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Pen & Sword: The Destruction at Stalingrad
CMOT
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 12:22 PM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at a recent release from Pen and Sword titled and covering ''The Destruction of 6th Army at Stalingrad''.

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jfeenstra
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:50 AM UTC
Ian Baxter is one of the least knowledgable writers of military books and I refuse to buy his books since they are usually full of errors.

Even in your photos I picked up an error - on page 134, the gun in the "opposite above" photo is not a Pak40 - it's a Pak 97/38.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 02:53 AM UTC
Have to agree with you Jon every one of these book I have is chock full of errors and calling any one of them reference material is just so wrong. Lots of very bad information.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 11:37 AM UTC
Sorry peeps I am a huge fan of this book series and as a modeller I think they are excellent period photographic reference.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 05:55 PM UTC

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Sorry peeps I am a huge fan of this book series and as a modeller I think they are excellent period photographic reference.



I agree that this series is great for what you pay, but specific books depend on the author as to whether they are well researched and written or not. Ian Baxter and Anthony Tucker-Jones are two of the worst, whereas Rob Griffin, Philip Jowett and David Doyle are some of the good ones. If youíre going to write a book, at least be knowledgeable of the subject matter and put some effort in to it. Making simple errors like the one I mentioned in my first post is unacceptable, when a 5 min search on the internet will turn up the answer.

Maybe Iím bias since Iím an author as well and I know the effort I put in to try and minimize errors, especially simple ones like that.