Military History Bookshelf Travelling for Insane Times

This week’s entry for Judith’s meme from Reader in the Wilderness now hosted by Katrina at Pining for the West.

This is the top shelf of the bookcase I featured on 26/7/20.

A lot of these are from Pan’s ‘British Battles’ series, spanning a chronology from The Spanish Armada to Arnhem, but also there are The Price of Glory and To Lose a Battle from Alastair Horne’s trilogy about Franco-German hostilities between 1870 and 1945. (His The Fall of Paris is on the shelf below.) Here too you’ll find Thomas Pakenham’s The Year of Liberty and Desmond Young’s Rommel.

Top Shelf History Books

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  1. Judith

    Just wondering when you first read Desmond Young’s book about Rommel. I know it was a bestseller in the UK. Do you have any other favorites among this shelf?
    Best wishes,

  2. jackdeighton

    I bought it decades ago but only read it in 2012. I reviewed it on my blog at
    The film with James Mason as Rommel (The Desert Fox) seems to be pretty closely based on this book.
    The ones I mentioned are pretty much my favourites.

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