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Worlds Apart: A Muslim Girl with the SAS
Worlds Apart: A Muslim Girl with the SAS
by Azi Ahmed
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.34

16 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a joke!, 26 Jun. 2015
What an incredibly daft idea allowing women to even try out on 21 SAS selection. The selection process is mind-bogglingly tough. Having passed successfully some years ago, I served at the 'Dukes' in both 'A' Squadron and Training Wing for a total of almost twelve years - see 'Playing for England'. We had a girl from the army's Intellegence Corps attached to us for a short time while I was on secondment to HQ Squadron. The poor little thing managed to carry a fully laden bergen for about 500 metres before collapsing. Not her fault of course, she just wasn't physically strong enough to cope with the physical strain. This sort of story leaves a bitter taste, and devalues the very ethos of my old Regiment, so I suggest you take it, if you bother at all, with a massive pinch of salt!
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Explore HMS Victory: CD-ROM Virtual Tour
Explore HMS Victory: CD-ROM Virtual Tour
by Peter Drew
Edition: DVD

5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting..., 1 Dec. 2014
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Very interesting and useful inter-active video. I've included it in my initial research material for a new book I'm planning, based on the battle of Trafalgar. It puts the cramped conditions aboard HMS Victory and similar battleships into 3D perspective very nicely.


PAPER LOG BRIQUETTE MAKER RECYCLES ECO FIRE FREE FUEL BRICK BLOCK NEWSPAPER
PAPER LOG BRIQUETTE MAKER RECYCLES ECO FIRE FREE FUEL BRICK BLOCK NEWSPAPER
Offered by Price Attack Ltd
Price: £11.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Item!, 1 Dec. 2014
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Great item! Robust construction and very easy to use - Works a treat!


The Nemesis File - The True Story of an SAS Execution Squad: The True Story of an Execution Squad
The Nemesis File - The True Story of an SAS Execution Squad: The True Story of an Execution Squad
Price: £3.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I haven't read this trash... and I'm not going to!, 18 Jun. 2014
Unlike the 'author', I have worked inside the SAS. I write my fictional Shadow Squadron books with the greatest care, and hate Walter Mitty's like this, jumping on the Regiment's band wagon, and passing off poor fiction as fact. No selection and can't read a map? Honestly, are you serious???

David Black


Toshiba LED Light Bulb E Core GLS 5.5Watt Energy Saving Light Bulb BC Frosted Cool White
Toshiba LED Light Bulb E Core GLS 5.5Watt Energy Saving Light Bulb BC Frosted Cool White
Offered by Strictly Lamps
Price: £4.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 26 April 2014
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Expensive, but if you are fed up with outrageous electricity bills, and are on an economy drive at home, these are (ultimately) worth the high cost. The white light is very good, but be warned; these bulbs do not work on a dimmer switch.


The Western Front Companion: The Complete Guide to How the Armies Fought for Four Devastating Years, 1914-1918
The Western Front Companion: The Complete Guide to How the Armies Fought for Four Devastating Years, 1914-1918
by Mark Adkin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £48.00

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What a book !!!, 26 April 2014
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As 2014 is the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, I'm planning to write a series of WW1 short stories, so I bought this incredible publication as part of my initial hard-copy research material. I am, frankly, astounded at the attention to detail; it is simply immense. I cannot praise - The Western Front Companion - too highly. It's certainly expensive, but well worth every penny. Simply excellent!


British Mark IV Tank (New Vanguard)
British Mark IV Tank (New Vanguard)
by David Fletcher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting research book., 26 April 2014
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I'm currently researching the use of British heavy tanks on the Western Front during 1916-1918, for a short story I plan to write. This is one of the books I have bought on the subject, and I found it very engaging; its packed with original photos and interesting background information on both the Mk IV's R & D and operational use.


Super Legend HD Video Car Dash Vehicle Recorder
Super Legend HD Video Car Dash Vehicle Recorder
Offered by SZDINGYU
Price: £8.98

4.0 out of 5 stars OK for the money..., 26 April 2014
Had to return the first camera, as it gave out and refused to switch on after three days. Exchange was very quick, and four months later the new one is still working. The instruction leaflet is minimal; you have to fiddle around pressing buttons until you can work most functions out, but all in all, not HD quality, but not bad for the what it cost.


Berghaus Mens Cornice Gore-Tex Jacket  Black, X-Large
Berghaus Mens Cornice Gore-Tex Jacket Black, X-Large

5.0 out of 5 stars Can't be beaten!, 1 Mar. 2014
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With a combination of Gore-Tex and Berghaus, you know you are looking at something special. The jacket is comfortable, and absolutely water-tight. Expensive, but as a long-term one-off, can't be beaten for quality or value.


Berghaus Spectrum Men's Interactive Zip Fleece - Black, X-Large
Berghaus Spectrum Men's Interactive Zip Fleece - Black, X-Large

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!!, 1 Mar. 2014
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You simply can't go wrong with Berghaus products. Well worth the money. I'd recommend this fleece to anyone who wants to stay warm.


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