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Sorry, been a bit quiet. There will be another review published early next week. In the meantime one cannot let pass the retirement of the Tornado without comment. This morning RAF Marham's two Tornado squadrons stood down, thus marking the very final end of this type's service in the UK. And it has done some very hard work, probably more combat hours than any post WW2 type. The UK has certainly had good use from its airframes. Moot point whether it was as tireless a workhorse as the Canberra. Well done all in the Tornado Force.
Both from Pen & Sword Military: The Final Advance, and Guiseley Terriers - both WW1 titles.
Joys of War by JP Jordan from Pen & Sword. The title is part ironical, as much of the book describes how the author is de-stabilised by his combat experiences. Gritty in places, but grating prose style. Review is here.
Dresden, by Victor Gregg. You can read it over a lunchtime. Review is here.