World Watchers Book Review
|Date of Review||October 2020||Title||World Watchers|
|Author||Angelo Romano||Publisher||Ginter Books|
|Format||308 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$89.95|
Angelo Romano continues Ginter Books’ “Squadron Histories” with a copiously illustrated, 308-page chronicle of “Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)” – no. 305 in the growing range.
Available in both soft- and hard-cover editions, World Watchers chronologically charts the US Navy formations from their earliest WWII “Black Cat” operations through Cold War and anti-terror service to today.
Lots and lots of eye candy here. Several hundred images – mostly color – season the study. Photos. Profiles. Unit badges. Tech-manual excerpts. Personnel. You name it.
Remember the 2001 collision of a VQ-1 EP-3E and a Chinese F-8 II fighter over the South China Sea? Romano thoroughly recounts both incident and aftermath over three picture-packed pages.
A glossary, extended captions, and tables also accompany the account.
Seeking a colorful US Navy “theme” build? Look no further than this amazingly informative, lavishly illustrated effort for inspiration.
Ginter Books certainly set a world standard for “Squadron Histories”. Grab Romano’s pithy product – and see for yourself.
With thanks to Ginter Books!