Welcome to The Amphibious Warfare blog, the place for you who can't decide whether you prefer mud to salty seas or vice versa. Here you'll find books, films, model kits and a few other things that are related to the world of amphibious warfare, many times from a modellers point of view. Do not hesitate to comment or give me a hint if you miss something here. Please do not expect this blog to get updated every day.
A Book; Tank Warfare on Iwo Jima
Tank Warfare on Iwo Jima, David E Harper, Squadron Signal, 2008
96 fact packed pages of colour side views, photos and text helps the model builder to recreate one of the most famous tanks ever, the M4 Sherman, from one of the most famous battlegrounds ever, the one on Iwo Jima in 1945. If you have seen the films Flags of our fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima you know a bit what the fighting was like but can never fully comprehend what the soldiers went through. The photos of war weary tankers, blown up Shermans and the conditions of the fighting are mildly said sobering. If you like the Sherman this book is a must. Lots of colour and markings, not just Olive Drab and white stars like in the ETO.