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Immediate Response
Immediate Response
by Mark Hammond
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Be carefull selecting this book, 20 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Immediate Response (Paperback)
The writing style is "gung-ho-ish" and very poor, the book is full of repetitions (that come to annoy you time and again, like the possibility of a shoot down of a Chinook by the Taliban) and it takes many pages to describe the events. You end up thinking (wrongly) that there's not that much to write about and that the author is just building pages into the book. It's hard to situate the events for there are constant breakdowns in narrative. I could continue but suffice to say that we all know that we've got to be carefull with books being written nowadays about Afghanistan and Irak and this one reminds even more of that.
Mr Hammond, you are a Royal Marine Major, you "drove" Chinook's in a war theater and you've got a well deserved DFC for that. That's not what i question (and how could i?). I just would love to read your story written in a very different way.
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Stand by for Action: The Memoirs of a Small Ship Commander in World War II
Stand by for Action: The Memoirs of a Small Ship Commander in World War II
by William Donald
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and honest first hand account, 6 Dec. 2010
This is a first hand account of sea warfare by a warship commander during the WWII. I have been surprised by his simple style in telling his adventures while commanding different warships with different duties. He is in fact very honest about it all. This is very good reading and it's more than worth your money.


Storm of Steel (Penguin Modern Classics)
Storm of Steel (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Ernst Junger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In line with most reviewers. . ., 6 Dec. 2010
In line with most reviewers of this book i encourage you also to buy and read this book. What an amazing experience this man had during WWI, surviving 4 years of trench warfare, being injured time and again while keeping is courage to fight. And how wonderfull that you can read his story after almost a century. This new edition is a good and honest one.


Fighter Pilot (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
Fighter Pilot (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
by Paul Richey
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Honest book, 20 Nov. 2010
A simply written and wonderful, personal and honest narrative about a fighter pilot life in France 1940. I think that we're lucky in having the opportunity to read books like this one.


Flying Through Midnight: A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War
Flying Through Midnight: A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War
by JohnT Halliday
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising..., 20 Nov. 2010
This book has been a surprise even after reading the other reviews. This book has been a very good susprise! Reading this book you could be seating side by side in the cockpit with the author. Excellent! Worth your money.


Strike Eagle: Flying the F-15E in the Gulf War (Warriors)
Strike Eagle: Flying the F-15E in the Gulf War (Warriors)
by William L. Smallwood
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent details, 19 Oct. 2010
This book provides excellent details! Can't forget the amazing description of the first night of the war!!! Worth buying!


The Forgotten Soldier (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
The Forgotten Soldier (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
by Guy Sajer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Could you have survived?, 2 July 2009
An amazing book! Very hard to describe the feelings you'll get reading it. I believe this is in fact a true story and probably that's the most unbelievable about it! You can seat in the sofa reading it, but your mind we'll be very far away. Could you have survived?


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