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Helpful votes received on reviews: 99% (135 of 137)
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With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in &hellip by David Stevenson
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb account, 13 April 2012
This book is beyond doubt the most detailed Great War work that I have ever read.
It covers every conceivable aspect of the war in 1918 from the point of view of each of the belligerents. A very academic work that shows the immense amount of research and hard work that must have gone into producing what I believe will be essential reading for serious students of the war.
This is not the easiest of books to read, however it will certainly be one that I will dip into again and again.
Anzio: The Friction of War: The Friction of War - &hellip by Lloyd Clark
The Anzio campaign was not one that I had previously read a lot about, but having read Jumping the Rhine by Mr Clark, and having thoroughly enjoying it, I wanted to give this one a go.
I was not disappointed, written in a similar format to Jumping the Rhine and with very good maps this book really brought to life this often overlooked chapter of WW2.
I used to know an infantry veteran of this campaign who told me some stories of the fighting and his subsequent capture as a POW, and now having read this book I have a much better understanding of what he and many thousands experienced in what was really savage fighting.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone, a great read.
Road of Bones: The Siege of Kohima 1944 - The Epic&hellip by Fergal Keane
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I have not read any accounts of the siege at Kohima previously, but now having read this authors amazing account I certainly want to read more on the subject, however I don't think this book could be bettered.
This book is exactly what I want when I read military history, it not only tells of the strategic and tactical side, but more importantly for me it tells the story of those who were there from both sides. Although thankfully most people would never have to experience what it must be like to be involved in close combat, with incredible personal accounts of this truly harrowing battle the author really brings to life the experiences of those involved.
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