Category: REVIEWS

OPERATION MARKET GARDEN – Hell’s Highway

Mark Barnes

The BHTV team returns with a further episode of the Market Garden saga with an account of the events involving the 101st Airborne Division and…

THE MARCH ON PARIS The Memoirs of Alexander von Kluck, 1914

Mark Barnes

Kaiser Bill is feeling ill, The Crown Prince, he’s gone barmy. We don’t give a f*ck for old von Kluck, And all his bleedin’ army.…

THE GREAT WAR EXPLAINED.

Mark Barnes

Everything is in the title. It does exactly what it says on the tin.  This excellent book does not set out to be encyclopaedic, nor…

UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES OF THE COLD WAR.

Mark Barnes

There is a huge book produced by English Heritage called Cold War: Building For Nuclear Confrontation 1946-1989. You could probably shelter under it; such is…

‘A VERY FINE COMMANDER’ THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL SIR HORATIUS MURRAY GCB KBE DSO

Mark Barnes

A career soldier, Nap Murray spent his working life with the Colours and eventually reached the rank of full general during his service with NATO.…

THE GERMAN 88 The Most Famous Gun of the Second World War.

Mark Barnes

This could be the easiest review I will ever write. I’m not going to waste your time thinking up any clever wordy stuff to make…

GERMAN CAPITAL SHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Mark Barnes

You wouldn’t be reading this without the power of the internet and we have all seen what a wonderful tool it can be.  I work…

THE NAZIS’ NUREMBERG RALLIES

Mark Barnes

If you need an example of the wide range of titles published by Pen & Sword you have to look no further than this curio…

TIGERS IN NORMANDY

Mark Barnes

I’m sure William Blake’s immortal lines have been attached to the Tiger tank before. It was published in 1794 and knowing his revulsion of the…

ASSAULT ON NORMANDY SWORD BEACH

Mark Barnes

I’ve been to Normandy four times and have always had memorable adventures on the history trail. The great omission has been a close look to…

IMAGES OF WAR THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Mark Barnes

Reading this book illustrates just how little I know about the Russian Revolution, let alone the Civil War, so I won’t begin to con you…

U-48 THE MOST SUCCESSFUL U-BOAT OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Mark Barnes

My daily commute into the capital allows me time to read plenty of books as long as I am able to zone out from the…