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One of Our Submarines (Pen & Sword Military Classics)
One of Our Submarines (Pen & Sword Military Classics)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of our submarines, 14 July 2014
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A really first class read. Written without undue dramatics , showing how humdrum some patrols could be alongside the terrors of being in a sinking submarine. Suffering the freezing cold of the artic and the insufferable heat of the tropics. The author writes with humour and compassion. His friendships and sadnesses of loosing companions, he seems to have been a nice person to have sailed with, showing his weaknesses and strengths. The knowledge of our sea captains was indeed great as was the bravery of all who sailed in this time of war. I would liked to have met this man


My Sea Lady: An epic account of the Arctic convoys
My Sea Lady: An epic account of the Arctic convoys
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5.0 out of 5 stars my wse lady, 18 May 2014
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a cracking story of a period of war in a trawler. well written and importantly at the time of actions. not written in an heroic way, but the duty these small ships performed is indeed heroic. easy to read full of humour and sadness. god knows how they survived the dreadful conditions. these men along other seamen on the artic convoys desrve our greatest respect and gratitude


St Nazaire Raid: Operation CHARIOT - 1942 French Coast: Operation Chariot, Channel Ports (Battleground Europe)
St Nazaire Raid: Operation CHARIOT - 1942 French Coast: Operation Chariot, Channel Ports (Battleground Europe)
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4.0 out of 5 stars st nazair raid, 12 April 2014
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Haven't quite finished this book yet, about three quarters, but is a book so full of information and detail it is sometimes difficult to take it all in in one go, but thats because of the complexity of this operation, a quite outstanding narrative of skill and bravery. It would have been nice to have further diagrames and photos allowing you to further appreciate the complexety of this opperation but of course you can't see them very well on a Kindle. A very good read, and a tribute to those young men who undertook it.


The Battle Of Jutland
The Battle Of Jutland
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3.0 out of 5 stars battle of jutland, 1 Jan 2014
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a good narrative but miles to short to tell the full story of this great battle, probably the last large scale battle at sea


Beware Raiders!: German Surface Raiders in the Second World War
Beware Raiders!: German Surface Raiders in the Second World War
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5.0 out of 5 stars beware raiders, 1 Jan 2014
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a very comprehensive account of these q boats, the details of opperation and thier devistating effect on our merchant ships is well researched and is an excellent read, dreadful what these merchant seamen went through without proper recognition for their gallantry


Twilight of the U-Boats
Twilight of the U-Boats
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5.0 out of 5 stars Twilight of the U Boat, 31 Oct 2013
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A really excellent read, full of facts and figures,and fine detail which adds to the knowledge of the type of vessel our merchant seamen sailed in, in the sometimes most appalling of conditions, also the hardships faced by the U Boat crews. and our Navies and airforces who protected; them a well written lasting testiment to all who sailed the seas, Well written Bernard Edwards


Escape to Freedom: An Airman's Tale of Capture, Escape and Evasion
Escape to Freedom: An Airman's Tale of Capture, Escape and Evasion
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4.0 out of 5 stars escape to freedom, 1 Aug 2013
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Very well written book. The experiences of the author are depicted in a non dramatic way but convey all that is needed for the reader, and show just what these young people endured for us today


Rifleman: A Front-Line Life from Alamein and Dresden to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Rifleman: A Front-Line Life from Alamein and Dresden to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rifleman A front line life, 14 May 2013
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An excellent read. The events in this mans life are quite incredible. Its well written and easy to read, how he got away with what he did beggars belief.


Dresden: A Survivor's Story (Kindle Single)
Dresden: A Survivor's Story (Kindle Single)
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3.0 out of 5 stars dresden a suvivors story, 14 May 2013
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A really harrowing tale, its impossible to realise how anybody lived through this bombing. Part of the book by the same authors of Rifle man a front line life


The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
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5.0 out of 5 stars the long walk, 29 April 2013
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Ages since i have read such an excellent book. What this group of people achieved is really beyon belief. wrought with fear, starvation, devistating cold, and every other deprivation it is truely amazing, courage,terrible sadness, kindness all brought together in a very easy to read narration. The last few words wil tug at your emotions. Terrific.


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