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on 3 March 2014
According to Ross Kemp,the Tarranto attack was on the front page of the Times and other newspapers.
Other newspapers put it on the front page,but not the Times.The Times had ads on the front page,not news.
He mentions an aircraft called the Me 111.
I think he meant the He 111,but could have meant the Me 110.
He says that MB was known as Mike Bravo,but that is the NATO phonetic alphabet.During the Second World War the Royal Navy used a different system.M was Monkey and B was Beer.
He wrote of the Italian navy's modern ships,but does not mention that although they had modern ships,they did not have a modern navy.
Their ships had to be attacked in port because their officers were reluctant to risk them at sea.They were at a great disadvantage at sea because they had no aircraft carriers.Which is not mentioned by Mr.Kemp.
He is also an admirer of Italian aircraft.
Early in the War Malta was defended by three Gloster Gladiator biplanes.Against the Luftwaffe they would have had no chance,but they were adequate against Italian aircraft.The Italians still believed there was a place for the manouverable biplane in modern warfare.They had no heavy bombers.One of the bombers they did have was billed as the World's fastest bomber,but when it had bombs and guns and a full crew in it,it became so useless that it was just left on airfields,hoping the British would attack them,not the ones they atually used.They did build dive bombers or torpedo bombers.
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on 31 January 2013
Good historical information written with enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the quality of the writing falls a little short, with better punctuation and grammar needed in places, even a more disciplined, structured approach to keep better coherence. A good idea for a series detailing little remembered but vital wartime episodes.
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on 14 November 2013
I found this book quite compelling, a good historical account of a little known raid. But it is not a dry rehashing of the facts. A good Read.
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on 3 January 2014
This sampler book is a very good taster to Ross Kemp,s Raiders Book. This sampler covers the British Raid on the Italian fleet at Taranto.
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on 29 June 2013
good product,had no problems with delivery . Loved the product. highly recommend the seller. Good information from amazon also when buying
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on 10 November 2014
Will put the full book on my Christmas list, nicely written, good balance between action and historical background. Two words more
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on 3 May 2013
As an ex Fleet Air Arm serviceman myself, I remember the incident very well. An excellent read, would recommend the book to anyone
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on 22 May 2013
A good short look at a sample book.
Have read other Ross kemp books and this is a good view of the books he produces.
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on 21 September 2014
A good read. Very interesting, has some facts I did not know about. Will look forward to reading some if his other books.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 2 November 2013
Once i had started reading the book I couldn't put it down. It really is a very good read. Recommended.
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