Reviews

  • "A marvellously readable book"

    Gary Sheffield, BBC History Magazine – Books of the Year 2015
  • "Impeccably researched and superbly written . . . Holland’s fascinating saga offers a mixture of captivating new research and well-considered revisionism. The next two volumes should be unmissable."

    Alexander Larman, Observer
  • "Holland’s history is a work of revisionism with a vengeance. Through his emphasis on logistical support and technology, he continually demolishes cherished myths about the war . . . This is a magnificent, authoritative contribution to the study of the Second World War."

    Leo McKinstry, Literary Review
  • "This brilliant, lucid and intimate history is a game-changer, the Second World War will never seem the same again. If you think you know the real history of the Second World War this book will astonish you: it renders other popular histories redundant"

    Professor David Edgerton, King's College, London
  • "The most refreshing and engaging book about the Second World War that I have read in a long time. The absorbing narrative is laced with a passion and enthusiasm and stands head and shoulders above the current crop of titles in the genre"

    Soldier Magazine