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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (20 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780960204
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780960203
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 0.4 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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As a modelling reference, this book is an armor modeler's dream. --Ipms/USA

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A detailed analysis of the tanks used by Germany's Eastern Front allies.

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This is very much a fringe subject largely neglected by writers, so any book on the subject is welcome – especially by so esteemed an author as Steve Zagola.

That said; if you are looking for lots of new information this book is really not for you. It is literally thin on pages and thin on content. Given that the business of armoured vehicles centres on firepower and protection, I find data in this book on either aspect to be sadly lacking. We are after all discussing fighting vehicles; not racing cars. There is no real excuse for this lack of data, as the information is out there (as Steve’s bibliography makes plain). A more accurate title might have been ‘Armoured Forces of Hitler’s Eastern Allies’, as Steve dwells on the formations and their battles, rather than on the detailed technical aspects of the vehicles themselves. This is a great pity. Apart from a lack of technical data, nothing – for example – is said about the improvised HEAT projectile fired spigot-like from the gun of the Hungarian Nimrod AA tank, which required a crewman to climb out and place the thing on the end of the barrel! This would have been a good example of how inadequate the eastern allies were in fighting the Red Army.

There are additional criticisms worthy of note, which again illustrate the shoddy editing of Osprey’s publications (are there even any editors, and what do they do all day to earn their money?). Steve loves to use the word “Wehrmacht” without really knowing – it seems – what it means. Wehrmacht translates more or less as “armed forces”, comprising the army (das Heer), the air force (die Luftwaffe) and the navy (die Kriegsmarine) of the Third Reich, but not the Waffen SS.
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Every book that Steven Zaloga writes is interesting and informative. I like his writing style as it is not dull and conveys the info about the subject with interest and knowledge. As this one covers a not so well know subject a great deal of the info was new to me, which made the purchase even more worthwhie.
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a very interesting book about a subject that is not widely written about it is great to find out about something from ww11 that is not german or allied for a change and it broadens your outlook on this part of history.
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The book contains a brief overview of the tanks operated by the Axis and their co-belligerents on Eastern Front. As it covers countries as diverse as Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Finland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Italy as well as the Russian volunteer armies, the 48 page format was never going to suffice for an in-depth study. Still, the basic information is interesting, if not comprehensive.

Countries get varying coverage, with Hungary and Romania getting most (natural given the larger armored forces and the local production), while some others such as Slovakia, Croatia, Italy or Bulgaria getting a handful of paragraphs each.

The reader will generally get an overview of the numbers of vehicles operated and the types in use, and potentially a mention of some significant battles where the tanks participated and their performance. For the countries with local production or upgrade efforts some further information on local types is also given.

The introduction does point towards Germany's reluctance in furnishing its Allies and Co-belligerents with proper armored forces, even from the stocks of captured vehicles, where little cost would have been incurred. Sadly the book does not have it in its scope to explore this facet of the conflict in the East further.

Where the book loses its fourth star for me is in the frequent errors, which are probably due to poor editing (maybe this only affects the Kindle version). The dates are occasionally confused (for Slovakia for instance), the numbers of vehicles in use or delivered do not add up to the stated totals, etc. Some errors in form, such as calling the Finns Germany's allies would hardly be forgiven by Finns, while Italians may also not see themselves as 'Eastern'.
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Another short but interresting book in this serie, could have been more helpfull with more pictures. Well worth the cost, but don't expect to get to knoe "everything"
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very good read full facts, came before due date
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