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Old 5th July 2012, 19:51
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Mediterranean Air War by Chris Shores

I offer my congratulations to the author and co-authors.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mediterranea...1510475&sr=1-1




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Old 5th July 2012, 19:56
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I pre-ordered my copy there a few days ago and I have just received an email that 'your order has dispatched'.
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Old 6th July 2012, 10:32
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Re: Mediterranean Air War by Chris Shores

It's a very good book, and will be the standard reference for many years to come.

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Old 7th July 2012, 02:11
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Re: Mediterranean Air War by Chris Shores

Hooray ! I just received my copy today!
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Old 7th July 2012, 02:34
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Re: Mediterranean Air War by Chris Shores

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It's a very good book, and will be the standard reference for many years to come.

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That's always been the case for Shores' books though, isn't it, Andreas? He & His co-authors always turn out a first rate product.
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Old 7th July 2012, 07:56
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Re: Mediterranean Air War by Chris Shores

Indeed, no surprises there, but it bears repeating.

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Old 9th July 2012, 13:48
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Re: Mediterranean Air War by Chris Shores

First impressions of the content anybody?
Is the way of writing same as the 2TAF books?
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Old 9th July 2012, 18:32
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Re: Mediterranean Air War by Chris Shores

The book seems like a good buy so far. It is presented in Shores’ usual daily diary format with an attractive layout including tables of claims and losses which are not as detailed as the 2TAF books. There are far more photos than is usual for Grub St often reproduced in fairly large sizes and integrated with the text, photos which were good quality originals seem to have come out quite well. Quite a few photos are new to me (including a new photo of 3RAAF Gauntlets) and there seems to be much more of a balance with photos of Allied types and Axis types with a lot of Italian material. There is perhaps not such a good balance within the Allied photos I have seen only one or two SAAF photos so far. As usual with Chris Shores the book seems to have an excellent index. I’ve got the MMP books “Desert Prelude” Vols 1 & 2 and I have done a bit of comparison which shows that there seems to be more daily detail in the Desert Prelude books (but no tables) and probably more strategic context in the Shores book.


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Re: Mediterranean Air War by Chris Shores

Any pilot reports & other personal accounts?
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Re: Mediterranean Air War by Chris Shores

Yes.

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