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Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific
Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent,excellent,excellent read on an under written about topic, 10 Jun. 2016
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This book covers an aspect of WW2 that I have struggled to find anything having been written about, it covers the bomber war against Japan
It is an interesting piece of history from the perspective of a young man who wants to be a fighter pilot and ends up piloting one of the most destructive aircraft of WW2
Thankfully it is written in a way that allows the reader to appreciate that the U.S. Air force was populated by ordinary people who were not above bending rules to get a few bottles of decent booze.
The book details a full tour with all the missions logged some of it in depth but never does it loose the power to keep you reading more and more.
While the losses in the bombing war over Japan were relatively small compared to the losses over Germany there were not the same number of aircraft involved so the losses that did occur were keenly felt
At the end of the book there is some of the authors own thoughts about war, the Japanese, the subsequent generations all of which I concur with none the less it shows that even now there is a debt still to be paid
All in all money very well spent


Four Years on the Western Front
Four Years on the Western Front
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very very good read, 30 May 2016
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It is unusual to read about WW1 from a privates point of view, this book does not give a broad picture of the war but rather the trials and tribulations endured by the ordinary Tommy. It does take some close reading as the book is strewn with spelling errors mostly I imagine from the digitisation process. This is not a blood and guts book but rather a slow and steep decent into the mindset of a WW1 soldier and its over familiarity with death and destruction. All in all an excellent read


The Fall of Night
The Fall of Night
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4.0 out of 5 stars A little slow to start purely I think as the political scenarios had to be created but once it got going it was an excellent rea, 3 May 2016
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This review is from: The Fall of Night (Kindle Edition)
In view of recent events in Germany and the myopic and narrow minded attitudes of British politicians very few of whom have any military experience


Flashing Saber: Three Years in Vietnam
Flashing Saber: Three Years in Vietnam
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the better Vietnam books, 29 July 2015
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Really excellent, the perspective is essentially from someone who wants to be there -especially at the beginning pre Tet. It also has insights into why America lost that I had not considered.
Truly an excellent book
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Killing Zone
Killing Zone
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 26 Jun. 2015
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This is a 'cant put it down book'
it has similarities with many of the 'Soldiers Soldier' books that are on the market in that they start learning to overcome adversity at an early age but this guy goes onward and upward.
I won't say more but you will not be disappointed.
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A Doric Dictionary: Volume One - Doric - English (Doric Dialect Book 1)
A Doric Dictionary: Volume One - Doric - English (Doric Dialect Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nae bad quine, 4 May 2015
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Not quite the Oxford standard but a very good start. As a test I picked a few entries from Gibbons Sunset Song and about 80% of the broad Buchan words were there. All in all a good guide for those in need of one


Musixmatch
Musixmatch
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4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 13 Feb. 2015
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really quite good - a little clunky but works 100%


As You Were!: 27 years with the Royal Corps of Transport (1965-1992)
As You Were!: 27 years with the Royal Corps of Transport (1965-1992)
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4.0 out of 5 stars All the right moves, 8 Feb. 2015
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This book resonated with me as my son served as a port op in marchwood with the RLC and my brother was in the RCT in Bunde BAOR where the author worked which I visited on numerous occasions
It is unfortunately another one of those personal histories which means a lot to the individual but to the reader it tends to be a little bit of a series of facts and figures unless there is some other involvement.
Having said that I enjoyed it because I had involvement and I would recommend it to anyone with a military interest


Arctic Snow to Dust of Normandy: The Extraordinary Wartime Exploits of a Naval Special Agent
Arctic Snow to Dust of Normandy: The Extraordinary Wartime Exploits of a Naval Special Agent
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5.0 out of 5 stars The first James Bond at war, 6 Dec. 2014
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For someone who was a sickly child Patrick Job had an amazing war
The book touches on his childhood and then spends time as he learned to sail in some very challenging area's before the war. As a sailor he naturally joins the RN and then the action really starts.
Written in a manner of the man and the moment which downplays his actions it is well worth reading


Kindle Fire HD User Guide Manual: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Kindle Device in 30 Minutes (OCT 2015)
Kindle Fire HD User Guide Manual: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Kindle Device in 30 Minutes (OCT 2015)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother, 3 Dec. 2014
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If you have had your kindle for more than two hours you have already the information contained in this book


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