There are some useful tactical details, but the reader's chief impression will be the overwhelming mix of emotions experienced by those landing on the beaches - fear, relief, horror, comradeship, and the occasional bizarre or humorous incident. One of the problems of reading history if that we know the outcome: this volume is a welcome antidote that places you in the minds of those men that day, for whom the outcome was anything but certain.
Miniature Wargames, August 2018 - reviewed by Chris Jarvis
Part of a series which covers the history and the aircraft of the Luftwaffe during WW2, this specific title is particularly interesting for covering their service in Finland. The first couple of pages give a bit of historical background to this theatre of the war, along with details of the units involved along with notes on some of the main personalities. The opening few pages of text are followed by a collection of over 100 informatively captioned photos which show some of the aircrew and a wide variety of aircraft types which were operated in the region. The first section is notable for featuring colour photos taken during the war, a total of 19 which include some nice clear images of various emblems found on different aircraft. The rest of the book which follows contains over 100 other black and white pictures. With photographic evidence of the aircraft types operated by the Luftwaffe in Finland, along with the camouflage and markings they carried, this will be useful to aircraft modellers.. Read more
Military Modelling Online
In The African Wars, Chris Peers explores conflict between the European powers and native forces throughout the 19th and early 20th century from the African perspective. Drawing upon the more successful efforts by native forces to defend against European imperialism, Peers creates an enthralling account of the desperate struggle of the forces of tropical and sub-tropical Africa against enemies whose technological superiority grew with every passing year, and the means and tactics they adopted to overcome them. Peers also explores the warrior cultures of many of the African peoples, and how this characterised the conflicts, both successful and disastrous, between the native and European forces. This African perspective, and exploration of the conflicting mentalities of the native and European forces, provides refreshing insight into the campaigns that marked the scramble for Africa.