Among the events that contributed to my early initiation to tank warfare, one came about when I was around 12, about 35 years ago. It took the form of endless rows of T-54s seen in some armament magazine, combined with worrying statistics about the Warsaw Pact’s numerical tank superiority. So when I spotted a new book on the T-54 from well-known authors Stephen L. Sewell and Jim Kinnear (and published by Osprey), I promptly ordered it, partly based on that recollection of my Red Dawn-influenced Cold War’s childhood, but mostly because, well, the T-54 is iconic and a cool modeling subject. Oh, and a reasonable price helped, too!
I’ve recently reviewed Ampersand latest Allied-Axis offering on Track-Link.
Again, a great reference. This time the biggest part of the book deals with a little-known WWII theater: Finland. A great many excellent-quality pictures of German armor deployed in that remote region. Highly recommended.
My God, time flies! I’ve been particularly busy lately and clearly failed at keeping the right pace for TOM, but I have numerous ideas of subjects I want to tackle here, including the movie FURY which I’ve seen two weeks ago so let’s try to rectify this.
To get things going smoothly, I want to present yet another interesting Flickr account. This time it’s from a hobbyist photographer and military history enthusiast who went through many military museums across Europe and photographed many great pieces.