This new 335 page book is everything you would want form a modeller's point of view - it's packed with photographs and plans of all the German battlecruisers, including those that were not completed or only reached the project stage. All in all, I can't recommend this book highly enough - it's right up there with the like of R.A. Burt and Norman Friedman and you'll have to go a long way to find a better publication.

IPMS - Battleship Special Interest Group

A unique visual record of the military vehicles, tanks, aircraft, artillery and other equipment used by the opposing armies seventy years ago.

Scale Military Modeller

This book follows a format that is sadly out of favour for long periods, but which cannot be bettered in providing a detailed history of a ship and her people. Most frequently it is the format favoured by those who served on the vessel that is subject of a book. One reason that this format is still relatively rare is that it requires very thorough research, interviews with a large number of people associated with the ship, and this thorough work is costly in time and expenses. Many authors of naval history prefer to avoid this level of work in researching for a book. However, the result is not just highly valued by former shipmates, but by anyone wanting to read a definitive history of a vessel that is unlikely ever to be bettered. The author is to be commended. The author is to be commended for the care and affection with which he has recorded the story of this ship. The standard of illustration is extremely good and adds greatly to the account. There really is not much more to say about.. Read more


During WW2 the use of Propaganda by both sides was a significant part of the war effort, posters were everywhere with messages of patriotic duty, recruitmen, ,national security and in some cases, calls of paranoia and hatred of the enemy. It would have been difficult during that period for ordinary citizens to ignore them. Some of these posters have even become iconic images in their own right and we still see them in some revised form used as advertising or appreciated as artwork today. This superbly illustrated book features over 200 posters, beautifully reproduced in full colour. Each poster is accompanied by a detailed explanation and in the case of the Axis posters a translation of the text. Some of the posters the reader will be very familiar with,others will be new, but in all cases the creative talents of such names as Norman Rockwell in the US and in Britain Tom Eckersley and Cyril Kenneth Bird(Fougasse) will be instantly recognized. This book is a high quality and wonderfully.. Read more

WW2 Connection