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Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The European Disaster, 21 Oct 2013
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Max Hastings is a superb historian and his latest work maintains his exacting standards. The book covers the opening stages of the war up to December 1914 and examines the war aims of the combatants and how these worked out in practice. This book is a magnificent read. Thoroughly recommended.


Beeching - 50 years of the Axeman (illustrated)
Beeching - 50 years of the Axeman (illustrated)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Breaching in retrospect, 3 Jan 2013
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An interesting and informative account of British Railways since the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. Much food for thought here, Particularly regarding those closures which should not have been carried out such as the Great Central. Recommended.


The Last Waltz [1978] [DVD]
The Last Waltz [1978] [DVD]
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5.0 out of 5 stars The swansong of the Band., 2 Jan 2013
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This is the DVD for all lovers of Bob Dylan and The Band. If you find yourself in that category buy this DVD.
It showcases the Bands' last public concert and you will watch it again and again. BRILLIANT !!!!


Railway Top Spots: Revisiting the Top Train Spotting Destinations of our Childhood
Railway Top Spots: Revisiting the Top Train Spotting Destinations of our Childhood
by Julian Holland
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 18.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The locations and temples of our youth., 2 Jan 2013
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Written for all those of us that grew up in the 1950s with the sight and sounds of steam. Here are the photographic
memories that summon up the nostalgia for a way of life now gone for ever. If you were a train spotter then this is the
book for you. I loved it !!!


Loyalty
Loyalty
by Matthew Lewis
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.99

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Richard as loyal brother and king, 2 Jan 2013
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A gripping and captivating story of the life and times of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, latterly King Richard III. Idealised in parts it nevertheless gives a compelling portrait of Yorkist England and of Richard as an intensely likeable man. Highly recommended.


Lines into London: London Railways in the Post-War Years
Lines into London: London Railways in the Post-War Years
by Wrenford Thatcher
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 18.60

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars London Railway Enthusiast? Give This a Miss!, 20 Jun 2011
Having been born and raised in north-west London I approached this book with pleasurable anticipation. I am sorry to say that I came away
extremely disappointed. The book would benefit from being printed on better quality paper and the captions to the photographs are woeful.

There are many better books on the market on this topic, give this one a wide berth !!
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Towton: The Battle of Palm Sunday Field
Towton: The Battle of Palm Sunday Field
by John Sadler
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Yorkist Triumph, 6 April 2011
March 29th 1461 brought a new king to the English throne and signalled the downfall of the house of Lancaster. The battle of Towton was to go down in history as the bloodiest day in English history, leaving some 28,000 casualties on the battlefield. The author, John Sadler, is to be congratulated on producing a highly readable account of the battle, the commanders involved and the issues at stake. Highly recommended.


London Underground Steam
London Underground Steam
by Kevin McCormack
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.80

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars London Underground Steam, 6 April 2011
For those of us born at the end of the second war it comes as something of a shock to realise that it is now 40 years since steam finished on London's
Underground. Those of us lucky to have lived on the route of the Metropolitan Line and witnessed the everyday occurence of the changeover to steam at
Rickmansworth will be delighted by this book. It tells a fascinating story in glorious colour and will jog many memories. Steam on the Underground has now finished but this book provides a fitting tribute. Highly recommended.


Battles East: A History of the Eastern Front of the First World War
Battles East: A History of the Eastern Front of the First World War
by G. Irving Root
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eastern Front in World War 1., 5 Mar 2011
What Winston Churchill called "The unknown War" in 1930 now seems to be attracting more attention from historians. Mr Root has produced a lucid and highly readable account of Tsarist Russia's titanic struggles on the eastern front during world war 1. Although always struggling against German technical superiority, the Russian Army nevertheless gave a creditable account of itself during these operations and always had the measure of the Austro-Hungarian forces opposing it.

Anyone interested in the history of the First World War will find much to interest them in this well-researched work. Highly recommended.


The Brusilov Offensive (Twentieth- Century Battles)
The Brusilov Offensive (Twentieth- Century Battles)
by Timothy C. Dowling
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Imperial Russia's last offensive., 5 Mar 2011
On June 4th 1916 the Imperial Russian Army began what was to be its last great offensive on the eastern front during World War 1. It was also the only land campaign of the war to bear the name of the general responsible for its execution. It was a resounding victory for Russian arms and tore the heart out of the Austro-Hungarian armies opposing them on that sector of the front.

The author has produced an easy-to-read and authoritative account of the Brusilov Offensive which only serves to confirm how much the Allies in the west owed to the brave efforts of the Tsar's armies, before all was swept away in the tragedy of 1917. Highly recommended.


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