Tanks of Hitler’s Eastern Allies 1941–45 Book Review
|Date of Review||June 2013||Title||Tanks of Hitler’s Eastern Allies 1941–45|
|Author||Steven J. Zaloga||Publisher||Osprey Publishing|
|Format||48 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$17.95|
The matchless Steven J. Zaloga returns with a superb study of WWII Eastern Front Axis armor.
Tanks of Hitler's Eastern Allies 1941–45 – one tick shy of "bicentennial" status in Osprey's acclaimed "New Vanguard" series – tells the titanic tale from the perspective of Nazi Germany's co-belligerents.
And what a superb story it is. After a brief introduction, coverage recaps the operational histories of Romanian, Hungarian, Italian, Russian Liberation Army (ROA), Finnish, Croatian, Bulgarian and Slovak armored forces.
Photos, extended captions and color plates flavor this enormously entertaining effort. That Hungarian M3 Stuart nearly gave me whiplash! And the whole, indexed account ends with Zaloga's typically helpful "further reading" notes.
I loved Osprey's brilliant little book. Make it your introduction to this spellbinding subject.
My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!