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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thought for the day

In light of recent events in the Ukraine should I be concerned that we have sold two war books to Russia overnight?  

The first - The Crimean War : A Clash of Empires which according to my brilliant description(!) offers a balanced view of the war from both the British and Russian perspective, focusing on various epic battles including the siege of Sevastopol, the battles of the Alma, Inkerman, Chernaya, and  the charge of the British cavalry at Balaklava. 

The second to a different customer in Moscow - Paris 1918 : The War Diary of the British Ambassador, the 17th Earl of Derby - which provides a detailed and important account of the last months of WWI as seen through the eyes of the British Ambassador in Paris.

Should we be building an Anderson Shelter in the garden and stocking up on tinned food?  

Incidentally when I was small I lived in a house which had an Anderson Shelter in the garden.  I don't much fancy our chances of surviving a war if ours was anything to go by.