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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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To Hell and Back...

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...is a fact that history is written by the winners, and for this reason many events of the past take on the spin and propaganda that suits those doing the writing. You could say that history is rewritten by the winners. With this in mind it is easy to fo ...

steerpyke 12.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Forgotten Soldier - L. Emmet (Translator), Guy Sajer

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THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER.

Advantages: A detailed personal account, extremely readable.
Disadvantages: Minor vagueness in parts, Very graphic in its bloody nature.

I tend to avoid military biographies and doubly so if they cannot be corroborated for authenticity. "The Forgotten Soldier" is one of these books. First published in 1967 in France and then translated into English in 1971. "The Forgotten Soldier" ha ...

marylou2u 30.11.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Forgotten Soldier - L. Emmet (Translator), Guy Sajer

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The Forgotten Soldier

Advantages: A remarkable account into the daily life of a soldier on the Eastern Front
Disadvantages: None.

...and found it be extremely powerful and compelling. The book moved me greatly, so much, indeed, that i read it again this week. As other reviewers have mentioned, this book is a young German sol ...

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Review of The Forgotten Soldier - L. Emmet (Translator), Guy Sajer

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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 ...

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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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