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Excellent text let down by poor maps
on 15 March 2014
This is a wonderful piece of historical research and writing. It is however woefully let down by the maps which contain no military information and appear to be photocopied from the French equivalent of Ordinance Survey. This makes the excellent descriptions near impossible to follow. There are no other illustrations. The work was first published in 1961 and does not seem to have been improved for later editions. The war consisted of an amazing number of battles and engagements but lasted only 5 months. Inevitably many of the chapters are chronologically overlapping and a schematic showing the sequence of events would have helped enormously. The publishers have done the author no favours.