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  1. MoleBath

    The Rise and Fall of Western Tanks 1939-1955

    The second book by Bruce Newsome studying the rise and fall of Western tanks , in this case the period from 1939-1955 is covered. The Second World War and the limbering up for the Cold War. By 1939 Germany and the USSR had seen a degree of collaboration on defence projects. France was...
  2. Themanwho

    Cromwell’s Failed State and the Monarchy

    Written by Timothy Venning, this book details the turmoil in the decades following the English Civil War, a fascinating period in history when Cromwell’s great experiment in nation making, covering regicide, dictatorship, wars of conquest and defence, and eventual collapse, was enacted on the...
  3. M

    The Puritan Princess

    Review by Metellus Cimber II If you are living in seclusion thanks to Covid-19, this fascinating novel should help you to beguile the time until normal life resumes. At 434 pages, including Notes, it is a substantial work. If you enjoyed Daphne du Maurier's Civil War novel, The King's General...
  4. MoleBath

    Book Review: The Dark Age of Tanks Britain.s Lost Armour 1945-70

    The story of British Armour during the Second World War is well known and has attracted a host of excellent military writers. The British Army finished the war with their Cromwells, Comets, Churchills and American Grant Shermans and Fireflys. The route there had been painful, littered with a...
  5. M

    PARLIAMENT'S GENERALS: SUPREME COMMAND & POLITICS DURING THE BRITISH WARS 1642-51

    This is a useful and timely book for several reasons. Firstly, it examines the careers of most of Parliament's Generals in the Civil War. There is a tendency for the gigantic figure of Oliver Cromwell to overshadow the others, who included the Earl of Essex; Sir Thomas Fairfax; his father, Lord...
  6. Goatman

    The English Civil War

    Saw this, thought it might be of interest to some on here; http://www.helion.co.uk/civil-war-london-a-military-history-of-london-under-charles-i-and-oliver-cromwell.html @Auld-Yin - I'm not qualified to review it...but that's never stopped Arrse before :-) ? London was the critical...
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