Robert Of England

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Winged Victory: The Recollections Of Two Royal Air&hellip by J. E. 'Johnnie' Johnson
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Winged Victory, RAF Reflection by two leading RAF Air Aces.

An excellent book if your a RAF buff (read has a fanatic) you know the sort someone who can look at a WW2 aeroplane and tell you what engine was fitted to it, and how it could dive out of the cloud at high speed with guns blazing, that's all well and good for some, I for instance am certainly brave, and could even be described has a very brave-coward, but reading about the exploits listed in this boook (it's written from the pilots point of view) sort of awoken all my cowardly virtues of which I have many.

May I confess I have no intention of ever attacking the Mohne Dam, Germany, at 60 feet, (don'pt they know… Read more
Five Chimneys: A Woman Survivor's True Story of Au&hellip by Olga Lengyel
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
For many reasons this is the best book ever written about Auschwitz, there are hundreds of other books on this camp and other camps, but, and, I sincerely apologise for saying this 'these others books are all fairly predictable', this one is not, it stands out because it contains so many interesting facts, so many well written prisoner experiences and stories, which collectively transport you yourself into the camp barracks and place a number on your arm and brain for life.

Most readers will be aware that Holocaust Denial is becoming more common each year, 'the deniers' have assembled a collection of false stories which appear to have a slight ring of truth about them, for… Read more
I Walked by Night: Being the Philosophy of the Kin&hellip by Fred Rolfe
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I walked by night, the Life of the Norfolk poacher, was the very first book I ever read.
I was a child member of Thornaby Free Library, Stockton on Tees, and this book revealed to me a world I knew nothing about. Indirectly it taught me more about England and English history than any 'school history book ever did'. Obviously I wanted to go with this poacher on his travels at dusk, and these simple thoughts I wondered about where he actually lived and whether he was still living, and whether his rose covered cottage with a thatched roof and winding path was still there. It had to be rose covered, it had to be thatched because what else could it be! This book was written by a Great… Read more