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This review is from: Hungary 1944-1945 (Men and Battles) (Paperback)This book is a mixed bag. It is comparable to the Osprey series in outlook although it has a cheaper magazine feel. The story never goes into any real depth but covers its subject in broad strokes. The subject is interesting enough and so far poorly covered in English the battles of the Hungarian plain and Budapest but this book doesn't go much further than say Wikipedia.
It has plenty of pictures and colour plates that are helpful for modelers along with a number of pictures of men and uniforms and having so many of these I bring it up to 2 stars since the quality of text merits little more than 1 star.
Editing and proofreading is terrible. The original clearly written in French seems to have gone through a computer translation with minimal editing and proofreading. Some maps are funny, like on page 7 where some countries are in English and others in French. Map on page 13 is in French entirely (Unités hongroises etc), words are cut in the most unusual places, like the word "the" (page 37 becomes t - and -he in the second line and the text is very poor in places:
Without doubt, this is also largely unknown last "charge" by the garrison, takes its place amongst history's bloodiest military assaults like those of sucicidal Japanese banzai attacks or the first wave to hit Omaha beach.
(Text page 40 at the start of chapter The Break-Out)
Source material of poor quality, writing and editing that is help along with a lot of pictures in a magazine format. I for one will not be looking for more titles in the same series.