By Rob Morgan
The Royal Armouries books and booklets are always sumptuously produced and a joy to read and own, but they can be expensive. News that they are to issue several of their publications electronically and at a very reasonable price is good news, as soon as we’re all out of this little difficulty, that is.
For only £4 each, there are three valuable wartime c.1940 booklets to become available:
- House to House Fighting
- The Defence of Houses
- The Art of Prowling
All would seem to be of interest to anyone with a mind to wargame the possibilities of Operation Sealion, or maybe “The Eagle Has Landed.” The author was Colonel Wade MC, a Home Guard officer, who is described as the author of “The Defence of Bloodford Village,” of which I’d never heard, but I assume is a book on tactics and weaponry of the time.
I’ll look into the Colonel’s writings a little further, I think it may prove interesting.