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War without Garlands: Operation Barbarossa 1941-1942
War without Garlands: Operation Barbarossa 1941-1942
by Robert Kershaw
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh look, 30 Mar 2011
So much has been written on this subject that it is exciting to read a book with a fresh approach, and one that sticks to the topic. This is an excellent book and I found the single most pertinent point was of the German Army `Victorying itself to death'. This is a concept that has not been brought out before, and one that is unfortunately all too common. As a concept It should be a compulsory study for all military commanders and for all senior managers.
A good read and highly recommended


Michelin Thailand Map
Michelin Thailand Map
by Collectif
Edition: Map

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Reliable, 15 Jan 2006
This review is from: Michelin Thailand Map (Map)
lThis map contains many significant errors and can not be relied upon. It has obviously been compiled from some older outdated maps and not through in country research. May roads are incorrectly numbered, villages in the wrong places, important villages on major routes are omitted whereas minor insignificant villages are named. In order to find one's way it is essential that the map names those villages which are shown on the signposts etc.


Building with Bamboo: A Handbook
Building with Bamboo: A Handbook
by Jules J.A. Janssen
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.95

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Covers the topic well., 12 Jan 2002
On first reading the book I was disappointed that it did not actually explain to me how to build a house or bridge etc. On closer study I found that most of the information is there, although not any designs. A lot of technical jargon and calculations assume that the reader has a secondary level of mathematical education. A useful book if you think that you might want to build with bamboo.


Making Charcoal (Making...S.)
Making Charcoal (Making...S.)
by William Rollinson
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice little browsing book., 12 Jan 2002
This is not a book on how to make charcoal, but a very brief history of charcoal making in the Lake district of England. Most of the book consists of photographs associated with the charcoal makers.


Trench Art
Trench Art
by Nicholas Saunders
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fills a much needed void, 24 July 2001
This review is from: Trench Art (Hardcover)
This is not a catalogue of the different types of 'Trench Art' available to the collector. Nicholas Saunders has taken a more academic approach to the subject, looking into the reasons for the 'Trench Art' in the first place, as well as suggesting methods of classification rather than just by type of item. Covering methods, location and era of manufacture this is a book not only for the 'Trench Art' collector and 'militaria' buff, but also for anyone with an interest in the social history of the period 1914-1939.
Written in an easy style, with many superb photos this book is sure to become a definitive work on the subject.


Kursk, 1943: The Tide Turns in the East (Osprey Military Campaign)
Kursk, 1943: The Tide Turns in the East (Osprey Military Campaign)
by Mark Healy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.29

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to Kursk, 7 Feb 2001
This book should be everyone's first book on the Battle of Kursk, It gives an excellent overview of the battle which neatly separates the major engagements into their various locations. Sufficient detail is given to enable the reader to easily follow the moves of the major units involved, and understand the scale of the fighting. My only criticism is that (along with other books on Kursk), it tends to reinforce the concept of the 'Greatest Tank Battle on Earth', and ignores the enormous Infantry conflict.
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