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Panzerschlacht: Armoured Operations on the Hungarian Plains September-November 1944
Panzerschlacht: Armoured Operations on the Hungarian Plains September-November 1944
by Perry Moore
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Four stars for photos and under-covered subject but text lacks clarity, 4 Jun. 2016
Four stars for photos and under-covered subject but text lacks clarity.

The text coverage of the battles is detailed but very difficult to make sense of after a few pages. What is lacking is an overall high level summary of the battles in which to put the daily events in order to make sense of them.

The book would benefit from some eyewitness input, this may be difficult to find however.
What is striking to me after reading this book is
1 The Luftwaffe was really quite effective despite all their problems and they gave vital ground support
2 The Tiger battalion 503 trampled units in its path for quite a while and the tigers were mechanically quite reliable. They did not really have enough infantry around them.
3 The german infantry and panzer units were pitifully weak in numbers of men - regiments had perhaps a few hundred infantry instead of 3500 at full strength.
4 The Hungarian units fought in large battles which have not been covered much until this book


Flak: German Anti-aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945 (Modern War Studies)
Flak: German Anti-aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945 (Modern War Studies)
by Edward B. Westermann
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting on under-researched area, 27 Mar. 2016
Throws light on undercovered subject and a particularly interesting aspect on flak fuses.

This book looks in detail at how the german flak defences operated. The guns have been covered elsewhere.

what fascinated me is the small section and revelation that only late in the war did the germans try contact fuses out with some of the best units. The results were stunningly good in terms of the number of shells fired per kill. It seems that if contact fuses had been used earlier, the losses inflicted would have been much higher from well-trained crews. Apparently contact fuses were not favoured early on because of the handling risk during transportation.


VonHaus Oscillating Multi Tool with 15 piece accessory set and Carry Case: Free 2 Year Warranty
VonHaus Oscillating Multi Tool with 15 piece accessory set and Carry Case: Free 2 Year Warranty
Offered by DOMU UK
Price: £39.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars cheap but poor for sanding and noisy, 17 Dec. 2015
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Cheap but ....

I bought this out of curiosity because it is so cheap. I have a bosch gop 300 and a cordless gop 10.8li which the batteries have died and I haven't got round to buying new ones/

I tried the vonhaus for a bit of sanding and the sheets don't adhere to the sanding base at all. They soon slip off - like after 5 minutes. The base itself seems cheap and unlikely to last. So it did not work at all for sanding.

The tool is quite light compared to bosch gop 300 but much more noisy.

Overall very poor for sanding and seems cheaply made but it is cheap in price. . I don't expect it to last.

for a lot of use a bosch gop 300 is much more pricey but boy it is good


P SECTION EPDM RUBBER STRIP DRAUGHT EXCLUDER WHITE
P SECTION EPDM RUBBER STRIP DRAUGHT EXCLUDER WHITE
Offered by lowenergysupermarket
Price: £3.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good product and price, 29 Nov. 2015
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I have found this product easy to use and of good quality. The adhesion is good , I believe. OK if if have handled the ends while fiddling about the adhesion is affected. In that case a bit of superglue was applied.

Competitive price


Larry Coryell's Jazz Guitar - Vol. 1 [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC]
Larry Coryell's Jazz Guitar - Vol. 1 [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Larry Coryell
Offered by quantumleapdirect
Price: £12.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Larry is an interesting and fun teacher. Groundwork. Some musical knowledge helpful, 23 Sept. 2015
This video I bought as the first of a series of three. He gets carried away here or there but jazz is not simple. covers some basics, a lot of scales actually and picking technique. Larry is fun to learn guitar from.

The video lesson finishes with a blues which I like a lot to this day. I spent a long time - years - on this video and video 2


Persian oil: A study in power politics
Persian oil: A study in power politics
by L. P Elwell-Sutton
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars The book covers the history of the Reuter/Knox D'Arcy concessions and the formation and operation of AIOC from 1910 - 1953 in gr, 16 Aug. 2015
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A very detailed account of the history of british interest in oil in Iran formerly Persia written in 1953, shortly before the cia-led coup to remove Mossadegh. The AIOC oil company became BP

Laurence Elwell-Sutton worked at AIOC and wrote several books on Persian poetry which was perhaps his main interest.

The book covers the history of the Reuter/Knox D'Arcy concessions and the formation and operation of AIOC from 1910 - 1953 in great detail. This must be the standard work on the subject. Mr Elwell-Sutton must have been given access to Iranian archives on relations with AIOC.

When the book was published it was no doubt absolutely hated by the British establishment from Winston Churchill downwards so the author probably came in for a lot of criticism. He would have known this beforehand so publishing took some courage. It would be interesting to see some of the reviews at the time of publication.

It is clear and sobering to see the extent that cheap Iranian oil from 1915 onwards provided a tremendous subsidy to the British economy at the expense of the Iranian nation.

It is unbelievable to me that Britain (both Conservative and labour governments) were so exploitative dishonest and hypocritical about another nation's natural resources.


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Price: £8.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many average over sentimental mccartney songs and orchestral over-production - Revolver is much better, 21 Jun. 2015
Over rated with too many - six - average sentimental fillers from McCartney and an overdose of orchestral production by George martin which he continued to do and made into a cliche.

Mr Kite , Lucy and a day in the life are amazing, innovative and still fresh today. Within you without you is innoative

The sergeant pepper song itself is weak - it is just not one of their best.

Lucy in the sky. with a little help, mr kite , within you without you, a day in the life, good morning stand the test of time


Advanced Build Quality Bosch GTS 10 J 254mm Table Saw --
Advanced Build Quality Bosch GTS 10 J 254mm Table Saw --
Offered by Alex Whyte
Price: £1,292.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Portable good quality but non standard grooves., 18 April 2015
I am not a professional so I can't help on the accuracy of the settings etc. But I am on a learning process with it and have found it useful so far with its stand. Its certainly not too heavy.

Main comments

I have much better results on general cutting with a freud 40 tooth blade. So I would say the bosch 24t one that comes with it is not great.

It throws off a lot of dust under the machine even with suction on the safety cover and a dust bag underneath.

The grooves are not the standard 3/4 inch so it won't take any of the accessories from incra etc that could be useful unless they are modified.


Bosch GCM 10 SD Professional Mitre Saw 240V
Bosch GCM 10 SD Professional Mitre Saw 240V
Price: £420.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars happy with after one year, 18 April 2015
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I have been using this for six months and have found it very useful. The blade that it came with is good too. I am not a professional so I wouldn't know how to judge the precision of the mitre and bevel settings. It is not too heavy and the table is compact when folded.

It does throw off plenty of dust that doesn't get caught by the bag.

update - after a year I am very happy with the saw and its ease of use. Particularly for mitre cuts it has really saved me valuable time


BOSCH GOP 300 SCE Professional Multicutter 240V + 8 Accessories + L-BOXX
BOSCH GOP 300 SCE Professional Multicutter 240V + 8 Accessories + L-BOXX

5.0 out of 5 stars I bought this to replace a cordless bosch unit which ..., 13 Mar. 2015
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I bought this to replace a cordless bosch unit which I found was limited by the batteries. I am chuffed with the performance of this gop 300to date


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