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Two Men Went To War [DVD]
Two Men Went To War [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kenneth Cranham
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £6.38

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful little film, 5 Jan 2011
This review is from: Two Men Went To War [DVD] (DVD)
This film is a wonderful character driven little gem. Based on the true story of two Royal Army Dental Corps troops who wanted to see some action, they set off to France on their own to fight their own private war. Obviously the film takes some slight liberties with the truth, the radar station they attack wasn't the Brunneval Radar that was attacked by the Parachute Regiment at the same time, Sergeant King was actually much younger. But the film does the differences with the truth justice, and are not meant to decieve the viewer to thinking they are watching a true story when they are not. It did happen.

The actors in this piece are superb, with some big names in British Screen and Theatre laying their pay checks to one side to tell this wonderful story. Derek Jacobi, James Fleet and Julian Glover being the three obvious ones. They have produced a great heartwarming film. Anybody not uplifted about a story of two brave men wanting to better themselves should check whether their heart hasn't turned to stone. Its the sort of film Britain should make more of.

The Nemesis File
The Nemesis File
by Paul Bruce
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A farago of lies, 5 Jan 2011
This review is from: The Nemesis File (Paperback)
I had the misfortune to read this in its previous incarnation 15 years ago, and thought it would linger on the 1p sales on Amazon, being eagerly snapped up only by the tin foil hat brigade in their search for yet another conspiracy. Staggeringly this tissue of lies has actually been republished, real trees have laid down their lives in an utterly pointless sacrifice. For those of you not in the know, this book is fiction. His knowledge of the weapons he allegedly used in cutting great swathes through the IRA is far below what is expected of an SAS Trooper. Indeed it is below the knowledge one would expect from a mechanic in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (the role Mr Bruce actually carried out whilst serving in the British Army). I was at that time an un-serving 19 year old student and even I knew that the SLR fired 7.62 Rounds not 9mm.

The book would be funny if the Walter Mitty style was actually well written. It is I'm afraid not exactly Shakespeare. It would be a light airport novel if it were not so patently false, the average Sven Hassell novel is more accurate. As it is it's a nasty little book that unfortunately denigrates the sacrifices of brave men and women who are accused of being little better than the SS. It has given ammunition to people who don't even accept the authors own admission that he's a liar that the British Army operated death squads in Northern Ireland in the 1970's.. Mr Bruce cannot be blamed for the actions of those too simple to accept his own admission that he made it all up, he could at least have the decency however to publish his book in the fiction section.

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