Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Some Remembrance Day Reading
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.