Going Solo – Roald Dahl Autobiography

Going Solo by Roald Dahl Roald Dahl is one of the world’s favourite children’s authors. He is responsible for stories such as The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. But he was not always a writer. He was also an adventurer and RAF pilot who fought in World […]

Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller On the Italian island of Pianosa, close to the end of the Second World War, US air-force captain Yossarian is desperate to be grounded. He’s become convinced that the next bomb raid he undertakes will be the one that kills him. He’s not alone in this. Most of the saner […]

Siege Of Leningrad – A Question Of Survival

The siege of Leningrad began on 8th September, 1941 and lasted until 27th January, 1944, 872 days after it began, making it one of the longest and most brutal in history. The Soviet army battled detachments from Germany, Finland and Italy during that time. Approximately half the population of the city was evacuated prior to […]

10 Most Dangerous Snipers, Ever

This list providers a cursory look at the sniper, an operative who terrifies military personnel everywhere. Although snipers are in the news recently, due to Israeli use of these soldiers against civilians in Gaza, they are an effective tool in warfare against combatants. It’s a tad shocking to hear of just how many lives the […]

Kings Of America – Novel By R.J. Ellory

Kings Of America  by R.J. Ellory Rebel Voice has previously read a novel by Roger Jon Ellory and thought it a fine piece of writing. A Quiet Belief In Angels is streets ahead of Kings Of America which is, quite frankly, a terrible book. In his forward, Ellory commented upon the research that he undertook […]

Kelly’s Heroes – Oddball

Kelly’s Heroes is a 1970 war movie about some opportunism within the US army as they discover a massive cache of gold being guarded by the SS. The enterprising individuals, led by Kelly – played by Clint Eastwood – set out to try to acquire the precious metal for their own use. Although it’s a […]

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace   by John Knowles This novel is described on its cover as ‘An American Classic’, and was ‘… part of the syllabus of high-school English classes throughout the United States…’ Perhaps US readers of this will be all too familiar with this book and may therefore need no reminders. But it may […]