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Collectable Books On the Shelf

Desmond Young’s 1950 biography on Rommel has been described as a book written by the “trade union of generals”, but it’s still worth a read

One major difference between recent books about World War Two and those written in its immediate aftermath is their writers' sources. Recent books rely on an overview of documents, books and interviews with veterans by people who may not have been involved in the described events. In many cases, books written in the immediate post-war period were written by senior officers who were much older and had direct experience of their subjects. This gives the two generations of books an entirely different perspective.

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