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38M Toldi Light Tank

38M Toldi Light Tank Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review September 2021 Title 38M Toldi Light Tank
Author Peter Mujzer Publisher Kagero
Published 2021 ISBN 9788366673045
Format 120 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $34.95

Review

Peter Mujzer chronicles Hungary’s most modern tank at the start of WWII in an illuminating installment in Kagero’s “Photosniper” range.

Available in North America from Casemate, The 38M Toldi Light Tank spans nine absorbing chapters over 120 picture-packed pages.

Mujzer charts the whole story, as he says, of the “backbone of the Hungarian armoured forces in the early years of the war, 1940-1941”.

Development. Derivatives. Deployment. And disposition. All in dazzling detail.

Kagero’s painstaking production sports dozens of rare photos and archival images. And nine color plates sample Toldi color schemes.

Over 25 more insets illustrate national and unit markings. And maps put coverage into geographic context.

Extended, explanatory captions also augment the effort. A five-page table recaps individual Toldi histories. And a selected bibliography nicely wraps things up.

But the translation occasionally sounds awkward. Colorized archival images simply aren’t historically honest. And what scale(s) are those plans?

Gripes aside, I enjoyed this book. Make it your handbook on Hungary’s intriguing little Toldi.

Recommended!

My sincere thanks to Casemate for this review sample!