In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Some Remembrance Day Reading
I've started this week reading Mark Zuehlke's latest book On To Victory, covering the Canadian efforts to cross the Rhine and liberate Holland at the end of World War 2.
I've enjoyed all his other books; Operation Husky (the invasion of Sicily), Ortona, Gothic Line and Liri Valley (the Italian campaign), Holding Juno (Normandy battles) and Terrible Victory (Scheldt Estuary campaign).
He has a good grasp of the political and strategic considerations that influenced each campaign but he can also shift the focus very deftly from Churchill and Eisenhower down to the squaddies in their slit trenches. His style is immensely readable.
Tea is my drug of choice. My idea of a party is a rousingly good wargame with my friends. I finance my tea, miniature soldiers and book addiction by using chemistry to coat precision machined pieces of steel. I am also employed by the Canadian Armed Forces as a Cadet Instruction Cadre Officer.