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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!, 26 Jun 2008
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I'm very surprised there are no reviews here yet; this is such a great book.
As a student with poor economy I only bought this one when I encountered both books in the Imperial War Museum in January. But as soon as I opened it I realised I had to have both.
I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH from this book. It's a very quick and easy way of learning a lot about this war; without having to read heavy writings about it.
This book doesn't just have good photographs; it also has very informative text that you learn a lot from. For instance, instead of saying "this is a picture of survivors from the Scharnhorst" it says "Only 36 of Scharnhorst's crew of over 2,000 survived. These survivors, dressed in kits supplied for rescued merchant seamen, were blindfolded for security as they landed. They were described as being (perhaps understandably) 'lacking in surliness and arrogance' and tanked their rescuers with 'three rousing cheers.'" (page 291)
It really is informative!
Another example: Instead of "mechanics re-arming a hurricane" it says: "Pilots relied on hard-working ground crew. Here the wing mounted machine-guns of a Hurricane Mk1 are re-armed: care is taken to avoid jam-inducing kinks in the belted ammunition." (page 100)
Best 20 I spent on a book for a very, very long time, and you get it for a lot less here!
DEFINITELY recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars As if you had been there, 16 Aug 2014
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Dr. Alex M. Grieve "Eck 22" (Warwickshire UK) - See all my reviews
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Fabulously presented, an incomparable pictorial record of a time in our history which must not be forgotten. "A single picture is worth a thousand words" - and there are many pictures.
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