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This my blog page where you will find the latest post on top, and years and years of older posts below.
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Enjoy your stay here and check back once in a while!

Aviation

The F-4 Phantom – book review

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archivesby Martin Bowman Usually I am very happy with this series of ‘Rare Images’ books from Pen & Sword, and the good old Phantom being one of my long-time favorite aircraft I was interested in this

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Book Reviews

The Second World War Explained

By Michael O’Kelly Here’s an excellent book explaining World War 2 in an overview fashion. Excellent for those who have never really looked into this part of history, excellent for younger readers too. Looking at the many 10’s of thousands

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Grumpy Tales

Shopping Corona-style

So if you think only my good friend Glenn Colin de Kavanagh-Norman can write adventure stories….. think again… . ‘Operation Spesa’ was successful. Today I had to go down the hill…. My anti-migraine meds ran out, and after 15 days

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Aviation

Book Review: A Spy in the Sky

A Photographic Reconnaissance Spitfire Pilot in WWII Very interesting book. I love all stories about WW2 written by the people who actually were there, and this one is no exception. It not only tells the story of a young man

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Book Reviews

Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles

in the second world war Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War (Paperback)Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Recently I have been reading books about topics that are a little outside my ‘regular interest’, and this little book is

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Riding

I took a sabbatical from riding

And I have hesitated a long time to tell you all (as if anyone would be interested, really). You would think your life will quiet down once you get older….. well, not so. Time passes more quickly, or so it

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General

Absence

Dear readers and Facebook followers. There are 2 reasons for being absent these past few days. First is some heavy migraine attacks lasting multiple days. The other is yet another ban from Farcebook, being squealed upon by some (probably British)

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Italy

Monte Martano

The mountain across from our place is called Monte Martano and is almost 2000 meters high (6000 feet). You can actually drive up almost to the top, where all the big antennas are. There are gravel roads to the top,

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Bruno

Me and my Human

This is a test to see if I can get into my human’s blog too and tell my stories there. I hope it works! 

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Book Reviews

Christmas under fire, 1944

The last Christmas of World War 2 By Kevin Prenger Here is a world war 2 book that is a little different from what we are used to. For once not about famous or unknown heroes, or battles and campaigns,

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Book Reviews

7th SS Mountain Division

by Ian Baxter7th SS Mountain Division Prinz Eugen At War 1941–1945 (Paperback) A History of the Division Another interesting book compiled by Ian Baxter on one of the German SS divisions. Lots of interesting archive photos make up the major

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Book Reviews

Raiders from the sea

by John LodwickThe Story of the Special Boat Service in WWII I picked up this book and leafed through it. Just a few, not too clear pictures. And a few maps. Hmmm… Then I started reading and to be honest,

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Flightsim

More flaps, less speed

Below is my post copied from my various webshops, forums and other internet places where I support my FSAddon Publishing activities. I am throttling down in order to fit things into my changed life and available remaining time….. Dear visitors,

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Book Reviews

IoW: The Battle for Arnhem 44-45

by Anthony Tucker-Jones Although the title should have omitted 1945 in my opinion, this is another very interesting book in the Images of War series. There is plenty of explaining text and drawn situation maps to make it more than

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Book Reviews

Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front

The Memoir of Dr Hans Rehfeldt – Volume I: From the Moscow Winter Offensive to Operation Zitadelle Written from the diary of a young German soldier in World War 2, this book is an extremely gripping account of what those

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Book Reviews

The D-Day Landings

By Philip Warner True, this is not a new book. It was first published back in 1980. But the time of writing makes it all the more interesting, because back in 1980 there were still many survivors of the Normandy

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Book Reviews

The Luftwaffe Kitbag

The full title of this book is ‘The Luftwaffe Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot’s Kitbag’ – Uniforms and equipment from the summer of 1940 and the human stories behind them – by Mark Hillier This book is like getting a

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Book Reviews

D-Day Cover-up at Pointe du Hoc

by Gary Sterne The History of the 2nd & 5th US Army Rangers, 1st May – 10th June 1944 This is a very special book. Actually it is part 2 in the series and I don’t have Part 1, but

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Book Reviews

M7 Priest

(Images of War series) by David Doyle Admittedly I never looked into the history of artillery much, but maybe that will change after reading this book. I actually acquired it because I am a fan of the M4 Sherman in

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Book Reviews

The Americans on D-Day & in Normandy

By Brooke S. Blades – Images of War series This particular book in the Images of War series is by Brooke S. Blades and like all others in the series filled with photographs from wartime archives. I love the books

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6th SS Mountain Division Nord

By Ian Baxter Images of War series 6th SS Mountain Division Nord at war 1941-1945 Another excellent book in the Images at War series. As a scale modeler I really appreciate these books, even though the images are – logically

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