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.