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Battles Of Smolensk & Roslavl
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Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:25 PM UTC
Chris Evans takes a look at the Concord Publications book ''Battles Of Smolensk & Roslavl 1941 (Warrior Series 6536)''

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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:11 AM UTC
Wow, that's a brutal review, Chris, but I can't say that at $20 I wouldn't want to know the bad news. Smolensk is an iconic battle in Barbarossa and should have a kick-ass book.
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:43 PM UTC
This is how a review should be written and very useful.
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 07:49 PM UTC
Concord do photo books, nothing more nothing less, isn't expecting real historical research from them a tad unrealistic?

Mind you there is a public for that, I'll take a photobook with good, clean sharp photos and innacurate captions everytime over an authoritative history book with maps and a few small grainy pics.


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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:58 PM UTC
Hi, Christophe: It's a photo book that purports to be about specific battles. I expect a degree of specificity as a result, especially with the photos and captions. Why title it about Smolensk if you are going to include photos from France, for example? And a map doesn't seem like too much to ask, again, for a book about specific battles. The book retails for a suggested price of $18.99 for 52 pages. Perhaps if it were $5.99 I'd have been more forgiving in my review. Cheers, Chris