This is a thin book as shown by the page count and dimensions. It contains various black and white photos and color illustrations printed on high quality glossy/semi-glossy paper, plus “table of organization” style diagrams of basic United States and British armored divisions or regiments. I haven’t had the book long enough to comment on the long-term fastness of the print or illustrations. The print quality is quite good, depending on the quality of the original photo. Most of the photos are tepid, units prepping before the invasion or basically vehicles motoring around. There are few combat photos – a wrecked German Marder for example. The illustrations are side or 3-quarter view profiles of various vehicles, all well done (I cannot comment on the accuracy of the colors used as I do not pay attention to that.) Captions contain a few bugaboos (i.e. the Centaurs on page 69 carried a 95mm howitzer not an “85mm”). The text in the book is summary style – covering the large armored units and major battles with overviews - and did not inspire me to read it in depth but does contain some interesting (to me) tidbits. There is a good deal of focus on the British troops and equipment, but that is no bother with United States getting coverage, too.
This is not a bad book; but it did not inspire me to rush out and buy the rest in the series, which I might eventually do if I find the money to spare.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Casemate; Illustrated edition (1 August 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612006078
- ISBN-13: 978-1612006079
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 24.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)