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Osprey's "Walcheren 1944"
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2011 - 05:18 AM UTC
Randy Harvey reviews Osprey Publishing's "Walcheren 1944 – Storming Hitler’s Island Fortress" by Richard Brooks, illustrated by Graham Turner.

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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 01:48 AM UTC
This was a very interesting campaign and one that I intend to do justice to in scale some day.

Not only was it conducted mainly by the Canadians, but it provides an opportunity to build many of the amphibious vehicles that you'd normally associate with the war in the Pacific!

I'll be looking forward to picking this one up at my LHS.

Thanks for the detailed review.
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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 03:18 AM UTC
Always great to see a new book about campaigns in Holland towards the end of WWII. While Market Garden is obviously the best-known one, the Walcheren campaign was an important one as well, especially from a logistical point of veiw! Judging from the sample pictures, this book should provide inspiration for some interesting diorama opportunities.

Definitely a must-have for me!
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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 05:12 AM UTC
Hi Randy,

Thanks for the review. I have the book D Day Commando by Ken Ford covering 48 RM Commando and chapter 6 covers their part in it. This would make a nice suplimentary overview of the operation, lots of dio possibilities with this operation.


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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 11:38 PM UTC
Mmmm - must read that one, particularly as it covers a very important but little covered operation which definitely contributed to the war'sprogress, if not reducing its length. No doubt there are also some very good diorama oportunities, but given that the majority of the troops concerned are Commonwealth, finding figures might be a tad difficult.


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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 05:52 AM UTC
Thank you everyone for your replies. As I always try to state, I do appreciate any and all feedback It always helps me to write better reviews.

Thank you again,