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Bay of Pigs Invasion: CIA Cuban Disaster, April 1961

16/07/2018
Bay of Pigs Invasion: CIA Cuban Disaster, April 1961 Phil Carradice Pen and Sword Reviewed by Ian Young           The Bay of Pigs fiasco is the focus of this excellent book by Pen And Sword Publishing. Comprehensively covering the complete military debacle, it describes the worst organized American military exercise since the war of 1812. The...
  • Panzer Ace: The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander

    Panzer Ace: The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander Richard Freiherr von Rosen: Foreword by Robert Forczyk GreenHill Books Reviewed by James Dorey           When I received this book, I’m going to have to admit, I did a little cheer, for as a wargamer with two growing German armies for Flames of War and Bolt...
  • Images of War – SS Panzer Divisions on the Eastern Front – Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

    Images of War – SS Panzer Divisions on the Eastern Front – Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives Bob Carruthers Pen & Sword Reviewed by Carl King           Firstly, let me say this is not a book I would normally go for. That being said, I found the background very informative, if somewhat short. I felt I...
  • HITLER’S ‘WONDER’ U-BOATS

    HITLER’S ‘WONDER’ U-BOATS Jak P. Mallmann Showell Frontline Books Reviewed by Paul Carolan           The ‘Wonder’ U-boats of the title are the type XXI (ocean going) and type XXIII (coastal) electro boats built by Germany in the last stages of the Second World War. Diesel electric submarines, they were the first submarines designed on the principle...
  • Bandit Mentality, hunting insurgents in the Rhodesian Bush War, a memoir

    Bandit Mentality, hunting insurgents in the Rhodesian Bush War, a memoir Lindsay O’Brien Helion & Company, 2017 Reviewed by Jim Graham           Bandit Mentality is a solid book of 348 pages with a brief bibliography and a glossary. It does however lack an index or order of battle and the maps are sparse and unclear. O’Brien...

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