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Lancaster: The Second World War's Greatest Bomber
Lancaster: The Second World War's Greatest Bomber
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lancaster, 27 May 2017
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This is brilliantly balanced view of probably the greatest bomber ever produced. Unstinting in its praise of the aircraft itself and the crews who flew and fought her and comprehensive in reviewing the controversy of her record and the senior personnel who espoused her design and use at one of the darkest times in British history.


The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific, 1945
The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific, 1945
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten Navy, 30 Dec. 2016
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As forgotten as the 14th Army in Burma the BPF played a significant part in the defeat of Japan. A good read with a historical context, full of personal anecdotes.


Vulcan Boys: From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
Vulcan Boys: From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive account of an aviation icon, 27 Oct. 2016
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Lovely book showing the technical and human challenges faced by the RAF in the years after WW2 to provide a viable nuclear deterrent to protect the UK and the supreme efforts made to fulfil the op requirements for the Falklands War


Covenant with Death
Covenant with Death
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5.0 out of 5 stars We will remember them, 16 Jan. 2016
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I first read this book nearly forty years ago when the veterans of the Somme could still be found as old men to tell the story of July 1st 1916 to those who could tease the story from them. Their memories as vivid, two generations on, as they were on that terrible summers day. John Harris superbly captures the patriotism and naive hope of the time in a way almost impossible to perceive in the more cynical times of the 21 st century. The 'Pals' battalions fought and held that ground on the Ancre and the Somme, they hold it still, their names carved into the cold implacable stone of Thiepval and a thousand village memorials. We will remember them.


Five Minutes' Peace (Large Family)
Five Minutes' Peace (Large Family)
by Jill Murphy
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Generation gap, 11 Sept. 2015
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I love all her books,beautifully illustrated and written, which at 64 is fine. More importantly, so does my granddaughter!


Out of the Blue: The Sometimes Scary and Often Funny World of Flying in the Royal Air Force, as Told by Some of Those Who Were There
Out of the Blue: The Sometimes Scary and Often Funny World of Flying in the Royal Air Force, as Told by Some of Those Who Were There
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and diverse, 28 Aug. 2015
Selection of first hand incidents and anecdotes of RAF service flying from the post war era, told with the usual understatement, so prevalent in the service.


Night Fighter over Germany: Flying Beaufighters and Mosquitoes in World War 2
Night Fighter over Germany: Flying Beaufighters and Mosquitoes in World War 2
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing, 17 Jan. 2014
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A late entry into the vast repertoire of Second World War biographies, written well with typical RAF understatement and humour. Enjoyable reminiscences
from a survivor of a different world surely one of the last first hand accounts that will be written of the experiences of a brave generation.


The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Liberation Trilogy Book 3)
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Liberation Trilogy Book 3)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly researched, 26 Nov. 2013
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One of the most extensively researched works ever produced of this period of WW 2. Ranks with the best of Hastings and Beevor


The Veteran: Thriller Short Stories
The Veteran: Thriller Short Stories
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5.0 out of 5 stars review, 15 Oct. 2013
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A master story teller produces another bewitching collection of page turners. A worthy addition to his body of work. More please


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