& Bullets

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By psmiddy, Oct 4 2018 05:00PM

Nein! by Paddy Ashdown, a cracking analysis of German resistance to Hitler from 1937 onwards. It is published today. The review is here.

By psmiddy, Sep 26 2018 04:07PM

The last six weeks or so have been manic, with many flying hours, and visits to several RAF stations (for a variety of reasons). Whilst I have, thankfully, had the opportunity to do a fair bit of reading I have not had enough time to devote to this website.

The good news is I am reading a cracking book ahead of its forthcoming publication - review in the next week or two. In the meantime I have just reviewed Last Man Standing, about a SOE (Stirlings not Lysanders) pilot. Some interesting stuff, even if the style grates at times. Review is here.

By psmiddy, Sep 10 2018 01:18PM

Tthere is no doubt that Charlie March (or Richmond as I guess we must call him these days) knows how to pull in the punters. I visited the Goodwood Revival at the weekend for the first time in a long while - what a great event it is. And there are some luscious aircraft as well as racing cars over which to drool. Below is one of my all time favourites. Those who flew the black ones on SOE missions, were amongst the bravest, and most skillful of Allied aircrew, in my opinion.

By psmiddy, Aug 30 2018 07:17PM

Shackleton Boys by Steve Bond (who has previous titles in the series to his credit), from Grub Street. Once into its stride there is plenty of entertainment. Review is here.

By psmiddy, Aug 28 2018 01:25PM

Deposition 1940 - 1944, from OUP. An intellectual's take on being in Occupied France. Review is here.