J. Blakemore

"the history man"
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,071
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (516 of 562)
Location: england


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,071 - Total Helpful Votes: 516 of 562
Britain's Cold War Fighters by Tim McLelland
Britain's Cold War Fighters by Tim McLelland
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot book on a cold war, 23 May 2014
I remember well my first exercise in Germany and freezing my proverbial's off in a trench in the coldest winter Europe had suffered in decades. I was serving in the RAF Regiment, and we had been entrenched in the countryside around RAF Bruggen for a week, unaware that due to the extreme cold, the exercise had been called off. We had been forgotten and left in our dug-outs. Nothing new for a serving Rock Ape during the Cold war. When we eventually returned to Bruggen - there had been only a single case of frost-bite - I remember sleeping for an entire day, after which I recall visiting the line of derelict Lightnings that guarded a remote corner of Bruggen's airfield and which I had glimpsed… Read more
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Limited Extend&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Martin Freeman
263 of 287 people found the following review helpful
As usual with my reviews, I will limit my comments to the product advertised, in this case the steel-book limited edition blu-ray of the extended version of The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey. Hopefully helping you to make the decision on whether the extended cut of the film is really worth the expenditure, especially if you, like me, already have the theatrical cut. I will also give you a run-down of all the additional scenes.
The packaging itself is the usual black plastic box sandwiched between metal covers, and in all honesty looks cheep when compared to the extended versions of the original trilogy in their book-style, individually coloured sleeves. Inside are the two-disc 3D… Read more
Valkyrja ~ Týr
Valkyrja ~ Týr
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I came across Tyr three years ago and last year travelled to York for the Yorvik celebrations to see them perform live following the release of 'The Lay Of Thrym'. I was not disappointed, and the atmosphere within the claustrophobic venue full of chain mail wearing re-enactors, was electric. The band rocked, and I proudly held my heathen hammer high when called for by the singer, Heri Joensen.
Because of the thematic content of Tyr's songs they naturally fall into the rock sub-category of 'Viking Metal' but unlike the majority of the groups that fall within this genre, the songs are beautifully crafted and Heri's vocals powerfully emotive without recourse to the tuneless growls and… Read more

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