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on 10 April 2011
I started reading Churchill's 6 volumes on the war, and realised soon after starting volume one that I hadn't a clue where Narvik was. I found it in my old school atlas, but it was difficult to work out why on earth it was so important, and rather laborious to follow the action. So I bought this atlas, and not only does it clearly show all the campaigns I'm reading about, but also has concise textual summaries of each of the campaigns (and a few photos too). The maps show the opposing forces, movements and battles quite clearly. My only reservation is that many of the maps abandon the 'north-up' convention and instead show an 'advancing forces perspective'. For example, the Malaya invasion maps are all 'upside-down'. But overall, an excellent and invaluable atlas.
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This is a very very superb product. Just about every map you will ever need, with a concise description of every major event of ww2 that can be explained with a map. Includes unit dispositions with clinical captions and an overview. A real must have for anyone interested in this period. If you only own one book on WW2 then this should be it.
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on 1 July 2014
Very useful one might even say vital if you are reading the works by Anthony Beevor or Max Hastings et al.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 14 February 2016
A fascinating account. However the maps appear to have a few symbols without definition, and the index is missing important entries. Not enough detail on certain small but important actions. I am enjoying it though.
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on 18 October 2014
A good companion to other books on the war, but the orientation of the maps on the pages can be confusing sometimes. I would not be without it though.
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on 25 December 2014
Good atlas, just what dad asked for
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on 26 March 2014
Each essay gave a good summery of a Marshall or General of the German army in the last wa. The book is still up to date.
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on 20 October 2014
Great!
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on 16 November 2014
Did not like £2.99 sticker on back from Oxfam
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