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Prickly Heat Powder - Classic 100g
Prickly Heat Powder - Classic 100g
Offered by FOK SHOP
Price: £7.85

5.0 out of 5 stars I have used prickly heat powder since my time with ..., 24 April 2016
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I have used prickly heat powder since my time with the R.N. in Singapore and Malaysia and have found it efficacious for sweat rash and similar conditions. This particular brand I have used with success for about 10 years.


Captain Blood [DVD][1935]
Captain Blood [DVD][1935]
Dvd ~ Errol Flynn
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Good, 23 Jan. 2016
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This review is from: Captain Blood [DVD][1935] (DVD)
This was the first movie my father took me to see and although somewhat dated by modern standards still very enjoyable. It is particularly good to see Errol Flynn at the beginning of his his career swashing his buckler for the first time.


The Zulu Wars 1879 [DVD]
The Zulu Wars 1879 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Powell
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Price: £14.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Zulu Rise & Fall, 18 Dec. 2015
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This review is from: The Zulu Wars 1879 [DVD] (DVD)
This DVD was bought to replace a VHS recording with the same title. This DVD was much better containing the early history of Shaka and the development of the Zulu nation as well as the history of its decline and fall due to the engineered war of 1879. As depicted Ceteshwayo did not want the war and desperately sought a peaceful settlement. One little moan I have is that it, like the film "ZULU" , it implies that the 24th Warwickshire regiment was Welsh but although it was later taken over by the South Wales Borderers at the time of the 1879 war it was an English regiment and the were more Englishmen at Rorke's Drift than Welsh.


Zulu Dawn [DVD]
Zulu Dawn [DVD]
Dvd ~ Burt Lancaster
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Price: £3.58

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5.0 out of 5 stars isiNgisi bulala, 16 Dec. 2015
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This was bought as a replacement for a VHS recording. It is very good at giving the personalities involved in engineering the Zulu war of 1879 and some of the reasons for the defeat at Isandlwana which are still a matter for discussion. I would recommend it for anyone interested in the 1879 Zulu war combined with reading the book "Zulu" by Saul David.


The Wager Disaster: Mayhem, Mutiny and Murder in the South Seas
The Wager Disaster: Mayhem, Mutiny and Murder in the South Seas
by Rear Admiral C. H. Layman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A Maritime Epic, 6 Aug. 2015
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This is an extremely full account of this disaster as seen by those who were involved both in the problems of the shipwreck and those which arose afterwards especially after the shooting of Midshipman Cozens by Captain Cheap. The account of the epic voyage of 2500 nautical miles from Patagonia to Brazil through the Straits of Magellan an open boat skippered by Gunner Bulkeley without the aid of charts must rank alongside that of Captain Bligh. Unfortunately the death rate among the Wager survivors was very high only 36 of the original crew returning to Britain. An exciting interesting and enjoyable read.


Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles
Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles
by Bernard Cornwell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nosey 1 Nappy 0, 13 April 2015
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This was an extremely readable account of this important battle. The author, well known for his "Sharpe" novels, made the subject both instructive and entertaining, who could ask for more? There will always be some argument about the relative importance of Blucher's Prussians but the important thing is that Napoleon lost!


Culinario Frying Pan 24 cm Red EcoLon Ceramic Coating for Induction
Culinario Frying Pan 24 cm Red EcoLon Ceramic Coating for Induction
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Price: £20.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Pan to beat all, 22 Dec. 2013
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Very pleased with this pan. Noted that there have been comments on ceramic pans that the were too light or became discoloured. This model is a good weight and no problem with discolouration. I wonder if the latter problem is due to using to higher heat and I have never used it for very hot deep frying. It has proved ideal for the type of cooking I do and the non-stick lining is the best I have met. I would never be without it and am buying on for my sister-in-law.


Ulysses [1967] [DVD]
Ulysses [1967] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Barbara Jefford
Price: £5.80

4.0 out of 5 stars Bloom's Dublin, 15 Dec. 2013
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To enjoy the DVD to the full it helps a great deal if you have read the book and know Dublin and its environs, for instance when the sign for the forty foot appears with a nude swimmer it helps to know that this is an area set aside for male nude bathing. It also adds to the interest if you can recognise the various sites as they appear. Having read the book and spending six happy years of my youth at college in Dublin I enjoyed this film very much but can see how anyone coming to it with no background knowledge might find it confusing.


Teddy Suhren, Ace of Aces: Memoirs of a U-Boat Rebel
Teddy Suhren, Ace of Aces: Memoirs of a U-Boat Rebel
by Teddy Suhren
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wet Oakleaves, 15 Dec. 2013
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I considered this book very entertaining as it not only dealt with his adventures as a U-boat first lieutenant and captain but covered his time as a cadet. One also gets a feeling of the political thoughts of the time and his meetings with historical characters such as Bornmann and Eva Braun. The photographs are printed on the relevant pages and not grouped together in the centre of the book which saves having to flick back and forth to correlate them with the text. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the U-boat war as an informative and enjoyable read.


Harvey [DVD]
Harvey [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Stewart
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars White rabbits better than pink elephants, 21 July 2013
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It is many years since I first saw this gentle and charming film but it has lost nothing of its gentle moral humour in the mean time. Many of us could do with Harvey's advice even if it does come from a six foot invisible white rabbit. James Stewart as Elmer P Dowd using his kindly philosophy, prompted by Harvey, to sort out problems is excellent.


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