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Last Flight from Singapore
Last Flight from Singapore
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read. Would recommend to anyone interested in WWII flying, 28 Mar. 2016
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As a pilot who was based for a time at RAF Castle Bromwich where the Spitfires were made I enjoyed reading this book. It gave a factual account of the role played by the RAF in the last days before the fall of Singapore. It shows that the RAF with the help of American and Commonwealth pilots did what it could to halt the tide of the Rising Sun. As the author says the RAF had not been established to fight on three fronts at the same time so this was a front too many. When I worked in Singapore the rumour was that Churchill had abandoned Singapore to the Rising Sun but this story to my mind disproves that view. And the author has no axe to grind, although he does shine a light on the decadence and complacency of some of the British civilians in Singapore, that may in itself have hastened the loss of the island to the Allies.
The book also shows the way in which the war time RAF could integrate people from across the range of allied countries into a fighting force - even fighting against a superior enemy force - and keep moral high. A few captains of industry should take note.


Bhowani Junction (Story-Tellers)
Bhowani Junction (Story-Tellers)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bowani Junction, 23 Nov. 2014
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This is a work of fiction but as John Masters served in British India you feel it is close to the real India of the time.
I liked the way the different ethnic viewpoints played out and how the Anglo-Indian way of life was portrayed as its service to the British was coming to an end.
I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this period of Indian and British history and likes to hear a soldier's story


Nightrunners of Bengal (Indian Trilogy Book 2)
Nightrunners of Bengal (Indian Trilogy Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant !!, 21 Oct. 2014
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The way Masters handles the emotional side of this period of Anglo Indian history is masterly.
He brings out all aspects of living in east India at that time from village to palace


Candlestick Trading Strategies: Engulfing Bar Setup: A Simple Price Action Candlestick Trading Strategy for Consistent Profits
Candlestick Trading Strategies: Engulfing Bar Setup: A Simple Price Action Candlestick Trading Strategy for Consistent Profits
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4.0 out of 5 stars clearly put, 21 Jun. 2014
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The book put the concepts over well without getting too technical.
Sometimes it's better to go one step at a time


A Lifetime in Longhaul: Qantas Pilot Flying Stories
A Lifetime in Longhaul: Qantas Pilot Flying Stories
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4.0 out of 5 stars Qantas Captains tell it as it was, 31 Dec. 2013
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Very interesting book for new and old pilots and aviation enthusiasts. It clearly shows why Qantas has such a good safety record and the changes that have occurred since the 1960s to date. Today the issue is acquiring and maintaining flying skills in the face of automation of the flight deck with computers taking over the work - until they go wrong and then the flight crew has to take over.
If you are a nervous passenger don't read this book.


Road Past Mandalay
Road Past Mandalay
by John Masters
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 16 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: Road Past Mandalay (Hardcover)
In the past I worked with guys who had been in Burma during WWII and having read this book I now understand what they went through to keep the Imperial Japanese Army out of India. Also the book illustrates the work of the British Army to keep peace in India, when it was on Britain's watch. It does


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