Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Bill Paley
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A couple of weeks reading to review.

As I had been, I was reading an Osprey book each time I finished a chapter of another book, so the first book I read was Osprey Elite #34: Afrikakorps 1941 – 43. As an older Osprey book, the plates aren't particularly great. However the text is pretty good.

Next was Osprey Fortress #69: The Berlin Wall and the Intra-German Border 1961 - 89 which details the whole structure of the border defenses, not just in Berlin. Interesting read.

Then I finished Osprey Men-At-Arms #70: The US Army 1941 – 45, once again an older book in the series which discusses the uniforms and gear of various units in the US Army in a variety of environments. Of mild interest.

Next one up was Osprey New Vanguard #36: Jagdpanzer 38 'Hetzer' 1944 - 1945 which was a tank destroyer of the latter part of World War II in Europe in the German forces. This was a pretty good book.

The next book after that was Osprey Vanguard #40: US Light Tanks 1944 – 84, a discussion of lighter armored vehicles some of which were failures.

Then, Osprey Warrior #54: Confederate Cavalryman 1861 – 65 which goes into details of the life of such troops during the American Civil War. Pretty good.

Osprey Weapon #14: The M16 was the next book. I recall there being a controversy about the weapon's reliability during the Vietnam War, though now it's one of the most common assault weapons in the world.

Finally, there was Price of Duty by Dale Brown, a rather frightening techno-thriller set in Eastern Europe in what must be a bit into the future. I can only hope we make some or all of the technology depicted...

And that's the week!
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