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

Pegasus Archive

Pen & Sword have done a beautiful job with this reissue. The illustrations are superb [and] there is a fine introduction from Emmy Award winning film maker Bob Carruthers.

Destructive Music

This is a graphic reassessment of the greatest tank war in history. The research is impressive and the resulting book authoritative. There are maps and tables, together with an excellent photo plate section. Everything to commend this book to any reader with an interest in WWII.... The author has covered the first two stages of the battle for the Eastern Front. By taking the invasion date in 1941 to the great battles of 1942, he has been able to take the initial German superiority in equipment, tactics, support and experience and then examine the Russian fight back. In this he has captured the epic scale of this conflict and fairly reviewed both of the opposing sides. This book will long be the standard against which other books on these subjects are measured.

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