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Book Reviews

Railways in the Second World War

Railways in the Second World War By Michael Foley I am not a railwayman by any measure, although my brother and I built an extensive model railway back in the day. But what caught my curiosity was the cover of

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Aviation

Thunderbolts over Burma

By Angus Findon, Mark Hillier A very special book. It shows us the life of a British fighter pilot, but not in the usual way where young men jump into the Hurricanes and Spitfires and fend off Hitler’s Luftwaffe over

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Aviation

Interesting article on Desert Storm

I can’t believe it is already 30 years ago that we were watching in awe at the tracer bullets rising into the air over Baghdad, without hitting anything, while Saddam’s armed forces were annihilated from above….. At last some positive

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EuropeRides

Pegasus Bridge, Normandy

Pegasus Bridge, Normandy Part Three of our Normandy Trip Report….. One of the things I wanted to see this time ’round was the famous Pegasus Bridge in Bénouville, captured by Major John Howard and his paratroopers. This was one of

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