Book Reviews

  1. Very Special Intelligence by Patrick Beesly

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    A fascinating account of the thinking behind the Royal Navy's war 1939-45
  2. Investigating Organised Crime and War Crimes

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    3/5,
    An interesting and in places very graphic account of some of the most horrific crimes, both in Europe and the Middle East of the modern era. The Author started his Police career in the Metropolitan Police and then transferred to the Dorset Force after six years. He rose through the ranks spending most of his time in the Criminal Investigation Department, He attained the rank of Superintendent. He volunteered to go to Kosovo in 2000 to lead a team involved in excavating graves in an...
  3. The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters by Alexander Boyd

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    A fundamental and exhaustive analysis of the process that led to the destruction of HMSs Prince of Wales and Repulse
  4. The Serpent Sword (The Bernicia Chronicles Book 1) by Matthew Harffy

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Amusingly enough, just after this book arrived I had an email from Amazon suggesting I might be interested in it. – Serendipity? It’s been a couple of days since I finished the book as I sit to write this review, and to be perfectly honest, I’m struggling to remember the finer details of the story. I think that actually speaks volumes about it: it was enjoyable enough whilst I was reading it; but once finished, that was it. I think one reason for this might be because there were lots of...
  5. The Falklands War in Poetry: My Journey

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    An anthology of poetry from the Falklands War through the author's PTSD
  6. HMS Tiger by Paul White

    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    A generously illustrated account of HMS Tiger (C20) 1941-86
  7. Pussers' Cookbook by Paul White

    Author Rating:
    2.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    A humorous look at cooking in the Royal Navy
  8. Gold Run ...................... Robert Pearson.

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    The book details the efforts made by both the Norwegian and British authorities to remove Norway’s gold reserves out of the reach of the advancing German Army when Norway was invaded in 1940. Both Norway and Great Britain were taken by surprise both by the Invasion and the subsequent speed of the German advance across Norway. Some 50 tons of gold bullion and coins were involved. Before being moved initially all of the gold was place in either crates of various sizes or casks, each was...
  9. British Cruisers of the Victorian Era by Norman Friedman

    Author Rating:
    4.75/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    A compendious account of the evolution of the cruiser in RN service during and a while after Victoria's reign, elegantly presented
  10. A Secret Well Kept by Constance Kell

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    An interesting biography of an unusually talented and very interesting man who did our country great service.
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