2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 March 2012
Let me start by saying this is not a easy book to read, Its full of facts and figures and may seem to many to be hard work. However I give this book 5 stars for this reason if you want to know about the Air war in the far east it's the best book I know of by far.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 May 2011
This is the first of two volumes and if you have read some of the author's previous books such as Spitfires Over Malta, Malta The Hurricane years etc you will some idea of what to expect.This volume covers the early operations in Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies. Details are given of the units involved, the encounters and casualties. The writing style is a little on the dry side but the authors are well informed and very interesting. A must have book for any one with an interest in the air war of the far East.
on 9 September 2014
More of the absolutely essential Shores series. Whilst very detailed it really gets across the operations in each theatre, explains the units involved, and shows the outcomes via carefully researched actual loss rates, not nonsensical over claims. Buy these books - all of them - if you are even vaguely interested in the WW2 Air War.