Book Review: Brittany 1944

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15 April 2019
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An Osprey Campaign series softback, this one looks at the battle for Brittany including the ports of Brest and Saint Malo, Fort Montbarey and then clearing the Crozon Peninsula.

Author: STEVEN J ZALOGA

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans 

 

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An Osprey Campaign series softback, this one looks at the battle for Brittany including the ports of Brest and Saint Malo, Fort Montbarey and then clearing the Crozon Peninsula. At the start is an analysis of the opposing commanders, armies and plans, before we get into the campaign. Each particular battle or siege is dealt with in turn, using maps of the deployments and then notable actions. There are also full colour paintings here and there, and the odd 3D style map.

 

It all hurtles along, ably illustrated with plenty of photos of the fighting and then people surrendering. The last part analyses the action and then has a brief couple of pages on the state of the battlefields today. It’s a handy, easily accessible look at an often ignored element of the battle for France after D-Day.

 

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• Osprey Publishing

• 98 pages • Softback • £14.99

 

As reviewed in The Armourer April 2019.

 

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