Monday, 26 July 2010

My WWII Book List

After Napoleonics i'm probably going to do a WWII project. This will be very specific in time and place - Operation Crusader, Western Desert, 1941. My book list, which was once larger and more comprehensive, has dwindled to this:

Panzer Army Africa - James Lucas.
Crusader - Richard Humble.
[Operation Crusader.]
Sidi Rezeg Battles 1941 - Agar-Hamilton and Turner. [The defining history of Crusader and one of the best books I've ever bought - take out a bank loan and buy it!]
The Crucible of War 2 Auchinleck's Command - Barrie Pitt.
8th Army in the Desert - John Sanders.
[The Airfix book.]
Afrika Korps - K. J. Macksey. [Purnell's book.]
Heinz Werner Schmidt with Rommel in the Desert. [Biog. of an aide de camp.]
Africa Trilogy - Alan Moorehead.
The Desert War - Alan Moorehead.
Brazen Chariots - Robert Crisp. (Memoir of Crusader by a Captain of 4th Armoured Brigade (Honeys).
The Desert Generals - Correlli Barnet.
Iron Hulls Iron Hearts - Ian W. walker (Italian armoured divisions in N. Africa)
Army Uniforms of WWII - Blandford books.
Tanks and other AFV of the Blitzkrieg Era 1939 - 41 - Blandford books.
Tanks and other AFV 1942 - 1945 - Blandford books.
The Longest Day - Cornelius Ryan.
Overlord - Max Hastings.
[An old favourite.]
German Army Uniforms and Insignia 1939 - 1945 - Brian L. Davis. [Hmmm]
Storming Eagles - James Lucas
The Armed Forces of WWII - Andrew Mollo.
[Possibly the best uniform plates ever.]
Panzer Division - K. Macksey. [Purnell's.]
Tank Force - K. Macksey. [Purnell's.]
T34 Russian Armour - D. Orgill. [Purnell's.]

Pamphlets and Ospreys, etc.

Royal Armoured Corps Weapon Training, Pamphlet 34, Fire Tactics. [Official training pamphlet for troop commanders, published 1940.]
Rommels Desert Army - Osprey.
British Tanks in N. Africa 1940 - 42 - Osprey.
The German Army 1939 - 45 vol 2. - Osprey.
[Inc. N. Africa.]
Gazala 1942 - Osprey.
Rommels Afrika Korps - Osprey.
[OOB series.]
Desert Rats - Osprey. [OOB series.]
WWII Desrt Tactics - Osprey.
Operation Cruader - Osprey.
Afrika Korps Soldier 1941 - 43 - Osprey.
Pzkpfw IV medium Tank 1936 - 45 - Osprey.
Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939 - 45 - Osprey.
Pzkpfw III Medium Tank 1936 - 44 - Osprey.
Matilda Infantry Tank 1938 - 45 - Osprey.
Tank and AFV Crew Uniforms Since 1916 - Martin Windrow.
Crusader. The Relief of Tobruk - John Sanders.
Rommel's Tanks - Tank Power Vol. LXV.
[Very nice photos and plates.]
Axis Forces in North Africa - Claudio Antonucci. [Very photos and plates.]
Tanks at War 1939 - 1945. [Purnell's. 'Special edition'.]

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