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Nice Looking but Disappointing
on 2 December 2008
Perhaps I was expecting more than this book could deliver, but I was hoping for a book with good colour photographs of a comprehensive selection of British Army cap badges of the 20th Century. Instead, what this book presents, are a number of nice photographs, but these photos are by no means comprehensive, and there is very little actual information about the badges themselves.
To be fair, I suppose that this book is a part of the "Crowood Collectors' Series", but I do think the title is misleading. Rather than being about the badges, the text this book is entirely focused toward the hobby of collecting badges. And more than simply adding some context to the story, as much (if not more) time seems to be dedicated to describing the development of other British insignia as to describing the badges themselves.
While visually appealing - like most Crowood titles - this book ultimately disappoints.