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Escort (War at Sea)
Escort (War at Sea)
by D.A. Rayner
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent account of war at sea, 26 Jan 2014
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This is a well written account of the remarkable service of D A Rayner. It gives a flavour of the relentless nature of the war at sea over 6 long years. Rayner loved his job in command of several ships, going through a wide range of ships from armed trawlers to escort destroyers. Convoy, patrols, air attacks, submarine warfare, being torpedoed and battling the fearsome Atlantic weather are all brilliantly described. The book is lightened by numnerous escapades and anecdotes fondly recounted of the men who served alongside Rayner and which enabled him to survive the stress of command for so long. if you are interested in the war at sea this is a must read book.


Bahco S240 Socket Set 24 Piece 1/2 Square Drive
Bahco S240 Socket Set 24 Piece 1/2 Square Drive
Offered by Caulfield Industrial
Price: 43.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quality Starter Set, 9 Jan 2014
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This is an excellent quality starter set suitable for anyone who does a bit of car maintenance or occasional engineering projects. The ratchet handle is very comfortable. Great value.


Watching War Films With My Dad
Watching War Films With My Dad
by Al Murray
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading title, 9 Jan 2014
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A decent read but the title "Al Murray A Memoir" is the more accurate title. While "Watching war films with my Dad" does get frequent mentions the book is more about Al Murray's interest in History and particularly WW2. He describes how it features as he grew up (films, Airfix, Action Man, Cadet Force) and in his adult life (University, touring, history documentaries). Very amusing in places and some interesting discussion on the history itself.


The enemy below
The enemy below
by Denys Arthur Rayner
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good fictional account of the war at sea, 9 Jan 2014
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This book focuses on a fictional dual between an escort destroyer and a U-boat in the South Atlantic during WW2. It is very good on operational detail of tracking and attacking from both the surface and submarine perspective. The Robert Mitchum film is similar but fetaurfes a US destroyer. The book is let down by a poor ending and sensibilities and writting style of 1953.


Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy
Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy
by Iain Martin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Account, 9 Jan 2014
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This is an excellent account of the rise and fall of RBS. Well written, readable and not too technical. It is a good lesson in what went wrong with our banks leading to the crash of 2008. If you are interested in finding out what happened this book would be a good introduction.


RICH MAN FALLING
RICH MAN FALLING
Price: 13.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great blues-rock album, 8 Feb 2009
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This is a brilliant first album. If you are keen on great blues and rock guitar playing you should love this. Eleven out of the 13 tracks are written by Simon McBride: all are very good but some are outstanding such as Standing Still, So Much Love and DC. There are also great renditions of Free's Be My Friend and Power of Soul by Hendrix. The guitar playing is exceptional and whilst distinctive you can hear the influences of Hendrix, Led Zepelin and others. The rythym section provides a powerful force driving the songs along and complimenting perfectly the guitar playing. Wonderful album!


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