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Backwater War: The Allied Campaign in Italy, 1943-45 (Stackpole Military History)
Backwater War: The Allied Campaign in Italy, 1943-45 (Stackpole Military History)
by Edwin P. Hoyt
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing., 6 July 2016
Another correspondent has already alluded to many of the problems with this type of American historiography. Chief amongst them are: an overwheening tendency to view the entire war through US eyes, to the detriment of any sense of historical perspective or analysis;an absence of maps;little or no understanding of the Axis deployments or politics;and last, but not least,the infuriating American tendency to not refer to the protagonists by their correct titles and to reduce everything to some folksy,homespun conversationalist narrative style.


Fury [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
Fury [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Brad Pitt
Price: £7.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Retrograde., 18 Mar. 2016
y much a retrograde Holywood version of WW2 not at all in keeping with the new realism of post Private Ryan,BoB, Pacific productions.Using authentic vehicles and uniforms does not guarantee accuracy as is only too obvious from this Film.
The notion that small bands of(inevitably) American warriors defeated hordes of basically stupid Germans bears no relation to the reality of the NW Europe campaign .
In reality,despite overwhelming Allied superiority in arms and men,is that German units consistently inflicted much higher casualties on their adversaries and that nearly 70% of German losses in men and material were due to Allied Air and especially Artillery power.
Even the much lauded three set piece battle sequences are very much at variance with the usual small unit engagements of those months.
For example ,the Mark 1 Tiger in such open terrain would have eliminated the M4s without even having to change position.As indeed would the two dug in 7.5 Pak 40s.
Rather than storming in like Custer, the reality is that Allied units would have withdrawn and called in Air and Artillery support.
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Reich, Das: The Military Role of the 2nd SS Division
Reich, Das: The Military Role of the 2nd SS Division
by James Lucas
Edition: Hardcover

2.0 out of 5 stars and more like something from Signal, 17 Dec. 2015
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Other commentators have remarked on Lucas' somewhat unusual narrative style.
In truth,because of his anecdotal type approach and cheerleading approach to his subject this is much less a military history to those more accustomed to the likes of Beevor,Kershaw,Zaloga etc.,and more like something from Signal.
A missed opportunity then to tell the story from the German perspective but with the discipline and perspective of a Military Historian with a critical eye.
As for the maps....compared to what one expects from anything published in the last 15 years they are next to useless....a few random rivers and towns with nothing on troop dispositions or movements.


German Combat Uniforms of World War Two: v. 1 (Uniforms illustrated)
German Combat Uniforms of World War Two: v. 1 (Uniforms illustrated)
by Brian L. Davis
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Dated., 8 Dec. 2015
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The problems with older WWll titles are that notions of organisation and presentation have changed dramatically with the now virtually universal use of software aided graphics and editing.As a result the often excellent photos are presented without any thematic or chronological structure,errors remain uncorrected and the reader is left struggling to extract specific information aboutthe timing and nature of key changes etc. Any comparison with more recent Osprey titles or those from the Spanish Tikkal Editórial will show the contrasts.


Amazon Music with Prime Music
Amazon Music with Prime Music
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great App, allows streaming or downloading of music across ..., 14 Nov. 2015
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Great App,allows streaming or downloading of music across all your PCs,Laptops,Phones and tablets.


Amazon Underground
Amazon Underground
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1.0 out of 5 stars Unacceptable, 27 Oct. 2015
This review is from: Amazon Underground (App)
Another app which seeks a wide range of so called permissions which,after agreeing to allow them,will in effect take control of the users phone functions without any further user input...eg.send/receive functions,contacts,photos etc.


6282 1/35 Hohenstaufen Division Normandy 1944 by Dragon
6282 1/35 Hohenstaufen Division Normandy 1944 by Dragon

1.0 out of 5 stars Quite disgraceful pricing for an article which can easily be sourced for a quarter of what is a ..., 3 July 2015
Quite disgraceful pricing for an article which can easily be sourced for a quarter of what is a completely ridiculous price. Pure rip-off.


Revell 1:76 Jagdpanther
Revell 1:76 Jagdpanther
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Revell 1:76 Jagdpanther (Toy)
Nice clear detail and mouldings.


Vallejo Model Air Set Camo Colors Ultra Airbrush Set
Vallejo Model Air Set Camo Colors Ultra Airbrush Set

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommended., 8 Oct. 2014
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The Harder & Steenbeck Airbrush alone is worth far more than the total cost of this package,highly recommended.


Modelling Armoured Vehicles (Osprey Modelling)
Modelling Armoured Vehicles (Osprey Modelling)
by Gary Edmundson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prompt delivery, reasonable price and clearly presented., 8 Oct. 2014
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Prompt delivery,reasonable price and clearly presented.


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