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Disappointing, first 100 pages a hard slog
on 23 July 2013
I was looking forward to reading this, but to be honest it was a bit of a hard slog. The first 100 pages were a general history of British photo reconnaissance/intelligence, from its adhoc origins post WW I to the amateurish establishment of a photographic intelligence service at the outbreak of WWII - nothing to do with Crossbow at all which was essentially the reason I wanted to read this title. The writer's style is also disappointing, and tends to jump around all over the place; far too many characters introduced tending to halt the flow of the narrative over the early chapters and far too many dropped into the narrative to leave you wondering who the hell they were. The chapter on 'model-making' may be interesting to some but was far removed from 'Crossbow' ..as a manuscript I'd say it was particularly unfocused or disjointed, probably rushed.