey Regan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Naval Typos!, 15 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Great Naval Blunders (Hardcover)
This is a very interesting and immersing account of the often poor leadership qualities that naval commanders and their political bosses exhibited.

It begs the question just how Britain ruled the waves, considering the many cock-ups that took place!

The annoying aspect is the large number of typographical errors which are scattered through the book. Considering the number of reprints this book has had, one would have expected the author to actually have read what he has written and taken the opportunity to remove them.

Despite this, the book should be a welcome addition to any history reader's bookshelf.


Scriabin: Prometheus/Piano Concerto/Fantasy
Scriabin: Prometheus/Piano Concerto/Fantasy
Price: £14.64

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Contrasting Pieces by Scriabin, 15 Feb 2014
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This CD offers some interesting contrasts in style from this composer.

As the Piano Concerto was written when he was in love, its a shame that his love-life appears to have been short lived!

A good rendition.


Gibsons The Waiting Game Jigsaw Puzzle (636 Pieces)
Gibsons The Waiting Game Jigsaw Puzzle (636 Pieces)

4.0 out of 5 stars Up to the usual standard, 29 Nov 2013
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Intended for a present for an aviator, so I haven't attempted to open the packing. Having had three or four similar puzzles, it looks the same high quality.


Cat5e RJ45 Ethernet Network Lead LAN Extension Cable 3m
Cat5e RJ45 Ethernet Network Lead LAN Extension Cable 3m
Offered by Consoletronic Ltd
Price: £4.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Its a cable!, 29 Nov 2013
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This extension worked well and meant that my router could be placed in a useful position without having to move the phone. Although some sources suggest a 3 metre cable might cause too much signal strength drop-off, this doesn't seem to be the case here.


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