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not what I expected
on 16 January 2014
I own numerous Osprey books and the vast majority of them are excellent.
I was, however, disappointed with the five volumes covering the German Army, as I was expecting them to be like the others in the series dealing with the organisation and structure of the various units and divisions and the major campaigns in which they fought.
Instead, these books deal almost exclusively with the uniforms and insignia.
Whilst they would no doubt be perfect for modellers or collectors, I am afraid that reading about subtle changes in style, fabric, colour and piping etc. makes rather tedious reading for the rest of us.
This could easily be remedied with a slight change to the title, which I feel is somewhat misleading.