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December, 1944. Hitler launches his last gamble: soldiers and tanks pour into the snowy forests and gorges of the Ardennes. In the most hostile conditions since Stalingrad a million men do bloody battle to determine the end of the Second World War
This time, we've moved forward to 1815 in the Rand McNally World Atlas Premier Collection, still published in 1946. The copy accompanying the map, goes like this: The Congress of Vienna in 1815 re-fashioned the map of Europe after the downfall of Napoleon. England and France in the west; Austria and Russia in the east; … Continue reading Europe in 1814
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Viking. King's Man by Tim Severin My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is in essence, a different look at the Viking 'swords and shields' books that I like reading so much (Robert Low, Giles Kristian, etc). If you're simply after swords and shields and bucket-loads of bloody raping and pillaging, this isn't for you. This is … Continue reading Review: King's Man
Sworn Brother by Tim Severin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sworn Brother, is number two in the Viking series and is another excellent read. A good story, nicely written and exhaustively researched. I thought at one point that it could perhaps do with having a bit more blood and thunder in it, but then I'm … Continue reading Review: Viking: Sworn Brother
Around a thousand years ago the Vikings crossed the North Atlantic and established their settlements on the American continent