The Sinews of War

By Major A D Bolland

This is a surprising booklet ! Only 98 pages thin, but what an extraordinary account. It is the divisional ‘report’ of the logistics for the 53rd Welsh Division, on their quest to reach and defeat Germany¬† back in 1944-45. They landed in Normandy and wound up all the way north in Hamburg.

The nice thing about this book is that it is essentially a report written back in 1946, detailing the logistics support and other activities of the unit in great detail. One often doesn’t realise how many people work ‘behind the scenes’ to keep an army fighting, and this report is a welcome tribute to that work and those people and a great source for data.

The sketches illustrating the booklet are very nice too and adding to the sense of reality. Also a great asset are all the map drawings and tables, and of course the interesting photos provided.

Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9781473868564
Published: 6th September 2017

At less than 10 British Pounds a great buy, available here !

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