Mr. Jake R. N. Waddington

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (9 of 15)
Location: Cambridge, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,740,376 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 15
9th Company (Single Disc) [2008] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Fyodor Bondarchuck
9th Company (Single Disc) [2008] [DVD] DVD ~ Fyodor Bondarchuck
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best., 11 May 2010
This happens to be the best modern day war films I've seen, with some of the best camera work and directing to date. Over 1,500 extras were used in the filming of this, and it really does pay off, giving the large scale picture of what Afghanistan was like for the Soviets, and to a lesser extent, to the ongoing UN mission currently deployed there now. Not the most historically accurate, but when was the last time a good war film was?
Pull Up a Sandbag: A Celebration of Squaddie Humou&hellip by Jonathan Smiles
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book has to be one of the funniest I've ever read! This book has funny stories from every corner of the world where the Brits have been deployed, and ranges from short one paragraph long pranks, to full on 5-6 page long running jokes! If you want a guaranteed laugh for a couple of days, then buy this book.
The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time an&hellip by Patrick Hennessey
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read, 11 May 2010
This book offers a deep and thorough insight into the daily life of an Army Officer in the British Army, as well as what it is like to go on tour to various parts of the world. The way the author does this is to recount his 5 years in the Army, from Sandhurst to the Falklands, from an Officer cadet to Captain. For those hoping to follow in Hennessey's footsteps, this book is an essential as it lays down the ins and outs of various happenings throughout his army career that no other book I have yet read has, especially the first quarter and last third of the book (Sandhurst and Afghanistan respectively)which really do show the reader the bigger picture of what Sandhurst is like, and what… Read more

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