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5.0 out of 5 stars A good place to start
Among the plethora of books about wars it's good to read a new one that deals with a subject that I have not seen covered in detail before. I have read the odd chapter dealing with subjects like the use of trains in transporting holocaust victims or troop movements in the UK leading up to the Normandy landings but this book adds a level of insight and detail that I found...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Narrative Badly Let Down by Inadequate Maps
This book covers, in ten chapters, the use of railways in war from Balaklava to the present day. Essentially, the deployment and supply of millions of soldiers in the wars of the last century would have been impossible without railways. The book is written in good English throughout and has a very useful index.

The author is very definitely a railway author...
Published on 11 Oct 2010 by Thomas De Vries


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, great service, 25 July 2014
This review is from: Engines of War: How Wars Were Won and Lost on the Railways (Paperback)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Dec 2014
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3.0 out of 5 stars Library book, large print and interesting subject., 5 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Engines of War: How Wars Were Won and Lost on the Railways (Paperback)
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Cover author name and title in equal weight ... perhaps guns rather than people might have been more relevant. 3/5

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Off to a cracking start. I wonder whether the large print edition lacks maps and diagrams usually associated with a book of this kind. Also no index or list of references.

A worthwhile overview of railways in war. Some very interesting points including those about gauging between Russia and Europe, railway across Lake Baikal when iced over.

Well done Mr Woolmar pity about the lack of maps and sketches.

Alexander of the Allrighters and Ywnwab!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Skips over recent history, 12 Dec 2010
As with all his books geoes into 19th century in great detail then glosses over bit chunks of recent times
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4.0 out of 5 stars ENGINES OF WAR, 26 Oct 2010
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thiss book reflects tha authors passion for railways and essays a definitive stratey for the use of railways in war. More for those who like to run railways than for tthose interested inweapons.
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