There was no painting of the DBA armies the last few nights but as I had some spare time, I thought I’d mention the Australian Army Campaign Series, seeing as I have a couple of issues.
The aim of this series of books is to record the Australian Army’s performance in different battles and campaigns over the history of the army. The books in the series are written and researched by prominent military historians. The books focus on leadership, command, strategy and tactics, personal experiences and so on. The objective of the series is to record information about a battle or campaign and to be able to provide that information for future generations.
Some of the battles and campaigns covered are well known, such as North Africa 1940-41 and Crete whilst others are less well known (the Battle of Bardia for example). In all cases the work adopts a reasonable neutral approach to the description of the battle whilst trying to avoid dropping into Australian jingoistic rhetoric.
I have been adding titles in the form of eBooks which suits me because if the transient nature of life at the moment – an iPad and a Kindle are much easier to carry than a bag full of books. However, in what can only be a mystery to me, The North Africa 1940-41 volume I could buy in Google PlayBooks or Kindle, but not in iPad version when all the other titles I have are in the epub format used by iPad.
Even sillier was the fact that I needed to change my address back to my Australian address to purchase the Kindle version of North Africa 1940-41 as Amazon did not have permission to sell the eBook version in Asia Pacific (by that I think they meant that they could not sell it to me in Singapore, although they will happily sell and post the hard copy version to me at my Singapore address.
This publishing protectionism is really starting to annoy me.
Anyway, I can recommend the books. You can find a lead to them at Big Sky Publishing and from their link to the physical or eBook version at your favourite bookseller.’
Otherwise, there is a magazine app in the iTunes App Store that con be used if you are within the Apple Universe.
Important: Read the comments here before accessing the magazine app in the iTunes App Store!!!