The Stationmaster

"pitmonster03"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (85 of 104)
Location: united kingdom

Interests
Has an MA in medieval history and has a lifelong enthusiasm for Ancient and Medieval social and military history, another joy is the bygone age of British transport be it Trains or Trams as well as the social aspects of that time!
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 19,050 - Total Helpful Votes: 85 of 104
The Ladykillers [ 1955 ] Uncensored - Widescreen <b>DVD</b> ~ Alec Guinness
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A fantastic priceless jewel in the Ealing Pictures collection and my forever personal favourite. the film is in Colour, 80 minutes long and my version was in the widescreen format to soak in more of the period ( Grimy 1950's King's Cross area) and the quality was very good. basic menu options at the beginning with a small gallery of movie shots to look at, nice and simple and straight into the film. with the comedic sinister aspect of the film its quite startling to realise that everybody in this film is actually dead ( whats known as "Tombstoning", watching old films or TV programs such as "Dad's Army" counting off who's dead...) and the areas filmed are long gone or… Read more
Prisoner of War Camps in Britain During the Second&hellip by Jon Sutherland
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
paperback, 220 pages, A4. 2012 Golden Guides Press. a really useful book covering a surprisingly neglected aspect of World War II, the authors clearly give us the history of POW captives held here in the UK, the POW Population, nationalities--yes we even had French POW's, the Vichy french that is..The primal function of this book is the location of MOST of the POW camps in the UK and the gazetter covers this very well, and the reader can see that this volume will have constant future updated editions as more and more camps are unearthed, i personally know of 2 camps that definately existed that are not mentioned in this book and both in Birmingham. there are no maps as such--no camp… Read more
Chicago's Pride: The Stockyards, Packingtown, and &hellip by Louise Carroll Wade
Paperback, 422pages, A4 size. 2003 University of Illinois. A very comprehensive academic look at the Packingtown area of Chicago, aspects of the area are covered--social elements, communities and of course the Stockyards and massive Slaughterhouses in the late 19th century--the nadir of the Hammond, Swift and Armour meat packers, also the smaller animal derivative processors are covered too. the Unions struggle with the packing houses as well as the ( It Seems...) the well armed local Police-Militia!! the social conditions governed by the colossal plants, the long hours, the pay etc--its all explained in this book.( i would strongly suggest having a map at hand to note down locations in… Read more