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  1. Smeggers

    The Second World War Illustrated, the second year

    Review: The Second World War Illustrated the second year by Jack Holroyd ISBN: 978 152675 794 4. Published by: Pen & Sword Military Following the disasters of Dunkirk and the fall of France, things looked extremely bleak for Britain and the Commonwealth as they entered the second year of...
  2. Auld-Yin

    Disaster in the Desert

    This is a ‘What if….’ Book of the highest standard. It is almost all fact but with some bits altered to give a completely different result. It is so well done that the author has, in using actual events, made it difficult to tell which bit is what happened and which bit is fiction. A very...
  3. Stumpy4154

    Images of War: The Armour of Rommel's Afrika Korps

    I asked for this book for a couple of reasons. As a scale modeller the photos would come in handy for future projects and my great-uncle Charlie fought in the Western Desert, so it's a campaign I've always had an interest in. Like the other Images of war book I had about armour in the battles...
  4. MoleBath

    Hitler's D-Day Defences

    Philip Kaplan has chosen to write on well trodden areas of history. There are a legion of books looking at the D Day landings in general and German defences in particular. A key issue is whether this book adds to the subject or not. Rommel was well aware that allied air superiority would make...
  5. Cynical

    Field Marshal: The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel

    Rommel, the “Desert Fox,” has developed a romantic allure as a gentlemanly general – spared being tarnished with the brutalities of Nazi Germany in spite of being a creation of that state’s propaganda machine and for several years the favourite of Hitler. That contradiction, combined with his...
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