on 10 March 2011
This is a topic that I've dipped in and out of over the years and must admit to only having a pretty basic knowledge of the various vehicles described in great detail within this book. The amount of work that has gone into examining these photo's is evident and I imagine that this is ideal for modellers. More importantly, it shows that the German forces were not quite made up of super-Teutonic vehicles as so many of those who, let's say, sit on the right, think was the case during WW2. The multiple views also show in lots of cases, not only what happened to the vehicles in question but also various details of the markings, something else so often missed. The fact that Paul Hocking is listed makes me feel happy that the facts are right. My only slight issue is that there is no mention of the plethora of other equipment (e.g 7.92mm loose ammo boxes) and vehicles often in the background. I suppose that everyone knows what a Tiger 1 looks like but only a minority can recognise a mid-production Ford V3000s....but above all, highly recommended.
on 17 February 2012
fantastic photos, minimal text. Fairly short. As a tank amateur i certainly dont need the whole series but i'm glad i own 1 of these, featuring as it does the downside of driving a tank. Maybe a third of the snaps are non-tank wreckage though.
on 23 June 2016
So, you're thinking of buying this ? No need to think, just buy it. This is a brilliant series, and trust me, once you've flicked through your purchase, you'll be straight back here to order more. In fact you may as well just buy them all as at some point they will, inevitably, go out of print. As a comprehensive photographic source these books can't be beaten, I know because I've bought the alternatives. However, if you're after information on unit history, tactics, engagements and vehicle development then you need to look elsewhere. Buy the book.
on 30 December 2012
Having become a regular visitor to Normandy in recent years this one is hard to say "no" to, Locations can be found, and again it amazing what was destroyed in Normandy , armored attrition and an utter waste of life .
A terrible way for men to die.