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Mr. Christopher Harris "Chris in Brum" (Birmingham UK)
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The Origins of the Second World War
The Origins of the Second World War
by A.J.P. Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Essentail reading, 28 Nov 2014
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This is a classic but very controversial book. Taylor's views (in essence that Hitler didn't plan WW2 but opportunistically reacted to events) have been challenged by many. The jury is still out but it remains essential reading for the serious student.


Omron M2 Classic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron M2 Classic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Price: £30.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended by my GP, 28 Nov 2014
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This was recommended to me by my GP. It is very easy to use so if you need to monitor your blood pressure you won't go wrong with this.


Jeweler's Loupe - 30X
Jeweler's Loupe - 30X
Offered by Micro-Tools Europe
Price: £3.14

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It simply works, 28 Nov 2014
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This is a simple device that simply works! It's not expensive and does the job.


The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred
The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred
by Niall Ferguson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A "must read", 28 Nov 2014
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As always Ferguson challenges perceived wisdom and is endlessly stimulating. If you are interested in 20th century history then this is a "must read".


Mozart: The Symphonies /Pinnock
Mozart: The Symphonies /Pinnock
Price: £28.17

5.0 out of 5 stars A good survey, 28 Nov 2014
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If you want a complete survey of the symphonies played on authentic instruments this is first rate. Good performances and good recordings at a great price make this very enticing.


The Day Will Dawn [1942]
The Day Will Dawn [1942]
Dvd ~ Ralph Richardson
Offered by dvdGOLD
Price: £4.73

5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 28 Nov 2014
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A classic war film that should be seen by anyone interested in the genre or in wartime propaganda. It's a good watch in its own right too.


Mahler - Symphony No 2
Mahler - Symphony No 2
Price: £15.51

5.0 out of 5 stars First class, 28 Nov 2014
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I'm not an expert on Mahler but I found this performance very moving. The recording is first class and the performance is excellent.


The rise & development of military music
The rise & development of military music
by Henry George Farmer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A clear recommendation, 28 Nov 2014
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There is very little literature about military music so if you want to know something about its development then this old (1912) book is excellent. It's a reprographic edition but it is very clear.

A clear recommendation for anyone interested in this subject.


Haydn: The 'Sturm und Drang' Symphonies (DG Collectors Edition)
Haydn: The 'Sturm und Drang' Symphonies (DG Collectors Edition)
Price: £17.72

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent collection, 7 Nov 2014
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This is a top class period instrument version of some 19 of Haydn's symphonies. The recording is very good as is the playing. A very useful collection for any lover of the music of this period. It doesn't have the lush strings of say Dorati but it is more a sHaydn would have heard it.


Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, Prokofiev: October Cantata
Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, Prokofiev: October Cantata
Price: £10.35

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5.0 out of 5 stars A visceral performance, 17 Sep 2014
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I agree with the previous reviewers, this is brilliant. Visceral is the word that has sprung to my mind to describe this performance. Like others I'm not sure this is really a symphony, more a cantata to my mind, but I don't think that matters. It is what it is and here you can almost touch the emotion. It is completely RUSSIAN in all its aspects. An outstanding performance and an excellent recording for its age. I'm listening on SACD.

Buy this if you are interested in this repertoire. Indeed buy it anyway!


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