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on 19 November 2011
I enjoyed this book. It doesn't get itself bogged down in the specifics of military tactics too much, something which some may miss.

One thing the author doesn't shy away from is military failure on the part of the division, which adds to the sense that the book was written with at least one eye an historical accuracy which always goes down well. The author also appears to have a certain empathy with the average Battleaxe Div soldier, which is neatly emphasised in his explanation of the reasons behind the Cairo riots.

It did seem to me however, that the author rushed the last part of the book a little too much. It feels like he was limited by a page count and only realised this after writing 3/4 of the book, so tried to cram the last 12 months of action into the last 50 or so pages.
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on 11 July 2011
I purchased the book because I wished to augment my previous knowledge regarding the Battleaxe Club and the campaigns of the Second World War mainly in Sicily and Italy. The book presented a slightly different view of events compared to the publication "Algiers to Austria" and Ford told the same story using less military jargon as well. The price represented value for money and the publication was delivered promptly and this was appreciated.
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on 29 May 2013
Both map and book were good.Map excellant for slipping in pocket and war book was a very easy read and to the point
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on 8 July 2014
A good imtroduction to a frequently overlooked part of the war in europe and the role of the Irish in WW2
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on 19 March 2015
This is helping me see where my father Was in w11
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on 20 December 2014
good buy
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