Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Hitler's Armies on sale at The Works

During a recent visit to the branch of THE WORKS in Chatham, I spotted a hardback copy of HITLERS ARMIES: A HISTORY OF THE GERMAN WAR MACHINE 1939-45 on sale for just £10.00 ... a discount of £20.00!


The book is a compilation of elements from some of the myriad of Osprey Publishing that deal with the history of the German Army with a text written by Chris McNab. As such it is better than many similar publications, and as one would expect from this publisher, the illustrations are excellent.

The book is divided into several chapters:
  • Introduction
  • Blitzkrieg: Hitler's War Machine Unleashed
  • Desert Warfare: Rommel's Afrika Korps
  • The Surprise Assault: Operation Barbarossa and the war in the East 1941-43
  • The Tide Turns: War on the Western Front 1944
  • The Final Defeats: Retreat to the Fatherland 1944-45
  • Conclusion
The book is 424 pages long and contains 250 black and white photographs as well as numerous colour drawings.

HITLERS ARMIES: A HISTORY OF THE GERMAN WAR MACHINE 1939-45 was edited by Chris McNab and published in 2011 by Osprey Publishing (ISBN 978 1 47281 533 0). The edition on sale in THE WORKS was published in 2015.

4 comments:

  1. Popped into the works today- saw the book for sale. Just wondered if it had anything to add given there are quite a few books on my shelves already on the German army in WW2.

    For the record I didn't leave empty handed - I bought a book on Dunkirk by Julian Thompson.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Pete.,

      I found the book worth £10.00 ... but I wouldn't have paid £30.00.

      It sounded as if you got a bargain. I will look out for that book the next time I visit our local branch.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. The Works has moved to a bigger shop in town so the history section is quite large at the moment. Good for their sales and my book shelves.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

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    3. Pete.,

      The nearest branch to us is in Woolwich ... but the stock carried by the Dartford branch seems to be better from my point of view (more recorded books, better craft supplies, bigger range of military books).

      All the best,

      Bob

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