Nearly 100 events took place in museums and galleries across Scotland
The West Highland Lines Post-Beeching by Gordon Webster is a first-class journey along one of the world’s finest railway lines. Published 1st May 2014, this £16.99 paperback original takes a detailed look at the lines, their workings and the rolling stock.
This book provides a detailed account of the burning of Moscow and is the third volume of the author's in-depth reassessment of the war between the French and Russian empires. This is a work of scholarship, but one which is written in a lively style It has been very thoroughly researched and draws on a wide range of sources and eyewitness accounts, including French, Russian, German, Polish, and Dutch accounts. It is particularly interesting in that it has been released at the same time as “Stalingrad to Berlin” providing the opportunity to use two well researched and written works to compare the French experiences of 1812 and the German experiences between 1941 and 1945. READ THE FULL REVIEW
This book is filled with a most interesting collection of photographs and drawings throughout the body of the book. They add greatly to the story which includes many personal reflections from those who lived through those days. The author has worked skilfully through all of the aspects of life on the Home Front. He conveys the sense of engagement where civilians identified themselves as part of the battle lines. In charting the progress at home, the social changes can be graphically seen. As more and more men went off to fight, many never to return, women became involved in a range of jobs that had previously not been available to them. They earned money, sometimes very good money, when previously many had been entirely dependent on male relatives. They also experiences enemy fire with the terror bombing raids by airships and the bombardment of civilian targets ashore by German warships. READ THE FULL REVIEW
In addition to providing a colourful account of his experiences, Kindler also provides a very valuable insight into the social; experiences and politics that brought the Nazis to power and for much of WWII earned them the wholehearted support of the overwhelming majority of Germans. Hitler tapped into a catalogue of fears, aspirations and prejudices that combined with militarism and patriotism that produced such a deadly cocktail that was not confined to a few fanatics but spread through a nation. As Kindler demonstrates, those feelings and beliefs were not expunged in 1945 but have continued in the fabric of German society, embers ready to be fanned into fresh life. READ THE FULL REVIEW reviews.firetrench.com adn.firetrench.com nthn.firetrench.com bgn.firetrench.com
–WiFi Action-Camcorder with Full HD, Rollei launch their first WiFi action camcorder onto the UK market, the S30 –
London, UK. 8th May 2014 Rollei, the iconic German camera manufacturer, today launches their first WiFi enabled action camcorder to bolster their extensive product portfolio in the UK. The new S-30 will ensure that the highest quality videos can be captured from all action adventurers and viewed by another person in real-time thanks to its WiFi capabilities.