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Review: 12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave Trailer There is an interesting scene early in 12 Years A Slave. A group of black slaves are struggling home after a gruelling days labour when they meet a small posse of seemingly vagabond Native Americans … Continue reading

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The Junior Officer’s Reading Club by Patrick Hennessey

One of the core archetypes you will find in military based fiction is that of the British officer: uptight, a strict disciplinarian, moustached, traditional, posh, asshole (especially to rankers). It’s not a completely underserved stereotype and it is far from inaccurate in … Continue reading

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Bullet Magnet by Mick Flynn

It’s alright. Not the best military memoir I’ve read, but not the worst either. Flynn is one of the most experienced and decorated soldiers in the British Army and this is his story, from start to finish – Northern Ireland, the … Continue reading

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