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Hitler's Spy by James Hayward
Hitler's Spy by James Hayward
There are better, more important tales of wartime double-cross than that of Arthur Owens alias Snow, or Johnny. It's the telling that lets this account down.
Generally it isn't too hard to follow the narrative but the author seems to assume that the reader has a greater background knowledge of the principal characters, enough at least to be able to identify them from the several pseudonyms applied to them without constantly checking back to see who is who.
In the world of espionage code names are to be expected but there seems to be no excuse for using aliases or even nicknames plus the person's real name within one paragraph. All that achieves is confusion, made worse by the fact… Read more
DURAGADGET "Photo range" Rucksack / Bag / Case For&hellip by DURAGADGET
The title says it all Really. This is just what I wanted and is well priced. You'd struggle to find better.
All The King's Men: The British Redcoat in the Era&hellip by Saul David
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing., 11 July 2013
First let me state that my disappointment isn't with the writing or the accuracy.

This book is subtitled "The British Redcoat in the era of sword and musket". The jacket synopsis reads: "Between 1660 and 1815 British supremacy on foreign soil was near total. Central to this success was the humble redcoat soldier who showed heroism in battle and stoicism in peace, despite appalling treatment. This is his story: of brutal discipline and inedible food, of loyalty and low pay, of barracks and battlefield - of victory, defeat, life and death."

I may be alone in reading the above and imagining accounts of the lives and conditions of ordinary British soldiers in the period… Read more

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