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Decent but slightly dry
on 3 June 2013
A good osprey title packed with information and details on the battlecruisers Repulse, Hood, etc. that britain produced between the two wars.
I have learned a few things on these boats that I was not familiar with. The battlecruiser concept is well explained the author successfully made me understand their role and failures.
It is also well illustrated and the author's writing style is fluid and clear. However, I found the photographs and plates slightly repetitive. A bit more photographs of the inside of the boats, or of crewmen would have been welcome and more lively. Also, the book was a bit light in "construction" of the behemoths.
Finally, the maps are a good addition. The plates are beautiful and illustrate the text perfectly.
Exactly what I am expecting of an osprey title.