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Constant Quartz Travel Alarm Clock Silver Square Analogue Glow in the Dark Backlight
Constant Quartz Travel Alarm Clock Silver Square Analogue Glow in the Dark Backlight
Offered by SundayElectronics (Orders Dispatch within 24 Hours Usually)
Price: £8.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Too loud, 5 Jan. 2016
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Very loud tick.


Acctim 71552 Midhurst Analogue Alarm Clock, White, Radio Controlled
Acctim 71552 Midhurst Analogue Alarm Clock, White, Radio Controlled
Offered by Talking Watch Shop
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect alarm clock, 5 Jan. 2016
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Very quiet, good looks, good light. Perfect


Seiko Alarm Clock Analogue QHE118S
Seiko Alarm Clock Analogue QHE118S
Offered by Fuzion
Price: £11.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. My wife wanted a small, 21 Dec. 2015
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Excellent. My wife wanted a small, quiet alarm clock and this meets all the requirements.
Would have preferred white rather than silver, but white is not offered.


Gold Leaf Dry Touch Gloves - Gents
Gold Leaf Dry Touch Gloves - Gents
Price: £19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but expensive, 30 Oct. 2015
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Excellent but expensive


Addis Garden Gardening Scoop Giant Outdoor Bucket with Tool Holder, Black
Addis Garden Gardening Scoop Giant Outdoor Bucket with Tool Holder, Black
Offered by Stewart and Gibson Ltd
Price: £12.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Could be even more useful if bigger., 30 Oct. 2015
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Would be more useful if slightly bigger.
Tool holes are way too small for things like hand trowel or fork


6 x Membrane Screen Protectors for Garmin Approach G3 - Crystal Clear (Glossy), Retail Package, Installation Kit
6 x Membrane Screen Protectors for Garmin Approach G3 - Crystal Clear (Glossy), Retail Package, Installation Kit
Offered by Membrane Store
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars TOTALLY USELESS piece of kit, 1 Nov. 2014
I bought these to protect my Garmin G3 Approach golf GPS.
I carefully applied one membrane but neither I nor my wife could make the touch screen work through this membrane. I removed the membrane and the device worked perfectly.
TOTALLY USELESS piece of kit.


Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed (Pen & Sword Military)
Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed (Pen & Sword Military)
by Michael K. Jones
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A different view of Stalingrad, 24 Aug. 2011
This book tells the story of the battler of Stalingrad through the personal recollections of veterans who were there.

It shows that the Russian victory was in doubt at several points and had Paulus been a more instinctive and tactical leader he could have triumphed.

It dispels the idea that the Russians fought hard because behind them were "blocking detachments" whose job it was to shoot anyone who retreated. Rather it portrays the defence as being due to good leadership, sheer courage and a determination on the part of individual soldiers to stand and fight.

Of course we know memories are fallible and that time can paint a different picture from the reality but the premise of this book is good. However I do wonder whether, with the end of the Soviet super state, the veterans are rewriting the communist history to reflect better upon their, and their comrades, actions.


Toll for the Brave
Toll for the Brave
by Jack Higgins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, easy reading action, 2 July 2011
This review is from: Toll for the Brave (Paperback)
The only Jack Higgins book I had previously read was "The Eagle has Landed". "Toll for the Brave" is totally different. It has a strange story line in which the main character finds it hard to tell reality from dream/nightmare which I found hard to follow in places. The pace is good with lots of action. An entertaining, lightweight, action read that is not too serious.
Good for a holiday or plane trip.


Lieutenant Fury
Lieutenant Fury
by G.S. Beard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars I preferred the midshipman..., 27 Jun. 2011
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This review is from: Lieutenant Fury (Paperback)
I bought this book having thoroughly enjoyed Beard's earlier novel; Midshipman Fury.
I was slightly disappointed by the newer book. In some ways it seemed to me that the action was rather drawn out and the "love interest" added to bulk up the book. I felt that the author had lost the spark that created Midshipman Fury and it is interesting to see that, as yet, there have been no follow up volumes.


Instruments of Darkness: The History of Electronic Warfare,1939-1945
Instruments of Darkness: The History of Electronic Warfare,1939-1945
by Dr. Alfred Price
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The electronic war; a real dual of wits, 27 Jun. 2011
I had read the original edition of this book and so I was keen to read this new edition once I became aware of it.
This book does not just tell the story of the development of radar but details the many twists and turns as scientists in Britain and the US "fought" those in Germany with each side leapfrogging the other.
Because the bombing campaign against Germany was so significant the allies put a lot of work into ensuring that the bombers could reach their targets unmolested and that they could hit their targets at night and in all weather conditions. The Germans similarly spent considerable effort to ensure that they intercepted the bomber streams and destroyed as many as possible on the way to their targets. This "battle" involved much detective work and advanced electronic development on both sides; this book details the twists and turns.
A whole chapter is devoted to the "window controversy"; in 1943 both sides knew about "window"
but adopted opposite strategies on its use.
Altogether this book makes a fascinating read as it shows what a dual of wits the electronic war really was; highly recommended.


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