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PeKo- WWII VEHICLES: Through the Lens by Tom Cockle

ISBN Number: 978-615-6602-21-3 Publisher: PeKo Publishing Kft.
Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 Retail Price: $41.95 USD
Reviewed By: GLEN MARTIN

WWII VEHICLES:  Through the Lens

by Tom Cockle

Tom Cockle has put out another book in the "WWII: Through the Lens" series, continuing what was started with the first two volumes of black and white photos showing a number of vehicles.  This volume is bound like the others, in a hard binder that measures 11.7" X 8.3".  It consists of 124 pages and over 120 black and white photos which have been previously seen before, but brought together in this volume.  The volume is in English which makes for great reading!

The index is laid out very simplistic with the bulk of the pages going towards displaying the photos.  The photos themselves are often very large on the entire page surface so it makes seeing details in the photos really easy.

Review Conclusions:

This is a good book to have for your library.  The book covers six different vehicle types and the photos are pretty good.  Although the photos are in black and white only, you are still left with a sense of the colors that were present in those photos.  The text is in all English which is a great thing to say for it makes trying to decipher any other language not necessary.  The photos of the vehicles weighted down with stowage were nice to see.  There was one Panzer III, Ausf E photo that I just had to include in these photos which I did which had all sorts of items being strapped down to it.  That was really cool to see.  A motorbike on the fender?   That was really awesome to see.  A lot of these photos within this book show battle damage in the field under war time conditions.  Missing road wheels, missing tracks, entire fighting compartments are blown to bits.  There was one photo that showed a dead, wrapped up crew member on the front of the vehicle, while a crew member was bandaged, possibly injured by whatever killed his crewmate.  I chose not to include that for this review display but it's there.  Even thought the photos are black and white, they are very clear, obviously taken with high precision German camera equipment at the time. 

I find this book to be Highly Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders.  It's a great book to have in your reference library.

Thanks goes out to Casemate Publishing for this book that has been reviewed.

Reviewed by GLEN MARTIN


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