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The Winter War [DVD]
The Winter War [DVD]
Dvd ~ Taneli Makela
Price: £3.99

3.0 out of 5 stars An okay film, 7 Dec. 2015
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An heroic tale based on fact, but unfortunately not one for dramatizing on the screen. The action although well filmed and realistic was too repetitive with scenes of Finns in dugouts shooting at advancing hordes of Russians. Those same hordes becoming larger and larger until the Finns could not hold them back. An okay film but not one for watching again.


World War 2: The Complete History [DVD]
World War 2: The Complete History [DVD]
Dvd ~ World War 2
Offered by The Canny Store
Price: £10.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 4 Dec. 2015
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A fascinating series about WW2 which ideally complements that in the acclaimed ‘World at War’, narrated by Laurence Olivier. Concentrating as much on the political aspects rather than simply the military action. It comprises a highly detailed voiceover commentary with relevant photographic footage in the background. It is more in the manner of a spoken lecture with a background of moving pictures rather than the normal documentary method of showing a visual presentation with a voiceover filling in details. The pictures and the commentary in particular give much additional information over and above that provided in the ‘World at War’. The writers of this series, unlike the earlier programme, had the advantage of being aware of the information available, as a result of Ultra and the cracking of the Enigma code, which was of great benefit to the Allies. There are many references to this intelligence. The result is that the movie footage is archival British Movietone newsreel with a modern narrative – the original commentary being omitted.

The narrative was presented by Peter Dickson, from Belfast, who speaks in a pronounced American style. He also made irritating use of ‘kilometres’ instead of ‘miles’ when very few of the allies used the metric term at that time and even today neither the UK nor the US use it. But his delivery was at least clear and easily understood. There have been comments about grammatical inaccuracies but I only detected one grammatical error. There was also reference to errors in dates, the most notable being that of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In fact the only reference to the date was correct, 7 December 1941.

Comparison with the earlier ‘World at War’ series is difficult. It is the same war with the same campaigns and battles, but many different details presented in the two productions. The most recent documentary on WW2 is ‘World War 2 in Colour’, narrated by Robert Powell, presents other scenes. The three documentaries between them provide a full account of the war. Altogether an entertaining and informative series which can be safely recommended to all.


The Front Line [Blu-ray]
The Front Line [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Ha-kyun Shin
Price: £7.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 28 Nov. 2015
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Gripping and gritty war film set during the Korean war and featuring a strong story line. The battle scenes were very realistic with some awesome special effects. The sound was effective and dramatic with some very atmospheric music. Occasionally the subtitles were difficult to read owing to the light background. Altogether a satisfying and entertaining film. Highly recommended.


Conflicts: The Korean War [DVD]
Conflicts: The Korean War [DVD]
Dvd ~ Conflicts in History

4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 27 Nov. 2015
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I lived through the Korean war but was too young to understand what it was all about. I thought it was about time I found out. This was originally transmitted on the Discovery channel. It certainly succeeded in giving me an overview of the conflict but was lacking in detail of the individual battles. It concentrated on the American involvement and paid precious little attention to the activities of the other NATO combatants, including the British efforts. All in all, an interesting programme, well directed and well presented with the usual sprinkling of veterans' reminiscences. It also covered the downfall of General Douglas Macarthur. Recommended.


Avantree DSP Surround Sound Wireless Soundbar | Powerful Bluetooth iPad Laptop Speakers with Super Bass | Universal for Mac, smartphone, tablets etc. - Torpedo
Avantree DSP Surround Sound Wireless Soundbar | Powerful Bluetooth iPad Laptop Speakers with Super Bass | Universal for Mac, smartphone, tablets etc. - Torpedo
Offered by AvantreeDirect
Price: £59.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 21 Nov. 2015
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Superb sound quality from both my laptop and my iPhone. My only criticism is that I cannot get my laptop to connect via Bluetooth, even though they are paired. But I can connect with the cable provided, so not a major issue. Recommended.


Seersucker Square Checked Tablecloth Cotton Check Downview Table Linen 50" x 50" (Natural)
Seersucker Square Checked Tablecloth Cotton Check Downview Table Linen 50" x 50" (Natural)

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality, 9 Nov. 2015
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Excellent quality. We are very pleased with it.


Rieker L1762-36, Women's Loafers, Black (Black/Burgundy), 5 UK (38 EU)
Rieker L1762-36, Women's Loafers, Black (Black/Burgundy), 5 UK (38 EU)

5.0 out of 5 stars Light and comfrtable, 5 Nov. 2015
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My wife loves these shoes. They are a perfect fit and are light and very comfortable to wear.


The Story of India with Michael Wood: Complete BBC Series [DVD]
The Story of India with Michael Wood: Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Wood
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 23 Oct. 2015
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Typical Michael Wood documentary. Well produced, entertaining and colourful introduction to India's history and way of life, Recommended viewing.


Flying Tigers (John Wayne) [DVD]
Flying Tigers (John Wayne) [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Wayne
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £5.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, 23 Oct. 2015
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Good old fashioned flag waving war film.


Inateck Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle USB Bluetooth Adapter | Wireless Dongle Adapter with Intelligent Sleep and Wake-Up | Compatible with Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1 | Support EDR & A2DP Stereo | Broadcom Chipset - Black
Inateck Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle USB Bluetooth Adapter | Wireless Dongle Adapter with Intelligent Sleep and Wake-Up | Compatible with Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1 | Support EDR & A2DP Stereo | Broadcom Chipset - Black
Offered by Inateck
Price: £15.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Works well when set up, 23 Oct. 2015
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My laptop does not have a built in Bluetooth facility so I purchased this dongle which plugs into a USB socket. I had great difficulty in establishing a process for switching on and pairing Bluetooth with my Bose Headphones for use with iTunes in Windows 10. The method I adopted was as follows:

Click on the Action Centre (notifications) icon in the System tray.
A number of square buttons should appear at the bottom right of the screen.
Ensure the button marked Bluetooth is showing ON.
Switch headphones on.
Press the CONNECT button.
Ensure headphones are connected.
Start iTunes afresh and select and start a tune.
If all is well you should hear the music through the phones.
Once successfully set up the pairing and connection is normally automatic.

There are many dongles available at different prices on Amazon. Many of them should operate using the above technique.


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