Friday, 15 January 2010

Books, Books and More Books

One of the great things about wargaming is that it allows me to indulge my addiction for collecting and reading military history books. Most of my very extensive library is confined to the loft, as my wife refuses to allow them shelf space downstairs. I have managed to stake a claim to a couple of shelves in the living room bookcase, however, and have stocked them full of carefully selected paperbacks.

I never feel guilty about buying a book as I know that I'll read it eventually and that it will be potentially useful. So, I've expanded my reference collection with two or three new books that will help inspire my up and coming projects.

I've ordered the Osprey book on Denmark and Norway from Amazon together with a military history of the Norwegian Campaign that looked quite promising. I've also picked up a regimental history of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry via ebay and a paperback re-print of The Fighting Wessex Wyverns, which should give me a good overview of the role played by the 5th Battalion of the DCLI from Normandy through to the Reichswald.

With half term on the horizon, I should be able to get down to some serious reading, even if my wargaming takes a back seat!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jim,
    you've probably already thought of it but there's the Light Infantry museum in the barracks. I believe the DCLI where amlagamated into the LI in the 50's so they might have some useful info. Just a thought.