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Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge
Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge
by Danny S. Parker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very thorough, a solid historical record of the massacre., 18 Jan. 2015
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This is a good book that lays to rest the myths and legends that have built up over the Malmedy massacre. The calibre of the research is top notch and Mr Parker seems to have spoken to every German or American that was at the infamous scene - not to mention a few civilians as well. I found the book to be well-balanced in its coverage, with it even addressing the issue of whether the massacre actually took place, as some people apparently believe the post war SS propaganda that the event was made up. It was chilling to read of the experiences of the survivors as they listened, their life blood draining away, to German footsteps approaching them in the snow, never knowing when the next bullet would strike. In the interests of fairness Mr Parker also recounts incidences when American troops killed German prisoners, although, for obvious reasons, the book largely sticks to the Malmedy script. All told this is another well-written Ardennes book by the author. However, I am always left with the question: why does he stick just to the Bulge?


Soundpeats Qy7 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for Iphone 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices (QY7, black/green)
Soundpeats Qy7 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for Iphone 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices (QY7, black/green)
Offered by SOUNDSOUL Direct
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Small but powerful., 15 Jan. 2015
These are a nice mid-range pair of earphones that offer a quality sound, although one that is not too bass heavy - which probably suits some people. I found them easy to get up and running and they are comfortable in the ear to wear. I tried them out when listening to German punk and they certainly stayed in when I lightly pogoed. The cable is also well made and is sturdy and durable. I have had better earphones, and I certainly prefer headphones, but these are a good introduction to the earphone market. As such, I think they would be perfect for teenagers.


Fun Punks Not Dead
Fun Punks Not Dead
Price: £14.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Fabsi is back., 11 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Fun Punks Not Dead (Audio CD)
Fabsi, old veteran of the punk scene (think the Charlie Harper of Deutschpunk), is back with a new album, with Fun Punk well to the fore. Luckily he still has Elf from Slime as his sidekick so you can rest assured that the guitar work is top notch all the way through this album. The concept of 'fun' punk is not my favourite genre of punk but Die Mimmis have consistently produced great punk songs down the years - with this being no exception. I loved the dig at Mr Blatter: '**** the international football association' and pogoed on down to the faster numbers. Overall this is yet another cool record on Fabsi's CV.


DBPOWER Wireless Game Remote Controller + USB Receiver for Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
DBPOWER Wireless Game Remote Controller + USB Receiver for Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars X Box controller for the kids., 11 Jan. 2015
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This X-Box controller works perfectly on my son's old X-Box system, with all the usual buttons you would expect from such a product. I have to say that I can see no difference between this and the more official X-Box ones, apart from the price, which is a few pounds cheaper. I noticed no discernible difference in the gameplay and am totally satisfied with this substitute product. I know it is only a games controller but this item has no obvious drawbacks. It came well-packaged and with no instructions. although none were needed.


Battle Of The Bulge [DVD] [1965]
Battle Of The Bulge [DVD] [1965]
Dvd ~ Henry Fonda
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still an interesting film but..., 10 Jan. 2015
...oh dear, those King Tigers are not real!! The best thing about this movie is on the extras, where the producer insists they searched high and low to get authentic German tanks. What nonsense. Still, I quite enjoyed this Hollywood melodrama about the Battle of the Bulge and Robert Shaw is always good to watch. He certainly made a good Nazi, with just the right amount of arrogance and stiff upper lip to his portrayal of Jochen Peiper.


Rest of 1981-1992 Vol.1
Rest of 1981-1992 Vol.1
Price: £15.82

4.0 out of 5 stars They made some great records..., 10 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Rest of 1981-1992 Vol.1 (Audio CD)
...back in the early 1980s. Along with their compatriots, the likes of Slime, Blut & Eisen, Toxoplasma, Daily Terror and Canal Terror, Razzia made some superb Deutschpunk, with their edgy, sometimes experimental sound the perfect backbeat to the cries of the kids wishing to be heard. This is a 19 track compilation of old demos, live tracks and unreleased recordings from the bands first twelve years and includes many of their best songs. Even allowing for the length of time since many of these were recorded, I have to say that the sound quality is very good, with Rajas Thiele's vocals sounding very raspy indeed. I still have the vinyl copies of those early Razzia albums and dragged them out for another play upon hearing this. A great collection of a band that was very influential on the German punk scene.


EC Technology® 8200 DPI Gaming Mouse Laser 9 Programmable Buttons Macro Definition High Precision Ergonomic Mouse With Weight Tuning Smart Breathing Light Omron Micro Switches Braided Wire
EC Technology® 8200 DPI Gaming Mouse Laser 9 Programmable Buttons Macro Definition High Precision Ergonomic Mouse With Weight Tuning Smart Breathing Light Omron Micro Switches Braided Wire

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic mouse with no cheese., 9 Jan. 2015
This is a great mouse to use if you fancy spending hours in the company of aliens, tanks or other bad people from the internet world. It is contoured perfectly for the average sized hand and really makes gameplay a delight. My son, a World of Tanks fanatic, loves using this and reckons the Matilda tank handles lovely with this gadget. If, however, you are not into tanks, it still works perfectly, whatever the people you are trying to engage with. It comes well packaged and is full of little buttons to programme to your mouse needs. The only possible downside is that you have to go onto the products website to download a driver, but that only takes a minute or two to do. A fab product and one that will hopefully last my son for years.


X-Sense DS31 10-Year Battery Lifetime Fire Alarm Smoke Detector with Photoelectric Sensor
X-Sense DS31 10-Year Battery Lifetime Fire Alarm Smoke Detector with Photoelectric Sensor
Offered by Avantek UK
Price: £25.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smoke on the water..., 7 Jan. 2015
This is a nice and loud smoke alarm that comes with a built-in lithium-ion battery (this is handy as smoke alarms can sometimes be tricky to insert batteries into). I personally found it easy to install, as it was merely taking the place of another, somewhat antiquated by comparison, smoke alarm. However, even if you had to start from scratch this should be easy to affix to the ceiling. The device itself is very loud, which may or not be a positive - I say that as I would prefer one to be a tad quieter for when it is set off accidentally when toasting bread, for example. Mind you, when all is said and done, the main purpose of a smoke alarm is to wake you up and save your life, so it is probably better to err on the side of caution. Of course, I have not yet had a fire, but it did spring into life when I purposely let smoke into the hallway, where I have positioned my product. All in all, this is a handy device to have and possibly a life-saving essential. My thanks to Claybox for the free review item.


Vetra Volleyball Soft Touch Volley Ball Official Size 5 Yellow /Blue/ White Outdoor Indoor Beach Gym Game Ball New
Vetra Volleyball Soft Touch Volley Ball Official Size 5 Yellow /Blue/ White Outdoor Indoor Beach Gym Game Ball New
Offered by Sport-Items
Price: £14.90

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I got a spacehopper baby and its strictly one seater..., 7 Jan. 2015
Okay, it is not a spacehopper but I can't resist the chance to quote Julian Cope! My daughter (12 years) loves playing volley ball at school so I jumped at the chance of a free review ball to try out, courtesy of the friendly people at Vetra. The first thing to say is that it turns up flaccid and needs a good pumping to get hard. Personally I used my bicycle pump to do this, as the hole to pump air in is quite small. Once up and running it has a lovely smell and texture to it and certainly offers a good bounce from the ground. My daughter absolutely loves it and is now often to be found with ball in hand, bouncing it up and down against the nearest wall. Lastly I should add that the one I received is coloured green, blue and white, rather than the yellow pictured under the products listing. All in all a good ball that is perfect for the volley ball enthusiast in your life.


Vetra Sports Squeeze Water Bottle Leakproof Valve Hydration 650 ML Clear/Black/Blue Running Cycling Bike Soccer Football NEW
Vetra Sports Squeeze Water Bottle Leakproof Valve Hydration 650 ML Clear/Black/Blue Running Cycling Bike Soccer Football NEW
Offered by Sport-Items
Price: £5.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for storing a sneaky cider., 7 Jan. 2015
This is a great design that enables you to keep nearly a pint and a half of cider within a clear plastic bottle, dead handy when you are fishing and fancy a tipple. Alternatively, if you are of a sports persuasion, you could be boring and fill this with essential hydration liquids: water. The design is nice and funky and the clear nature of the material means that you can always check how much liquid remains in the bottle when slurping down the water/cider. The bottle top is easy to drink out of and spillage is kept to a minimum. A very nice product.


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