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This new title in the Images of War series by Paul Thomas covers the title subject rather well. It is split into 4 sections, covering Development and Training; Blitzkrieg; Barbarossa; and Last Years on the Eastern Front 1942-43. Each section is introduced with 2 or 3 pages of introductory text and then filled with an excellenet selection of photos to illustrate each one. With over 250 archive photos, most of which I had not seen before, there is a really useful coverage of the specific topic of the Light Panzers. The book is rounded off with Appendices on three topics - Panzer Variants; Armoured Crew Uniforms; and Camouflage.


Gives a classic account of First World War tank warfare and charts how and why tanks became so vital.

East Kent Mercury

Ne releases in the Images of War Series from Pen & Sword Books come on a regular basis, giving a good indication on the popularity of the format. This time they have turned to armour in the Vietnam War, a topic which has long been an interest of mine, and this one does not disappoint. ... [This is] an excellent collection of pictures to illustrate the incredible variety of armoured vehicles that were used in Vietnam between the end of WWII and the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. Lots of details to interest the modeller and a good overview of all these different types in use in the largely jungle environment. All in all another fine addition to the Images of War Series.

Military Modelling

As seen in the Barking and Dagenham Post.

Barking and Dagenham Post

As with all titles in the Images of War series, this book presents a wide variety of rare photographs accompanied by detailed captions, describing the course of the Normandy campaign from the build-up of the invasion forces through to the Falaise Gap and the advance on Rouen. It begins with the German armour which would meet the Allies, including the famous Tiger and Panther tanks, but also the less glamorous range of self-propelled guns, captured French armour, and the wide variety of anti-tank weaponry available, including the track-mounted Goliath radio-controlled bomb. The Allied arsenal is naturally dominated by the Sherman, Cromwell and Churchill tanks but it also looks at their innumerable and diverse variants, including the DD, AVRE and flail tanks of Hobart's Funnies, and the less familiar range of self-propelled guns and reconnaissance vehicles. The chapters go on to detail the several Allied offensives which attempted to break-through the German lines, giving a vivid sense of.. Read more

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