This unfortunately is only a 50 page pamphlet, not quite book. But you can’t judge a pamphlet by it’s cover. It technically is quite well done with good photos, illustrations and maps that actually have location names appropriate to the text and language of print. There is focus on uniforms, insignias and unit listings.
What makes this particular publication shine compared to other books regarding this topic is the accuracy of historical overview. In an arena where self serving agendas have tried to re-write the Baltic WW 2 experience to their ends, this is one of the truest perspectives of the real motivations and political realities that the Baltic nations found themselves embroiled in. It is surprising that non-Balt authors can have the perfected and nuanced insights presented here. A good example is the aside regarding the German called swastika, where it came from and what it represents, rather than the Nazi perversion of it. There are other sacred cows the authors subtly gore and rightly.
What there is, is good. But it is difficult to get past the brevity which hardly scratches the surface of a substantial topic. The efforts of these three nations citizenry and it’s warriors caught in the maw and surviving the ultimate destruction of the two mightiest armies of the world is a saga ripe for the telling.