Category: REVIEWS

The period between the wars offered up all manner of oddities as governments and companies attempted to develop fighting vehicles that would be numerous, effective…

I am pleased to get my reviewing year off to a blistering start with this superb book from the historian Bruce Gamble. In it, he…

There has been far too much ink expended on the Vietnam War to waste time trying to pick out merits of much of the decision-making…

Michael Green has had a busy year by the look of things because he is back with another instalment of his illustrated histories produced under…

I recently reviewed a biographical history of the men who flew on the famous Doolittle Raid of 1942 where I professed strong approval of that…

I come from a family with a seafaring tradition and although it skipped my direct branch because my father preferred khaki to blue in 1939…

You may have noticed that Christmas is coming and you might be wondering what to get for that difficult so-and-so who usually responds with “nothing”…

Simon Forty is a prolific writer, to say the least. He has built a solid reputation for accuracy and passion for his subject matter and…

I’ve been sent this really useful book by George Nolta which gives us biographies of the aircrew who took part in the legendary Doolittle Raid…

This intriguing book begins with a tragedy, in 1979, when the author’s cousin dies from injuries caused from playing with an unexploded shell. Losing the…

Richard Perkins is something of a mystery. He built a vast collection of warship photographs he either took himself or acquired through a network of…

Four long years of the centenary of the Great War, or First World War, or World War I – you choose! – have come to an end.…