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Cucumber Sandwiches in the Andes by John Ure
2.0 out of 5 stars Sandwiches be damed, 15 Aug 2013
A rather pedestrian account of a trip. Surely worthwhile and interesting to the participants, but not so much to us readers. Little insight provided.
Editor: An Inside Story of Newspapers by Max Hastings
2.0 out of 5 stars An insiders story, 15 Aug 2013
Not the best of Hastings offers. Gives some insight to the world of the press, but really something for an insider.
A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forg&hellip by Stanley Cloud
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellently written, taking in the lead up to the war, Poland's role with the allies during and then to the aquiesence of the West to Soviet control of the country. In each of these periods the book throws light on activities of the time and dispels myths perpetuated, even to day. This begins with the oft told tale of Polish cavalry's charging Nazi tanks (disseminated by Germany to indicate how 'ridiculous' a place Poland was). During the Battle of Britain, the Polish squadrons were responsible for 20% of the German aircraft shot down. Such a figure in so close fought a battle, arguably suggests that without this contribution of the Poles, Britain may not have survived to fight another… Read more