Tiger Battalion 507 edited by Helmut Schneider and published by Greenhill Books.

This looks like an impressive book from the outset, and after you have read it you won’t be disappointed. This book takes a look at the soldiers of the 507 Tiger Battalion, from 1943 to the end of the Second World War. The book is basically a collection of memoirs, diary entries, documents and reports about life in the battalion, mixed together with lots of photographs and pictures along the way. We hear about life on the Eastern and Western Front, many of the details and reports are fascinating even about dull parts of life, it’s still intriguing. Eventually seeing how they fared against the Americans towards the end of the war. This really feels like a warts and all book and it’s all about the actual men on the ground soldering, not a book where it is all about the top brass. This book is full of well collected together items and this variance keeps you the reader keen and wanting know about the next event, considering this isn’t a story it is gripping.

Congratulations to Helmut Schneider who has amassed a fascinating collection, which really does delve into the life and history of the battalion. This book really does feel like a comprehensive account in the battalion. Anyone into this type of fighting and heavy tanks will certainly enjoy this book, which is why that I am happy to give it an impressive 5 out of 5 stars, a great read.

By Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.