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Northrop F-5/F-20/T-38 - Warbirdtech Vol. 44
Northrop F-5/F-20/T-38 - Warbirdtech Vol. 44
by Frederick a. Johnson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.04

1.0 out of 5 stars Not an original but a fake!, 19 Dec 2013
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I should have known from the price it was too good to be true! The book is bound with a glossy cover and a good try to mimic the original but inside the pages are of average photocopy standard. This has not been printed as a reprint but produced off a photocopier set to poor quality. The sad part is the photos and diagrams are not sharp and the give away to it's fakeness is the section titled ' Northrop F-5/F-20/T-38 in colour' is in pure black and white.

If you just want the text then it is readable but the book is of poor quality and I'm sure the author/publisher won't be seeing a penny from any fake book sales. What is more of a let down is that Amazon let people abuse copyright and sell fake books on their website! Sorry but this is a disappointment.

Le Grand Jeu, Tomes 1, 2 et 3 : Premier cycle complet en 3 volumes : Tome 1, Ultima Thulé ; Tome 2, Les dieux noirs ; Tome 3, La terre creuse
Le Grand Jeu, Tomes 1, 2 et 3 : Premier cycle complet en 3 volumes : Tome 1, Ultima Thulé ; Tome 2, Les dieux noirs ; Tome 3, La terre creuse
by Jean-Pierre Pécau
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Le Grand Jeu Volumes 1-3, 23 Oct 2010
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Great artwork and the story line is very original. this volume contains all the books so far. If you like french graphic novels I'd recommend Le Grand Jeu as a read.

Babylon 5: The Complete Collection + The Lost Tales [DVD]
Babylon 5: The Complete Collection + The Lost Tales [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bruce Boxleitner
Price: £57.76

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5.0 out of 5 stars Babylon 5 The Complete Collection, 22 April 2009
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Walking into my girlfriends living room I saw that her brother had bought this product and had left it sitting on the side. Babylon 5: The Complete Collection + The Lost Tales (Exclusive to [DVD] Remembering how I used to love Babylon 5 all those years ago I took a good look at his box set and saw that it had everything, and I mean everything a Babylon 5 fan would ever need. I had to have it. I ordered my box set straight away and after a few days it arrived. Within days I had square eyes as I made my way through the first series, then the second and onto the third. I still have two more series to watch and then there are all the movies and spin offs. I had forgotten how great Babylon 5 was/is. The CGI though basic now still stands it's ground 16 years on from the pilot episode. The story lines are as relevant today as back then. Babylon 5 set the bench mark for TV Sci fi series which we enjoy today. It was the first in the new era of CGI and live action series and it is a classic. I'm really enjoying this product and it's well worth the money and time to watch it all over again. If you love Sci fi you will love this box set and it is a must have item for the Babylon 5 fan.

An Ungentlemanly Act [1992] [DVD]
An Ungentlemanly Act [1992] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ian Richardson
Offered by babsbargains *** WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ***
Price: £36.98

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5.0 out of 5 stars An Ungentlemanly Act [1992], 16 Sep 2003
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It's been over twenty one years since the Falklands conflict and it feels like the same amount of time has past since you were able to find a copy of this made for television film/drama.
It has all the humour (quite a lot of it black) of the British, which after all the Falkland islanders were. On the evening of 1 April 1982, Operation 'Rosario, the Argentinean invasion began, this is the setting for the film.
The film starts by taking you into the events prior to invasion with the arrival of Naval Party 8901 led by Major Mike Norman. You get to meet the various islanders, Royal Marines, civil servants, journalists and Argentineans and see the tension and speculation before the invasion. It is a good lead up to the attack it's self and really puts you into the mood of the times.
The main part of the film takes place during the night and the following morning of the invasion. It is very, very well done. Both forces look the part, costumes, equipment and setting wise, it's well researched.
The moment when all hell breaks loose and the islanders, marines and the civil servants at Government House try to react to what is going on around them really pulls you into the action. Events from Port Williams' Yorke beaches, The Islands' radio station, Moody Brook Barracks, the pub and homes of some of the islanders also play backdrop to various scenes. These show civilians stuck in a war zone which is very much needed. It shows them as Britains and not Argentineans in culture.
Once the situation was realised and the fighting was under way, although a serious event; the way the British forces act under conflict is so true to life and at times very funny (speaking from experience). The actors chosen for the roles were cast so well; they really pull it off brilliantly.
I would even say it's worth buying this film just for the comments of ex-Royal Marine Corporal Jim Airfield to the Governor Sir Rex Hunt upon surrender or the Marine's Company Sergent Major's dealings with sloppy weapons drills of the Falklands Islands Volunteer Defence Force.
The film really tells the story of that day even though it is dramatised in places and some of the technical details and body counts are far from correct! I suggest also buying Max Arthur's book Above All, Courage: The Eyewitness History of the Falklands War which has Major Mike Norman's memories of that day if you are looking for the true details and removal of dramatisation.
The film unlike many a modern war drama is also filmed from the Argentinean side, which is still not fully shown in many publications, dramas of documentaries about the conflict. It's good the film does not show them as this faceless enemy and gives it more credibility in my view. The Film's ending is very well done, it makes one proud to be British and it leaves you on a high with the under dog winning keeping with tradition of the British war flick.
In the past I have only ever seen An Ungenlemanly Act on television when first shown or poor quality video (Phil can FR have his copy back now!). Now it is out on DVD, many a fans search should be over. It's about time; I only hope the film Tummbledown will soon be released on DVD too.
I hope you enjoy it as much as my friends and me do.
Finally "What ever that Argie is doing let him live!" and sit down with the chap and watch this film together!

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