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by Marcus Woodhouse
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Armies of the Vietnam War 2.
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Armies of the Vietnam War 2.

Lee Russell illustrations by Mike Chappell. Osprey Publishers Men-at-arms series 1983 (reprinted 1995). ISBN 0850455146. Bought because it has a pretty good section on the PAVN and the PLAF which is a focus of my son's. It is a slim volume, better illustrated than volume 1 but with fewer photos I fe...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Last Panther
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Views: 560

The Last Panther

Wolfgang Faust, originally published as Kessel Panzer, translation from German 2015. Subtitled The Breakout from the Halbe Pocket, April- May 1945. First written in the early 1950's by a former Panzer driver then commander but unpublished in his lifetime. It is a first hand account of the last fight...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Honour Denied: the truth about Air America and the CIA
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Views: 623

Honour Denied: the truth about Air America and the CIA

Allen Cates. iUniverse Rising Star Books, 2011, ISBN 977-1-4620-5746-7 Written by a former USMC and Air America pilot who now coordinates the efforts of the Air America Organisation to obtain Veteran Status for former members of this semiclandestine airline that for 25 years supported US military pr...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Arrowstorm:the world of the archer in the HYW
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Views: 662

Arrowstorm:the world of the archer in the HYW

Richard Wadge. ISBN 978-0-7524-4951-7. History Press 2009. There may be better books about the subject out there but I don't know how. Covers how archers were raised and employed by English monarchs and in foreign countries. The social and cultural development of archery as a national obsession. The...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sickles in the wars of the roses
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: Sickles in the wars of the roses

I have mounted a Welsh chopper which looks a bit like a short, straight sickle. More for the novelty and intimidation factor. I think even for the hockey stick fighting we do at reenactment it will prove useless.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Monocled Mutineer
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Views: 688

The Monocled Mutineer

William Allison and John Farley. ISBN 0-7043-3287-6, Quartet Books 179 (reprinted 1986). I have wanted to read the book that the rather infamous BBC series of the mid eighties was based on. Needless to say the TV show was quite different from the source material. In the show Percy Toplis made the pe...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Backfire: the CIA's Secret War in Laos and its link to the W
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Views: 602

Backfire: the CIA's Secret War in Laos and its link to the W

Roger Warner. ISBN 0-684-80292-9. Simon&Schuster books, 1995.
An absolutely amazing read. Should be fiction but isn't. If any of you are FB friends of mine I based what I was portraying and talking about at the W&P show on this and other books. Very, very enlightening.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: U.S. Army Long-Range Patrol Scout 1965-71
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Views: 662

U.S. Army Long-Range Patrol Scout 1965-71

Gordon L. Rottman illustrated by Adam Hook. Osprey Publications Ltd 2008. Isbn 978-1-84603-250-9 Written by a Vietnam veteran who served in the Special Forces and part of the Warrior range. It has the same content as other Osprey books in this series so most will know what to expect. It is reasonabl...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: US Marine vs NVA Soldier
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: US Marine vs NVA Soldier

It does, Sasha, blame Osprey and sixty years of being told its NVA.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: The Passing of Roger Lankford
Replies: 7
Views: 2230

Re: The Passing of Roger Lankford

May he rest in peace.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Hello Everyone,
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: Hello Everyone,

Alright.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Tunnels of Cu Chi
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Views: 570

The Tunnels of Cu Chi

Tom Mangold and John Penycate. Pan Books 1986, isbn 0-330-29191-2. Written following a BBC documentary this is an examination of the remarkable war that was fought underneath the jungle of Vietnam. A series of interviews with tunnel fighters from the PLAF and the so called tunnel rats amongst the US...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Deadly Sisterhood
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Views: 689

The Deadly Sisterhood

Leonie Frieda, Phoenix Non-fiction publishers ISBN 978-0-7538-2844-1, 2012. Focusing upon the 15th century this book is a study of women in Renaissance Italy, most especially those who completely fitted into a male dominated world and more than held their own. One of the best books on Italian mediev...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu May 26, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Blood on the Risers
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Blood on the Risers

An airborne soldiers thirty five months in Vietnam. By John Leppeleman. Ballantine books, ISBN 0-8041-0562-6. This is the story of the authors three tours of Vietnam where he served with the 173rd Airbourne Brigade taking part in that units only combat jump, with the 9th Division as a member of thei...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue May 17, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Fortress Wales 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 4681

Re: Fortress Wales 2016

Nice one, but can you do something about the weather?
by Marcus Woodhouse
Mon May 16, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: World War Two Soldiers 1939-45
Replies: 0
Views: 599

World War Two Soldiers 1939-45

Laurent Mirouze, Historic Collections Militaria guide. Isbn978-2-35250-340-8, 2015. A pretty decent go at covering all the uniforms and equipment of the main participants of the Second World War. Useful to show how the equipment evolves, especially amongst the British and Germans, as the war progres...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Mon May 16, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: U.S. forces in Vietnam 1962-67
Replies: 0
Views: 487

U.S. forces in Vietnam 1962-67

Guillaume Rousseaux, Historic Collections Militaria Guide, isbn 978-2-35250-252-4, 2012. The companion to the recent publication that covers the later stages of the Vietnam war. Similar things to say, some very corny poses by models who despite the gruelling nature of Ranger/SF training, the oppress...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Mon May 16, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: U.S. forces in Vietnam (1968-75)
Replies: 0
Views: 545

U.S. forces in Vietnam (1968-75)

Guillaume Rousseaux. Militeria Guide, Historic Collections 2016, isbn 978-2-35250-287-6 A follow on companion to a book by the same author that covers the years 1961-1967. Apart from the eat-lete nature of some of the reenactors involved who follows the usual reenactment practice whereby the older a...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Tiger Tracks: 3 days on the Eastern Front
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Views: 643

Tiger Tracks: 3 days on the Eastern Front

Wolfgang Faust, published 1948. My apologies for not having an ISBN (I tea it on my kindle). A firsthand account of the fighting on the Eastern Front by driver of a Tiger 1 in the last year of WW2. Concentrating on the desperate efforts of a diminishing number of panzer men to defend an anonymous br...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Vietnam: the definitive oral history told from all sides.
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Vietnam: the definitive oral history told from all sides.

Christian G. Appy Isbn 978-0-09-191012-9 Ebury Press 2006. A fabulous book which has interviews from the highest to the lowest serving on every side, antiwar protesters, civilians, diplomats, spies, journalists even James Brown! Over 130 men, women and children give their points of view from the OSS...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Vietnam Infantry Tactics
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Vietnam Infantry Tactics

Gordon L. Rottman illustrations by Peter Dennis. Isbn 978-1-84908-505-2. Osprey publishing (part of the Elite series) 2011. Very poor. A real let down, not least because the author points out almost straight away that there were no set infantry tactics for the Free World forces serving in Vietnam. C...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Chaperon Hat...
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: Chaperon Hat...

I would also recommend the above. Although I prefer the one my wife made for sentiment reasons if I was honest the one from cloak d daggered is better quality.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Wars of Atlantis
Replies: 1
Views: 589

The Wars of Atlantis

Phil Masters. Osprey Adventures isbn 978-1-4728-0932-2, 2015. Illustration by Jose Pena and Rocio Pinar. Following the same theme as their War of the Worlds, namely that there really was a Atlantis and that the history of the island and its part in Greek myth was actually also factual this explores ...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: US Marine vs NVA Soldier
Replies: 2
Views: 866

US Marine vs NVA Soldier

Vietnam 1967-68. David R. Higgins. Osprey publications 2015. Isbn 978-1-4728-0899-8
Part of the combat series. I wasn't really impressed but my son quite likes it and will have more use for it than I will. Did think the illustrations were poor compared with the usual standard.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70

Gordon L. Rottman. Consultant editor Dr. Duncan Anderson. Isbn 978-1-84603-139-7. Osprey publications (part of the Battle Orders series) published 2007. In direct contrast to the last Osprey book I read and reviewed this was a mammoth challenge to tea and understand. The author served with US Specia...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: War of the Worlds
Replies: 1
Views: 680

War of the Worlds

The Anglo-Martian War of 1895. Mike Brunton with illustrations by Alan Lathwell. Osprey publications 2015, isbn 978-1-4728-1156-1 What if HGWells had been writing a genuine report of a Martian invasion rather then science fiction. That is the premise of this Osprey Adventure (with a nod towards Quat...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Air America by Chris Robbins
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Air America by Chris Robbins

3rd Edition ISBN 978-1-9080-5901-7, Cassell non-fiction (part of Orion Books), 2012 (first published in 1979). Written with close reference to those who flew or serviced Air America and other clandestine airlines in Africa, South America and, of course, Asia from the 1940's with the American Legion ...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Chronicles: the writing of history in medieval England
Replies: 0
Views: 576

Chronicles: the writing of history in medieval England

Chis Given-Wilson. Published by Hambledon & London, 2004 ISBN 1-85285-358-1. A concise yet still detailed examination of how history was recorded in England during the middle ages ( focusing especially on the period between the 12th and 15th centuries which saw the flowering and finally the dimi...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Fortress Wales 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 4681

Re: Fortress Wales 2016

Looking forward to it. Again, as part of Rolling Thunder I plan to display and discuss the role of the Company in South East Asia.

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