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A great listen about the 'Breaker'

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Reviewed: 25-01-2021

Supreme re-telling of the events in South Africa in 1901. For too many years, we have heard about the travesty of justice inflicted upon Morant and Handcock who were just 'following orders' when committing murder. Whilst essays, plays and a movie focussed on just a few murders, the evidence presented in the book shows that many more occurred - any of which would have led to execution in 1902. Like Ned Kelly, Morant was a killer with a flair for publicity. Excellent narrative with the performance including plausible accents ( to an Australian ear) and even singing to set the scene .

Great and interesting read on how we work

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-2020

My daughter has IBS and now we know some other ways to help her out.

Why one goes solo

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2020

Nice personal conversation about being alone but not lonely when on a small yacht for many weeks at sea. Loved it.

WW1 as planned

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2020

Well spoken and informative. Nice to see a discussion on the vagaries of a war not fully gamed before decisions were taken.

Intimate discussion on Midway

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2020

By discussing how the USN and IJN operated their carriers, the victory at Midway comes to life. The IJN persistent habit of clever operational tactics is discussed to reveal why none of the IJN formations were ever able to support each other whereas the USN ensured that their forces would do so as a sound operational plan. Not a difficult listen

Essential WW2 reading

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Reviewed: 20-10-2020

Clear and concise capturing bot the technical and human aspects of the fighting. An apt title which reflects the overall strategic and operational aspects of the campaign. Nice to see allied support included.

Excellent work

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Reviewed: 20-10-2020

Clear and concise capturing bot the technical and human aspects of the fighting. An apt title which reflects the overall strategic and operational aspects of the campaign. Nice to see allied support included.

Super cool

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2020

HI Clear and concise with expert interviews and non overly scientific discussions. The background music was welcome.

Basically a diary rendition with some background

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-2019

Pretty long in diary events but short on how the people came to be on the scaffold.

Maps from the book would be extremely helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-2019

Some errors are obvious e.g DSO is Distinguished Service Order (all Commonwealth forces) not the Distinguished Service Cross (Commonwealth's Navy only and below DSO). John's language mimicry adds to the overall experience.