Sunday, 5 December 2010
Rapid Fire Reading continued....yet again!
I posted a query about useful books on the 5th DCLI and 43rd Wessex Division in general over on TMP yesterday. As a result I now have a number of new leads for potentially useful book titles, a couple of which I've already snapped up for peanuts on Ebay.
Top of the list is Assault Crossing by Ken Ford, which looks like a really good source for the attack on Vernon and the crossing of the Seine. I've also put a bid in on Assault of Germany by the same author, which includes the battle of Hoven amongst other actions, and on Hill 112: Cornerstone of the Normandy Campaign by Major J.J. How, which is obviously relevant to the attack by the 5th DCLI on Cornwall Hill.
I wouldn't want to game Hill 112, to be honest, as from what I've read it was a brutal and horrific bloodbath with little to suggest it would make a decent scenario, in more than one sense. However, it's an important part of the history of the 5th DCLI, so it deserves my attention and respect. I'm always on the lookout for other books, so if you have any suggestions, I'd be really grateful.