British Naval Weapons of World War Two, The John Lambert Collection, Volume III: Coastal Forces Weapons

One of the great delights for a military history reviewer is the preservation of outstanding definitive books and images. The unique collection of John Lambert books and drawings has been preserved by Seaforth, who are now republishing with new introductions and editing, in this case by leading naval historian Norman Friedman Most Highly Recommended

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Destroyer Cossack, detailed in the original builders’ plans

A new volume from the very successful collaboration between the publisher and the (British) National Maritime Museum. HMS Cossack was one of the 18 strong class of powerful destroyers known collectively as The Tribals Most Highly Recommended

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A History Of The Small Arms Made By The Sterling Armament Company, Excellence In Adversity

This has to be the Book of the Year for small arms. The authors have provided a detailed history of the Sterling Armament Company and its most famous product, the Sterling sub-machine-gun Most Highly Recommended

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Greece and Rome at War

This comprehensive review of Greek and Roman military formations and technologies is a tour de force. The combination of clearly presented text and a very large number of commissioned full colour illustration through out the body of the book has been achieved at an incredibly low price – Most Highly Recommended

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TankCraft No.24, Panther Tanks, German Army Panzer Brigades, Western and Eastern Fronts, 1944-1945

Another excellent addition to the TankCraft series of books, aimed primarily at modellers, but applicable to an even wider readership. The Panther was developed as the answer to the Soviet T-34 and was a major advance in tank design Very Highly Recommended

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TankCraft No.25, Tiger I and Tiger II Tanks, German Army and Waffen-SS Normandy Campaign 1944

Another excellent addition to the TankCraft series of books, aimed primarily at modellers, but applicable to an even wider readership. The Tiger I and Tiger II were a major advance technically although their weight and reliability limited them in achieving their full potential Very Highly Recommended

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TankCraft No.27, Panzer III, German Army Light Tank Operation Barbarossa, 1941

Another excellent addition to the TankCraft series of books, aimed primarily at modellers, but applicable to an even wider readership. The Panzer III is described as it was deployed for Operation Barbarossa with the usual high quality images for which this series is renowned Very Highly Recommended

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Airport Spotting Guides, World Airports, The complete spotting guides to the world’s airports

 

This is a book that is written for aviation enthusiasts and plane spotters that is very valuable as a source of information for anyone who travels by air or lives near airports and flight paths. The Second Edition of a book that proved very popular in its first edition and is now updated and expanded to capture all the changes since the first edition was completed Very Highly Recommended

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I Somehow Survived, Eyewitness Accounts from World War II

This is a very original presentation, as those who were there remember how they survived. This is how a selection of Germans remember their war Highly Recommended

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The Dangers Of Automation In Airliners, Accidents Waiting To Happen

The introduction of computers and electronic systems into aircraft has been generally positive, although there are many potential risks and concern that these are not being met effectively. The author provides a provoking presentation of aviation safety in an age of automation Most Highly Recommended

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