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Princess Bride (Blu Ray) [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Cary Elwes
Princess Bride (Blu Ray) [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Cary Elwes
Just one outstanding and memorable line of dialogue from a film that is a joy to watch again and again and again. I first saw this film when it was released in 1988 or '89 only because we had missed the start of another film and never have I had a happier accident. This is one of those rare films that adults and children can watch together and get equal pleasure from. It is a simple fairy story elevated by its humour, razor-sharp dialogue, and willingness to subvert the genre. Above all, it is a great story wonderfully told. It is also worth remembering that long before he worked on The Lord of the Rings, Bob Anderson choreographed the hilarious yet intricate duel between Wesley and Inigo… Read more
Hitler's Last Gamble: Battle of the Bulge, Decembe&hellip by Trevor N. Dupuy
The account of the battle itself is perfectly satisfactory, if a little dry at times. I still prefer Charles B MacDonald's more immersive account, not least because it does not shy away at times from painting a less robust picture of American command during the battle (witness the very different treatment of the commander of the 14th Cavalry in either book). However, where this book really stands out is in the wealth of information about the armies involved in the battle - everything from unit organisations and strengths to type of equipment to combat losses. This book also offers some interesting analyses of certain Bulge 'controversies', such as the relative quality of either side's… Read more
Battle of the Bulge 1944 (1) - St Vith and the Nor&hellip by Steven J. Zaloga
The book itself is fine in terms of content and quality of writing. However, one of, if not the, key attractions of this series by Osprey are the double-page map spreads summarising key actions. In the Kindle format, these maps have been chopped up, so that you can only view segments of the whole. Not only does this remove a key feature (the overview), but the text and the sections of the map they refer to are often on different segments, requiring much disruptive switching back and forth. I cannot recommend this format - buy it in hard copy if you value the maps. I wish I had.