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The assassination that unleashed a world war

Advantages: Fascinating biography of the Archduke and his family, and history of the assasination
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...Possibly no assassination can have had such momentous consequences for the history of the world as that of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia, in June 1914. It was their killing which led directly t ...

JOHNV 27.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder that Changed the World - Greg King, Sue Woolmans

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Vive La France!

Advantages: A sincere and modest account of an ordinary man helping to win a war.
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George Millar a British soldier and escapee from an Italian POW camp volunteered his service to the SOE prior to D-Day in 1944 to assist the French resistance or “Maquis” as they were known. During the German occupation of France, the French population w ...

marylou2u 06.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Maquis: The French Resistance at War - George Millar

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The French Resistance at War

Advantages: Sheds light on an unfamiliar subject
Disadvantages: None

I live in the area in which Millar operated in 1944. As far as I know, his is the only first-hand description in English of local Resistance activities. It should be far better known and yet local people generally are still reticent and/or uninformed. His ...

geerebox 08.11.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Maquis: The French Resistance at War - George Millar

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Putting a stamp (or several) on history

Advantages: Unusual and interesting treatment of two themes
Disadvantages: If you're interested - none

As a once enthusiastic philatelist and lover of history, I started reading this book with even more curiosity than usual. The subtitle suggested a very intriguing approach, but would it work? I’m glad to report that it did. The book The author i ...

JOHNV 31.07.2013 · Read full review
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Review of First Class A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps - Chris West

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Diamond review  A great insight into Caroline & pirate radio for those new to it

Advantages: Very informative/insightful, great layout (easy to dip in and out of), photos (incl. documents)
Disadvantages: Slightly dry or long winded to start off with perhaps, 'RC' credit not explained (see below)

- Introduction - I've been relatively interested in 60s-80s music over the last few years and having seen the movie 'The Boat That Rocked' recently, it made me interested to find out more about the days of pirate radio, from a business and political view ...

IzzyS 22.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Radio Caroline: The True Story of the Boat that Rocked - Ray Clark

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