Kenny Martin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (26 of 28)
Location: Inverclyde, Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,128,508 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 28
Heart of a Soldier by James Stewart
Heart of a Soldier by James Stewart
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I first heard of Rick Rescorla whilst reading 'We Were Soldiers Once....and Young', by Lt. Gen. H. G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway. I was intrigued by the mention of an English-born officer (Rescorla), who had been formerly a British soldier before joining the U.S. Army and taking part in the LZ X-Ray and LZ Albany battles in the Ia Drang valley in November 1965. Like many others that day, Rescorla fought bravely and was fortunate to survive.
The book further mentioned that Rick Rescorla, after leaving the Army, eventually became head of security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter at the World Trade Centre, New York and on the fateful day of 9/11(which he predicted), successfully evacuated… Read more
Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British&hellip by Sgt. Dan Mills
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life at the Sharp End, 12 Sep 2008
For those who have read 'Dusty Warriors', by Prof. Richard Holmes, this book will in parts seem familiar, as its events all took place during the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment's deployment to Iraq in 2004. While Prof. Holmes account chronicled the events of the whole battlegroup, this book deals with those events encountered in and around CIMIC House in Al-Amarah, by that regiment's 'Y' Company and in particular by their Sniper Platoon, led by the author, Sgt. Dan Mills.
Surrounded by hostile insurgents latterly, the siege of CIMIC House during this tour has been likened to a modern-day Rorke's Drift, except the 'Zulus' in this case had Mortars, RPG's and Rockets in their arsenal… Read more
Tigers in the Mud: The Combat Career of German Pan&hellip by Otto Carius
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile read, 9 Mar 2008
Carius served in several tanks throughout the war, from the small Panzer 38(t) to the Tiger I and briefly, the huge Jagdtiger. He fought against the Russians and the Americans, although the majority of the book is mainly concerned with his 'Tiger' actions against the Russians. It is an interesting book for anyone who likes personal accounts of armoured warfare during the Second World War.
Personally, whilst I enjoyed the book, I thought it was a bit too sanitized for my tastes, as regards his re-telling of the various actions. He does not go into great detail about them, perhaps in an effort not to seem to be gloryifying his many successes, but I felt that in reading it, I was never… Read more