A Strange Campaign now out

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Russell Phillips
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A Strange Campaign now out

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My next book, about the battle for Madagascar in WWII, is now available. It covers the entire campaign, from the initial landings to the final Vichy surrender.

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It's included in two bundles on Wargame Vault, each with a saving of about 25% off compared to buying the titles separately. One is the ebook plus army lists, the other is the ebook plus the audiobook.
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Got my large print copy today through my local bookshop.
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As a tree hugging yet paper loving book reader, I forgot to say that the physical book has very good if not excellent production quality and feel.
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PS yes Grant, I am a saddo taking my books to bed to hug... and read...
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CarlL wrote: 08 May 2021, 17:30 As a tree hugging yet paper loving book reader, I forgot to say that the physical book has very good if not excellent production quality and feel.
Good, I'm glad you're pleased with it. I was particularly pleased with the maps.

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My copy arrived safely in Spain via Amazon yesterday :D
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My copies not due until 18/19th May via Amazon.......bugger.
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Since some of you have ordered copies, please check the interior, especially if you bought the hardback. I've had reports of mis-printed copies in the wild :oops: :x

The mis-printed ones have "USER922240" instead of my name on the title page. You should be able to return them, but email me if you can't.
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Amazon have moved back the delivery date.........'sulk'...... :oops:
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Re: A Strange Campaign now out - reviewed

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Ordered a hard copy from Amazon when I saw the notice of availability here on SOTCW. Received the book within a few days and have already read it.

The typeface and spacing make for comfortable reading and the printing was good quality. Easy to read and gives a clear and concise description of the combat actions along with many influencing factors. The unit listings at the back of the book clearly spell-out participants and their general organization. The maps are straightforward and helpful. Another map, to detail actions aimed at securing the "rest of the island", would also have been helpful. The photos in the book are so small they don't add value to the narrative so could have been left out with no ill effect. Suggest that given the price-to-content ratio, many readers may want to opt for a softcover version.

All-in-all a good read focusing on a campaign about which I knew almost nothing.
Thank You Russell.

Bill
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CarlL wrote: 08 May 2021, 17:30
PS yes Grant, I am a saddo taking my books to bed to hug... and read...
Does Maggy know about your nocturnal 'under cover' practices?? :lol: :lol:

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