The Waving Flag: Recent Books - Alamein

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Recent Books - Alamein

Here's the latest additions to my library:

Unusually for me these were purchased new and were read one after the other in very short order.  There was a distinct possibility of "desert overdose" but I found both good reads.  Here are my one sentence reviews:
  • "Alamein: War Without Hate" offers an engrossing "journalistic narrative" to the whole desert campaign with clear, descriptive maps which I read at real pace.  9/10
  • "Pendulum Of War: Three Battles at El Alamein " is a tactically detailed account covering just the battles around El Alamein which is very readable and pacey but it occasionally gets bogged down in the complexities of the campaign and sometimes the maps don't really help. 8/10
I'll be keeping these as they will both be re-read at some point in the future.

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