Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (9 of 12)


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The Blockade Breakers: The Berlin Airlift by Helena  P Schrader
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Like most people, I knew of the Berlin Airlift in a vague wikipedia kind of way. I hadn't appreciated the multiple strands of political machinations, logistical requirements, technological shortcomings, crew sacrifice and the sheer courage of the West Berliners not to sell their soul to the vile Stalin. The author does a great job of weaving a very detailed but easy to follow story of an incredible task of human achievement and everybody, from the top to the bottom, gets the respect they deserve. It also avoids the pitfall of being a numbers and anecdote book, which for something as amazing as the Berlin Airlift would have been an easy trap to fall into.

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The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins' Sting Hobbit Letter Open&hellip by The Hobbit
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice gift, 2 Aug 2013
Looks good and does what it says on the tin. The box is made of plastic but it is pleasing to the eye. Overall a very nice gift.
Gelert Edge Hydro Pack - Black/Bright Lime, 2 Litr&hellip Gelert
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sized bag, 2 Aug 2013
If your looking for a hydration pack with plenty of space, this is the one. I currently carry my multi-tool, spare inner-tube, lights, pump and waterproof jacket and there is still loads of space for food and drinks. The bladder is simple to use and clean and leak proof after a couple of months use. My only quibble is the bite valve at the end of the tube doesn't come with a dirt cover, which is around 8-9 extra from Amazon. Apart from that, great value for money.

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