Images of War – Air War Over North Africa USAAF Ascendant written by David Mitchelhill-Green and published by Pen and Sword Books.
Now as most of you know from reading my previous reviews that I am a big fan of the ‘Images of War’ series, not only because it’s a book about planes or tanks solely, and this is my answer it’s about all the stuff that goes on around them in the photographs. It’s just a book about planes, its about the aircrew, the service crew, their kit and equipment, their locations and he people they encounter. It’s about the life that revolves around the plane, tank or whatever in the numerous photos of which there can be many, but put this together with them being high quality photos is why this series is so good.
The Air War over North Africa is no different, in fact it’s a slightly larger book than normal. The book is split up into chapters that look at the different sized aircraft involved along with their support crew, from the small and nimble single seater’s to the heavy duty bombers. From the P-38 Lighting to the B-17 Flying Fortress, and discover how the Americans involved had to learn to deal with a whole different terrain and weather system than they were used to. This is another excellent addition to the series and with all of these they are all reasonably priced around the £15 mark. A very good 4.5 out of 5 for this particular book.