Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Eisenhower’s Guerrillas - Benjamin Jones

This review was published in Soldier Magazine.

Title: Eisenhower’s Guerrillas
Author: Benjamin Jones
ISBN: 978-0-19-994208-4
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2016
Hardcover
Pages: 384
Photos/Maps: 19/5


This is a fascinating book on the nature of the asymmetric warfare undertaken in the months and years leading up to the invasion of mainland Europe by Allied forces. It highlights clearly the challenges surrounding this form of operation including: the effects of multiple organizations with different goals trying to operate in the same region (the politics of resistance), the significant obstacles to logistically supporting these personnel and the subsequent impact on their efficacy and the effectiveness of the Germans at countering the Allied efforts (and how it changed as the war progressed). Worth a read.

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