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The Last Panther - Slaughter of the Reich - The Halbe Kessel 1945
The Last Panther - Slaughter of the Reich - The Halbe Kessel 1945
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sobering and shocking account of the last few days of WW2 on the Eastern Front, 1 Sept. 2015
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The companion volume to the author's earlier book 'Tiger Tracks', the story picks up during the last desperate days of fighting before the ceasefire in May 1945 and makes you wish the author had devoted more time to filling in the gaps between this and the earlier account. But considering the graphic nature of what's described, it's perhaps not surprising that he didn't and that this volume went unpublished during his lifetime...

April 1945 and German troops and civilians desperately attempt to flee westward to escape the murderous attentions of a vengeful Red Army bent on rape and pillage. Not much is written about this period of the war and many accounts of the horrors endured by the German civilian population are overlooked or ignored altogether because it concerns 'the losers' and besides 'they started it'... Deliberate targetting of civilians, murder, rape and more murder are the normal tactics employed by the Russians and only surrender to the Americans who have halted their advance at the River Elbe guarantees safety. But to do that, the disparate and exhausted German forces have to fight through thousands of Soviets from near the Polish border to the Elbe - a distance of 'only' about 160km but where every metre must be fought for using worn-out equipment, low ammunition supplies and virtually no fuel...
Many of the towns and villages mentioned in this account no longer exist. They were destroyed so completely and their occupants killed or displaced to the West and were never rebuilt.

The action covers barely 36 hours but gives a sobering look at the horrors endured even as other fighting elsewhere in Germany had already come to an end.


Tiger Tracks - The Classic Panzer Memoir
Tiger Tracks - The Classic Panzer Memoir
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic story., 1 Sept. 2015
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While the technical aspects and battle scenes have a ring of authenticity about them according to other accounts and historical studies I've read, the thread concerning the Russian prisoner stretches credulity somewhat. That said, it's a great story, well written and fits nicely in my collection of war memoirs...
The scale of the fighting is well presented and when compared to modern conflicts leads you to begin to understand the nature of the War in the East.
However it's still a good read and not to be overlooked.


The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe
The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe
Price: £9.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, could be better., 1 Sept. 2015
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Firstly let me say this a great (true) story that's crying out to be made into a TV mini-series. Unfortunately (for me) too much time was spent chronicling the French captives backgrounds rather than detailing the time immediately leading up to the action described, the battle (firefight) itself and the aftermath. The last half of the book is filled with indexes and notes, fooling you into thinking the book is longer than it is.
Well researched and well written, it leaves you wanting a bit more meat on the bones...


MiNGFi English Keyboard Cover QWERTY for MacBook Pro 13" 15" 17" Aluminum Unibody and MacBook Air 13" European/ISO Keyboard Layout Silicone Skin - Black
MiNGFi English Keyboard Cover QWERTY for MacBook Pro 13" 15" 17" Aluminum Unibody and MacBook Air 13" European/ISO Keyboard Layout Silicone Skin - Black
Offered by MiNGFi
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fit, works as expected., 15 July 2015
Perfectly acceptable for the price and ideal for the purpose I bought it for.
Fit is good with no bunching or kinking.
I have a German-sourced Macbook Pro 15" with a QWERTZ keyboard and bought this cover to be able to use default Photoshop and Lightroom keyboard shortcuts with English keyboard input. I'd previously tried reassigning keystrokes, but with limited success - Adobe is optimised for QWERTY and you only get partial functionality with QWERTZ however you try to work around it.
Typing anything requiring more than a few keystrokes (such as this review) is however a pretty miserable experience due to the spongy feel imparted by the cover and the raised edges of the individual 'pads' and I find it better to remove the cover and switch the keyboard language back to German for actual 'writing' (a matter of two mouse clicks once you've selected additional the input language in System Preferences), but this fulfils my photo-editing requirements perfectly, so have no hesitation in recommending it.
One other minor detail is that the illuminated keys are partially dimmed by the cover, but again, this is inevitable with any cover, I think.


Bosch AR22U - AR19U - QF9640 Front AeroTwin Windscreen Flat Wiper Blades 22" + 19"
Bosch AR22U - AR19U - QF9640 Front AeroTwin Windscreen Flat Wiper Blades 22" + 19"
Offered by Extreme Auto Accessories
Price: £19.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny but may require careful set-up, 9 Feb. 2015
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Excellent product. Work 100x better than the 'old-style' metal-framed Bosch wiper blades I've been using for 20-odd years. To get optimal results, you may need to tweak your wiper arms to ensure they're exactly parallel to the windscreen glass as unlike the old design, these blades are very unforgiving of misalignment which will cause them to squeak and judder horrifically. Mine did. Most solutions concentrate on blade maintenance or glass cleaning. This is not the main cause though.
Check that the flat part of the wiper arm is parallel to the glass by allowing the wiper to conduct half a sweep then switching off the ignition. Remove the blade and allow the 'hook' of the metal arm to contact the glass. Both edges should touch the glass. A slight twist with some pliers to correct the error is all that's required.
I was having great difficulty seeing at night in rainy conditions due the water smearing combined with glare from oncoming traffic. These blades clear virtually all water on each sweep resulting in no smear so my night-vision is now restored and (once my wiper arms were re-adjusted) they are pefectly silent.


Kingston Technology 64GB microSDXC Class 10 Flash Card with SD card adapter
Kingston Technology 64GB microSDXC Class 10 Flash Card with SD card adapter
Offered by Houy
Price: £11.07

5.0 out of 5 stars Stress Free, 9 Nov. 2014
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Well packaged, fast delivery - to Germany. Does what it says on the tin. Now sitting in my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro.
Secong time buying from this vendor. No probs. Recommended.


Pax Britannica
Pax Britannica
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2.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity..., 2 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Pax Britannica (Kindle Edition)
Exasperating. Neither one thing or the other to be honest. The premise of modern soldiers catapulted into Roman Britannia could have been really good both from a historical and fantasy - fictional viewpoint. But it didn't deliver. Added to that the rather curious prose style and the incredibly irtitating jumps away from the action, at one point it felt like I was watching Alex Cox's film 'Walker'.
I appreciate what the author was trying to do, but he just didn't manage to pull it off...
A missed opportunity.


Ostland
Ostland
Price: £4.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars harrowing and compelling..., 1 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Ostland (Kindle Edition)
An incredibly good book, based on real events. If you ever wondered how people could allow themIselves to become involved in the mass killings perpetrated by the SS-Einsatzgruppen in the occupied territories during WW2, this is the book for you.
It also explains or clarifies that although following orders is no excuse, it was perhaps understandable when taken in context of those times. We begin to see that the executioners were just as much victims as those they were killing.


TG Cases® New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Premium Folio Case / Cover / Wallet and Flip Stand + 1 Included Screen Protector and 1 Stylus Pen for New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 " P5200 / P5220 (Blue)
TG Cases® New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Premium Folio Case / Cover / Wallet and Flip Stand + 1 Included Screen Protector and 1 Stylus Pen for New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 " P5200 / P5220 (Blue)

4.0 out of 5 stars good quality, robust, but heavy..., 1 Aug. 2014
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Adequate for the price. Does a very good job of protecting the tablet, but adds a ton of weight which is very noticable after using it hand held for a while. If using while plugged into a charger, cable must be disconnected if opening or closing the cover, but that's more the fault with the tablet design. Also, the cover obscures the micro-SD card port.
Construction and quality of materials are first-rate though, so if these minor issues are acceptable, this is a very good cover.
I have now replaced this with a clip-in design similar to the OEM version now that they have become more affordable.


Eyekepper Night Vision Driving One Piece Yellow Polarized Clip On Flip Up Sunglasses Yellow
Eyekepper Night Vision Driving One Piece Yellow Polarized Clip On Flip Up Sunglasses Yellow
Offered by Eyekepper
Price: £3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars perfectly adequate for the price..., 1 Aug. 2014
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Still not had a chance to drive at night with them, but in low light (heavy overcast, rain etc) they work fine and significantly reduced eye strain. They do have the effect of making some other cars' windows glow strange colours, but apart from that...
Not the tightest fit on my glasses, but it'll depend on the design of your glassses - you'll have to try them to see if they fit right.


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