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Cromwell Cruiser Tank 1942-50 (New Vanguard)
Cromwell Cruiser Tank 1942-50 (New Vanguard)
by David Fletcher
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.97
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4.0 out of 5 stars This pamphlet goes to great lengths to describe the technical and political aspects of ..., February 19, 2015
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Solid on the design aspect, but 'limited' on the functional aspects. It is all 'well and good' to talk about technicalities, but how did the bloody tanks do in bloody combat?? This pamphlet goes to great lengths to describe the technical and political aspects of the development and deployment of the various 'Cromwell' designs, but little to describe what was actually 'asked' of a 'repairman, or crewmen of TANKS when the enemy was just cresting the ridge.......


Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail, 1600-1714: Design, Construction, Careers, and Fates
Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail, 1600-1714: Design, Construction, Careers, and Fates
by James Bender
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $49.59
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2.0 out of 5 stars Entirely mis-titled, January 6, 2015
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The problem with this book is in its title, as this is NOT a book that deals with 'the design' or 'construction' of Dutch warships at all. What this IS, is a simple series of ship-lists by name, with the barest of information about each ship and virtually nothing at all about what impact it had on anything in particular. The artwork is plebeian, with a few stock reproductions of a few period prints, none of which are in color, which I consider to be 'odd' in the extreme, given the enormous amount of artwork of ENGLISH ships by the two famous Dutch painters, the elder and younger Van de Veldes. Surely there must be a similar number relating to Dutch subjects? There is no original artwork at all in this book, in color or otherwise, so if you are a modeler or marine historian, you will be VERY disappointed in this book! If the topic intersts you, the best you can do is to find a copy of one of Frank L. Fox's works, which are very complete indeed. A more modern example also of very high quality is 'The Restoration Warship,' which is in FACT a book full of design, construction, history and full of artwork of all kinds, which I heartily recommend. But THIS book? Not so much!


Bombers 1914-19 Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
Bombers 1914-19 Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
by Kenneth Munson
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars You'll want this., September 26, 2014
A lovely little classic, with lots of information and some nice illustrations too!


Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940-1945
Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940-1945
by Vincent P. O'Hara
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $26.88
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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best on the Mediterranean theater., September 26, 2014
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An EXCELLENT book on all of the naval efforts in the Mediterranean, paticularly of the Italian navy (Regia Marina). I would have liked to have seen a bit more inclusion of the French efforts, but otherwise, very well-done and very readable too!
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Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652-74 (New Vanguard)
Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652-74 (New Vanguard)
by Angus Konstam
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.18
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad., September 26, 2014
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Not a bad little book, as it has a fair bit of useful information. But the artwork commissioned for this book is really quite poor!


Austro-Hungarian Battleships 1914-18 (New Vanguard)
Austro-Hungarian Battleships 1914-18 (New Vanguard)
by Ryan Noppen
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.11
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best in the series!, September 26, 2014
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A lot of info in a small book that is just not readily available elsewhere. VERY good description of the naval actions, as well as the ships!


BATTLE OF QUIBERON BAY, 1759: Hawke and the Defeat of the French Invasion
BATTLE OF QUIBERON BAY, 1759: Hawke and the Defeat of the French Invasion
by Nicholas Tracy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $29.23
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good!, September 26, 2014
Quite a good book on all the surrounding elements of the battle, plus the battle itself. I would have liked to have read more about the different ships involved though.


British Battleships 1914-18 (2): The Super Dreadnoughts (New Vanguard)
British Battleships 1914-18 (2): The Super Dreadnoughts (New Vanguard)
by Angus Konstam
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.92
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better books in the series., September 26, 2014
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For the size of the book, it has quite a bit of good information.


Warships Today: Over 200 of the World's Deadliest Fighting Ships
Warships Today: Over 200 of the World's Deadliest Fighting Ships
by Chris : General Editor Chant
Edition: Hardcover
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but dated., September 26, 2014
Not bad, but it is filled with ships long out of commission when the book was written, and many missing that SHOULD have been in the book, such as the Oscar-class Russian submarines as just one instance.


Safari Ltd Carnegie Scale Model Woolly Mammoth
Safari Ltd Carnegie Scale Model Woolly Mammoth
Offered by Think Fast
Price: $16.99
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At least it isn't fat, or 'saddle-sored', July 13, 2014
It is 'pretty good,' as it is UPRIGHT, and without 'splayed legs,' but STILL is lacking. Why do I say this? Because what we KNOW about the wooly mammoth at least, is that it had a huge hump over its shoulders, as in, 'as high, or higher than the top of its head,' with a great, rounded 'sloping' to its hind-quarters. Why do we know this? Because of the MANY cave paintings by the ONLY people who saw these things in life, our own ancestors, who 'drew 'em, as they saw 'em' in the many cave paintings of France and Spain. Schleich attempted this in their 'version,' but it just looked like the mammoth was 'depressed' with its tusks dragging in the dirt, and constipated as well, by the way its hind legs were so splayed. I hardly think this was the case in reality, and I think it would be WISE for future sculptors to at least CONSIDER what we KNOW from the various cave paintings 'from the time,' if for no other reason than our ancestors "got the horses, the bison and the lions so 'right," that they MUST have captured the true image of the wooly mammoth as well....


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