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Posted November 23, 2006
I purchased this book and volume 2 on the hope of reading about Michael Wittman, at the time of this review I had not started the second volume. The book does have a lot of information about the Tiger Aces of the Leibstandarte and their battles / triumphs but Michael Wittman has been regulated as one of the Tiger Aces. The book does give a number of mentions of him, but if you are looking for a history solely on him you are going to be disappointed, I gave the book 3 stars for that reason only, for an overall history of the Tiger Aces the book is worth 4 stars.
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Posted August 22, 2010
I read this quite a while ago but I do still remember an number of things that lead me to this rating. First, the book was total hero worship. The objectivity one finds in most military histories was absent completely. But perhaps the greatest failure is in the editing. Almost every page had at least one typo and some pages had several. There was even a complete 2 paragraph section that was cut-and-pasted into a chapter later in the book. It was such a bad read that I returned the book. Now this was in the mid 90's and so there might have been a later edition that corrected the typos and perhaps the duplication, but I would hazard a guess that the hero worship remains.
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