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A remarkable documentary

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Reviewed: 15-07-2017

Would you consider the audio edition of Hiroshima Nagasaki to be better than the print version?

Absolutely, the expression and verbal presentation adds an incredible amount of fulfilment to the documentary

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hiroshima Nagasaki?

The description of a mother finding her daughters aluminium lunch box, with the chopsticks still attached to the lid and still holding her lunch. But never finding her daughter. It is an exhibit in the Peace Museum in Hiroshima, it's something I'd like to see one day.

What does Robert Meldrum bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The expression and character of the individuals and their thoughts. It's as if you are listening to the actual people at times.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Many

Any additional comments?

I have also listened to "Australia, The Vietnam War". I am an ex serviceman of the Australian Army and even though I did not serv in Vietnam I served with many who did. There are moments in that book that I can relate to individuals whom which I served under. This is another "You Must Read" There will be times that will simply take your breath away, as there are similar in this book.

Australia. Peculiar in how we choose our hero's. what an understatement!

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Reviewed: 13-06-2017

I enjoy documentaries of what the Australian military have done throughout the world. How these men could not be considered for decoration is beyond me. A well researched and presented documentary, I wonder how many members of the current 75 squadron have read it? More importantly how many of the "top brass" who know everything about combat because they learned it all in officers school. A good book for those who are interested in what makes us Australian

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A very comprehensive documentary of the war.

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Reviewed: 07-04-2017

I found this to be an amazing coverage of the development of and the events of the Vietnam war, not just by Australians but also the Americans to a lesser extent. Some things will quite simply leave you breathless and in wonder of both good and the bad in people. Some may not fully understand some minor points as a military background would ensure. (I am ex military)
The way this is written and presented really makes for a worthwhile listening experience. The first hour or so may seem a little tedious, but I urge you to continue listening.

I'm an ex military UH1H Mechanic, Australian Army

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Reviewed: 20-02-2017

I have worked on these aircraft and flown in them many times. I could relate to the description of operation and limitation of this aircraft. I enjoyed the story, and wonder how someone could survive such operations for 12 months, physically and mentally.
The UH1H is a wonderful helicopter, and as I have said many times before;
UH1H, Setting the Standard!

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An interesting story

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Reviewed: 25-09-2016

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to see how life was in the early 1900's. I played it to my 80 year old mother who was mesmerised by it. As she hasn't read a book since leaving school.

An amazing story

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Reviewed: 19-09-2015

I was immediately hooked on this series of books, both by the story and detail but also by the Narrator Elizabeth Evans. I think Elizabeth brings a lot to the book, her abilities are without doubt the best I have ever heard.

A wonderful story

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Reviewed: 11-09-2015

I found this to be an interesting and enjoyable story. The narrator is quite amazing and adds a lot to the enjoyment