Top critical review
Fair book, badly let down by lack of detail.
on 28 August 2017
Being something of an afv buff, I was hoping by the title, for a book with rather more detail of the actual vehicles themselves. Whilst the book give a commendably very detailed account of the role of the 79th. during and after D-Day up to the end of the war, any in depth information on the 'Funnies' is sadly lacking. The plates are all at the end of the book rather than appearing when each type of AVRE is briefly described threough the narrative and even then, they are only photos of them in action rather than a good close up showing detail of their particular equipments. What I also found irritating was the complete absence of maps. The campaign was described in detail, giving the names of a great many French, Dutch, Belgian & German cities, towns & villages, but no indication whasoever as to where they were in relation to the campaign. With a little forethought, this book could have been so much better.