Saturday, 9 March 2013

A Truly Masterful Piece of Military Historical Writing

Jackboot by John Laffin

As relevant today as it was when first published in 1965. This book takes a look at the German soldier and the German army through out history. The author has a great writing stroy that makes this book a joy to read. The book paints of vivid picture of both soliders and officers from the Prussian armies through to the end of World War II. In my opinion this is an important book as it takes us through a journey with many stops along the way. It looks at the very nature of war and what war means and does to those who fight it. He does this with out glorifying it but in a subjective and informative manner. Also he gives us a true sense of of the much maligned German Soldier and debunks the image left by Hitler's thugs.

5 Stars and 2 Big Thumbs Up

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