Category: REVIEWS

Engineering Hitler’s Downfall

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”…

Battlefield Histories From Casemate are The Best of Their kind Around Today

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…

The Doolittle Raiders – Sets Out to Tell Us Something of The Lives of The Men

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…

SHAKY GROUND – Traces of the Great War at the Ypres Salient

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…

British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albums Volumes 5, 6 & 7

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…

The Great War Illustrated 1918

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.…

Want to Operate an Flak 88? Three Excellent Operator’s Manuals From Haynes

I’m a fan of these Haynes operator’s manuals and there seems to be no end to subjects the publisher is willing to approach. I had…

The SAS Italian Job: Many of those murky events in the spring of 1945 remain governed by secrecy to this day

If you glance through the list of other works by Damien Lewis at the start of the book on offer here, you will see a…

2 Wars, 3 Continents Before Earning American Citizenship – Fight, Flight, & Flourish

There are many things to be learned from personal stories – stories that bring history to life. That is certainly the case when I think…

Genius Weapons – Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Weaponry, and the Future of Warfare

Artificial intelligence is playing an ever-increasing role in military weapon systems. Going beyond the bomb-carrying drones used in the Afghan war, the Pentagon is now…

Three Books To Look Out For – Review by Mark Barnes

Here we go, again, with a look at some books that have created positive interest in the WHO reviews department. First up we have this…

The Defeat of the Zeppelins

I make regular visits to annoy my relatives who live nearby and one journey takes me past the memorial close to the site where the…