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Thursday, 20 November 2008

Commando 4147 and 4150

These two books are set during the Great War, as are all the others released by Commando this month, as a tribute to the brave men and women who served in the war to end all wars. Visit their website for some interesting features on the Great War that will add to the enjoyment of the books.

The first Mongrel Squadron is a story of those early fighter pilots whose planes were sometimes as hazardous to them as the enemy.
The second title is Battlefield Bike which tells a thrilling story set in the early days of the war.

Other World War One books released are Valley of Death, Barging into Battle,Roar of the Guns,Fathers and Sons,Desert Dogfight and Stormtrooper.

In a related point a week ago last Sunday I was in a supermarket when the clock sounded eleven am and the traditional two minutes of silence started. I'm always amazed how well this is observed, particularly with the teenagers who you'd think wouldn't give the great sacrifices made so long ago a second thought. The entire store fell quiet, all movement stopped in the car park outside as we all thought about those grim times so long ago.

I always find this touching and will always wear my poppy with pride.


Charles Gramlich said...

Man, I used to love reading about the Fokker triplanes and the Sopwith camels

Michael Martin said...

"Valley of death" is good too. Artwork by JM Jorge too, which is always a bonus.