Book Reviews

  1. British Destroyers and Frigates – the Second World War and After

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    ‘British Destroyers and Frigates – the Second World War and After’ – Norman Friedman, Seaforth Publishing, Barnsley, ISBN – 978-1-5267-0282-1
  2. The Japanese Navy in WW2, David C Evans (ed.)

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    The Pacific War at sea from the Japanese perspective
  3. Type 81: a History of the Tribal Class Frigate - Patrick Boniface

    Author Rating:
    2/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Disappointing potted account of one of the RNs best loved useless ships
  4. Spiral by Leslie Jones

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    A slightly different reason for requesting a review
  5. Wingfield at War by Mervyn Wingfield

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    An entertaining story of a hard-fought war in submarines
  6. Through Albert's Eyes by A Bentley-Buckle

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    A very interesting sea story about a very interesting person.
  7. Enigma by David Balme

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4.5/5,
    HMS Bulldog's secret 1941 capture of an Enigma machine, by the man who did it.
  8. The Coven (Beatrice Scarlet Book 2) - Graham Masterton

    Author Rating:
    3/5,
    A romp through 1750s London
  9. Morse Code Wrens of Station X by Anne Glyn-Jones

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    A Wren's WW2 career as a telegraphist listening to the enemy, told with engaging humour.
  10. Alastair Denniston by Joel Greenberg

    Author Rating:
    4.75/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    A fascinating biography of Alexander ('Alastair') Guthrie Davidson, 1881-1961, wheelhorse of British Signal Intelligence at the start of Hitler's War and the story of that from 1914 to 1945.
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