The author has an impressive list of titles that deal with important periods in US history. This book provides a study of one of the key stages of US expansion in North America. Strongly Recommended.
There has been little published about Operation Epsom as a detailed review of this vital stage of the Liberation of Europe. The author has provided an insightful account with a mass of illustration in the form of maps and photographs. Outstanding. Highly Recommended.
The Battle of France depended on surprise attack by large mechanized and armoured forces. This depended on attack through Belgium, and that depended on overwhelming the Belgian forts guarding key river crossings. The authors have produced an enthralling account of how German Special Forces fought to take and hold the key river crossings to allow the main German Army to swarm into France. Very Highly Recommended. http://reviews.firetrench.com http://adn.firetrench.com http://bgn.firetrench.com http://nthn.firetrench.com
The Allied efforts to eject German troops from the Eastern Mediterranean after the surrender of the Italians has not received much coverage and this book a timely correction. The author has provided an incisive account of the actions . Highly Recommended.
Even today, much commercial cargo still travels by water. The building of canals was vital to opening up access to trade and industry. The author has provided a comprehensive review from 2,500BC to modern times of the development of canals. Very Highly Recommended.
The Victoria Cross was introduced as an award to recognize truly exceptional courage by officers and men in the face of the enemy. It has becoming an award that is recognised around the world. It is awarded carefully and for so many to be awarded in such a short period is an indication of the ferocity of the fighting on the Western Front. The author has very carefully researched the stories behind the awards in what must be the definitive account of these Victoria Cross recipients. Highly Recommended.
The Battle of the River Plate was an important propaganda coup for Great Britain and the Commonwealth. As such, there was inevitably some development of myth. The author has produced a very readable review of the action that reassesses the event. Highly recommended.
The Washington Treaty attempted much but delivered poorly. However, it introduced some very creative ways of designing and building warships to maximise permitted tonnage. The author has produced a comprehensive review of the Washington Treaty's impact on naval fleet development between the two World Wars. Most highly recommended.