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Tanks! - The Battle Of Kursk [DVD]
Tanks! - The Battle Of Kursk [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Fletcher
Offered by CD and DVD Outlet
Price: £1.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series., 20 Jan. 2014
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Excellent analysis of Kursk and tactics involved in the battle. Interactive scenes blend in well with archive footage and graphics which have also been brought in to play. Other titles in the series look good and will be looking through them to see which ones are of interest.


The Road To Stalingrad: Stalin's War With Germany - Volume 1 [DVD]
The Road To Stalingrad: Stalin's War With Germany - Volume 1 [DVD]
Offered by Special Interests
Price: £1.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought., 20 Jan. 2014
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Bought this film thinking from the title that it dealt heavily with the events of November 1942 to February 1943. However, it's more about the Eastern Front and deals only in short parts with the events in Stalingrad.


Terror of Mechagodzilla [DVD] [1975] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Terror of Mechagodzilla [DVD] [1975] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £2.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Long live Godzilla!, 20 Jan. 2014
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Fantastic film takes me back in time to when I first saw the movie at the flicks here in Walsall. Remember most of the scenes and going to get more in the series from now.


Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon
Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon
by John Brant
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.53

5.0 out of 5 stars Sprinted through this marathon epic, 27 Feb. 2011
Saw this book on a running site and sent off for it. Marvellously written, although some have said they dislike the format - breaking away from the race for some chapters and then returning to the run. However, it proved a great insight into the lives of both Salazar and his commitment to winning and Beardsleys grim determination.
Both men ended up off the rails - Beardsley spiralling down to addiction to prescription drugs and Salazr in physical terms with his health - all traceable to that day in 1982. Having really run more than 50 marathons abroad - all proveable unlike some round here who claim 100 having done about a third - I know the technological difficulties of training and runnin gin the United Staes and around the globe and I read this book within the space of about four days from receiving it. I would recommend it to any runner or person keen on sport.


Nothing's Impossible
Nothing's Impossible
by Brian Blessed
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jolly tales from Brian, 16 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Nothing's Impossible (Paperback)
Bought this book in a second hand shop in Tewkesbury hoping to get Brian to sign it at one of his appearances. He promptly pulled out - never mind, another time Brian, eh? Went on to read it in two days and it is a great little read filled with irreverent humour and tales from his life. A lot of it covers mountaineering such as his climbs up Mont Blanc with a bleeding foot 'White Mountain, Red foot' and also up Kilimanjaro and his neverending quest for Everest and his love of Mallory and Irvine. He meets the Dalai Lama and puts a condom on the statue of Helios in the BBC television centre with the help of Huw Wheldon. Is there nothing this man cannot do?
Excellent read and well worth delving in to. Thanks for the memories Brian, catch up with you soon I hope.
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Mission Mongolia: Two Men, One Van, No Turning Back
Mission Mongolia: Two Men, One Van, No Turning Back
by David Treanor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars mission accomplished!, 14 Oct. 2010
Bought this book as I have an endearing interest in Mongolia - been wanting to go there for years.Having said that it is not until the end chapters that you actually read about Mongolia. The rest is a travelogue as our intrepid duo trek through Europe via Germany and entering Russia, then Kazakhstan. I would have liked to have read a bit more about some of the places they visited, Colditz for one, and Stalingrad if they had visited. However, I did find it absorbing, especially their troubles at each border, and the constant run in with traffic cops wanting the old bribes! I was with them when they hoped the van would make it, they even patched it up a couple of times with make shift spares from the back. Their descriptions of some of the roads leads me to think I shall never moan about the state of our roads. Look out for the slight twist at the end involving the van - all is not how it was supposed to work out!


Fattypuffs and Thinifers
Fattypuffs and Thinifers
by Andre Maurois
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story revisited., 30 Sept. 2010
Having had this story read to me when I was at school it was great to be able to revisit it, and actually take it in this time. Even though I am a grown up now - I think - it was charming and somehow belongs to a lost age which we don't have now, A simple enough story about getting on with each other in the world as a greater community. If only...


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