Chris Kemp’s Not Quite Mechanised

Biobliography WWI

Hart, P. (2018) The Last Battle, Endgame on the Western Front, 1918. London: Profile Books. (ISBN 978178254820)

Biobliography WWII Eastern Front 

Beevor, A. (1998) Stalingrad. London :  Viking. (ISBN 0-670-87095-1)

Beevor, A. (2002) Berlin, the Downfall, 1945. London :  Viking. (ISBN0-670-88695-5)

Boyd, A. (1977) The Soviet Air Force Since 1918. MacDonald & Jane’s 1977. (ISBN 356-08288-1)

Degtev, D. and Zubov, D. (2021) Air Battle for Moscow, 1941-1942. Barnsley : Pen & Sword Books . (ISBN 1526774461)

Degtev, D. and Zubov, D. (2021) Hitler’s Strategic Bombing Offensive on the Eastern Front, Blitz over the Volga, 1943. Barnsley : Pen & Sword Books . (ISBN 1526789892)

Glantz, D.M. (1998) Kharkov 1942. Anatomy of a Military Disaster Through Soviet Eyes.  Shepperton : Ian Allen Publishing. (ISBN 0-7110-2562-2)

Kershaw, R.J. Lt Col, (1987) Lessons to be Derived from the Wehrmacht’s Experience in the East 1943-45.  London : RUSI 132 (3). (ISBN 0307-1847)

Kirchubel, R. (2013) Operation Barbarossa, The German Invasion of Soviet Russia. Oxford :  Osprey Publishing. (ISBN 978 1 78200 408 0)

Overy, R. (1998) Russia’s War. London :  Penguin Press. (ISBN 0-713-99223-9)

Plevier, T. (1953) Moscow.  Mayflower. (ISBN 583-12546-8)

Sager, G. (1971) The Forgotten Soldier. London: Penguin Group. (ISBN 0-7221-7586-8)

Stolfi, R.H.S. (1991) Hitler’s Panzers East, World War II Reinterpreted. Stroud : Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. (ISBN 0-7509-0185-3)

Tucker-Jones, A. (2016) The Battle for the Crimea 1941-1944. Barnsley :  Pen & Sword Books. (ISBN 1473867304)

Ungvary, K. (2003) Battle for Budapest, 100 Days in World War II. London: I.B. Taurus & Co. Ltd. (ISBN 1-86064-727-8)

Ziemke, E.F.  (1968) Stalingrad to Berlin.  Office of the Chief of Military History. (stock no 008-029-00005-9)

Ziemke, E.F. and Bauer, M. E. (1985) Moscow to Stalingrad. Military Heritage Press. (ISBN 0-88029-294-6)

Zaloga, S.J. and J. Grandsen, J. (1984) Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War Two. Arms and Armour Press. (ISBN 0-85368-606-8)

Zaloga, S.J. and Ness, L.S. (1998) Red Army Handbook 1939-1945. Stroud : Sutton Publishing Ltd. (ISBN 0-7509-1740-7)

Biobliography WWII European Theatre 

Ambrose, S.E. (2014) D-Day. London: Simon & Schuster. (ISBN 9781471136665)

Belfield, E. and Essame, H. (1965) The Battle for Normandy. London: Pan Books Ltd. (ISBN 0-330-30034-2)

Hastings, M. (2004) Armageddon, The Battle for Germany 1944-45 London: Pan Books Ltd. (ISBN 0-330-49062-1)

Holland, J. (2015) The War in the West, Germany Ascendant 1939-1941. London: Bantam Press. (ISBN 9780593071656)

Holland, J. (2017) The War in the West, Volume 2, The Allies fight back 1941-1943. London: Bantam Press. (ISBN 9780593071670)

Horrocks, B., Belafield, E. and Essame, H. (1977) Corps Commander. London: Magnum Books. (ISBN 0-417-02630-7)

Macksey, K. (2001) Invasion, The German Invasion of England July 1940. GB: Wren’s Park Publishing. (ISBN  0-905778-79-0)

Biobliography WWII Mediterranean Theatre 

Carver, M. (1964) Tobruk. London: Pan Books Ltd. (ISBN 0-330-23376-9)

Harpur, B. (1980) The Impossible Victory, A Personal Account of the Battle for the River Po. London: Coronet Books (ISBN 0-340-42968-2)

Lucas Phillips, C.E. (1965) Alamein. Abridged and Revised ed. London: Pan Books. (ISBN 0-330-30011-3)

Ministry of Information (1945) The Abyssinian Campaigns , The Official Story of the conquest of Italian East Africa. London: His Majesty’s Stationary Office. (No ISBN)

Ministry of Information (1945) R.A.F. Middle East, The Official Story of Air Operations. Feb. 1942-Jan. 1943. London: His Majesty’s Stationary Office. (No ISBN)

Neillands, R. (1991) The Desert Rats, 7th Armoured Division 1940-1945. London: Orion. (ISBN 0-75280-298-4)

Peniakoff, V. (1950) Popski’s Private Army. London: The Reprint Society. (No ISBN)

Quarrie, B. (1980) Panzers in the Desert, A selection of German Wartime Photographs from the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz. Cambridge: Patrick Stevens Ltd. (ISBN 0-85059-315-8)

Ranfurly, Countess of. (1994) To War With Whitaker, The Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly 1939-45.  London: Mandarin Paperbacks. (ISBN 0-7493-1954-2)

Walker, Ian W. (2003) Iron Hulls Iron Hearts. Marlborough: The Crowood Press Ltd. (ISBN 1-86126-646-4)

Young, D. (1950) Rommel, The Desert Fox. London: Collins Fontana Books. (No ISBN)

Biobliography WWII Far East and Pacific Theatre 

Allen, L. (2000) Burma, The Longest War 1941-1945. Phoenix Press. (ISBN 1-84212-260-6)

Holland, J. (2016) Burma ’44, The Battle that turned Britain’s War in the East. London :  Transworld Publishers. (ISBN 978-0-593-07586-9)

Lindsay, O. (1978) The Lasting Honour, The Fall of Hong Kong 1941. London: Sphere Books Ltd. (ISBN )

Biobliography WWII General – includes Equipment Monographs

 van Crefeld, M. (1977) Supplying War. Cambridge University Press. (ISBN 0-521-21730-X)

Davis, B. L. (1973) German Army Uniforms and Insignia 1933-1945. Arms and Armour Press 1973. (SBN 85368-068-X)

Dixon, N.F. (1976) On the Psychology of Military Incompetence. London: Futura Publications. (ISBN 0-7088-1482-4)

Doyle, D. (2019) M7 Priest HMC. Barnsley :  Pen& Sword Books. (ISBN )

Ellis, J. (1993) The World War II Databook. Book Club Associates. (ISBN ?)

Gunston, B. (1978) Combat Aircraft of World War II. Salamander Books Ltd. (ISBN 0-86101-017-5)

Keegan, J. (1995)  The Battle for History, Re-fighting World War Two. London: Hutchinson (ISBN 0-09-179229-0)

Keegan, J. (ed.) (1989)  The Times Atlas of the Second World War. Times Books Ltd. (ISBN 0-7230-0317-3)

Mitcham, S.W. (1985) Hitler’s Legions – German Army Order of Battle World War II. London :  Leo Cooper. (ISBN 0-436-28200-3)

Mollo, A. and McGregor, M. (1973) Army Uniforms of World War 2. Blandford Press. (ISBN 0-7137-0644-9) Or the updated Silverdale Books impression (2001) (ISBN 1-85605-603-1)

Nafziger, G.F. (2000) The German Order Of Battle – Infantry in World War II. London :  Greenhill Books. (ISBN 1-85367-393-5)

Oliver, D. (2019) Panzer III, German Army Light Tank, Operation Barbarossa, 1941. Barnsley :  Pen& Sword Books. (ISBN 1526771713)

Oliver, D. (2019) StuG III & IV, German Army, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe, Western Front, 1943. Barnsley :  Pen& Sword Books. (ISBN 1526755866)

Oliver, D. (2020) Hetzer, Jagdpanzer 38 Tank Destroyer German Army and Waffen-SS, Western Front, 1944-1945. Barnsley :  Pen& Sword Books. (ISBN 1526791188)

Tucker-Jones, A. (2018) The Desert Air War 1940-1943. Barnsley :  Pen & Sword Books. (ISBN 1526711087)

Weinberg, G.L. () A World at Arms, a Global Historty of WWII. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

White, B. T. (1972) Tanks and other Fighting Vehicles of World War II. Peerage Books. (ISBN 0-90-7408-35-4)

Biobliography Pre to Post-WWII China and Far East 

Bonds, R. Ed. (1979) The Chinese War Machine: A Technical Analysis of the Strategy and Weapons of the People’s Republic of China . Salamander Books Ltd. (ISBN 0-86101-041-8)

Fisher, K. (2003)  Gunboats on Chinese Rivers: Wargames Illustrated. 190 (July 2003). (ISSN 0957-6444)

Young, J.R. (1987) The Dragons Teeth: Inside China’s Armed Forces. Century Hutchinson Ltd. (ISBN 0-09-170680-7)

Falklands War 1982

Bramley, V. (1994) Two Sides of Hell. London: Bloomsbury (ISBN 97807518165)47

Cardoso,  Kirschbaum, and van de Kooy. (1983) Falklands, The secret Plot. East Molesly: )Preston Editions. (ISBN 187061500)

Clapp, M. and Southby-Tailyor, E. (1996) Amphibious Assault Falklands. London: Leo Cooper. (ISBN 0850524202)

Freedman, L. and Gamba-Stonehouse, V. (1990) Signals of War, The Falklands Conflict 1982. London: Faber and Faber Ltd.  (ISBN 0571141447)

Godden, J., (Ed). (1983) Harrier, Ski Jump to Victory. Oxford: Brassey’s Defence Publishers. (ISBN 0080311660)

Hastings, M. and Jenkins, S. (1983) The Battle for the Falklands. London: Book Club Associates. (No displayed ISBN)

Shields, J. (2021) Air power in the Falklands Conflict. London: Air World. (ISBN 1399007521)

Thompson, J. (1985) No Picnic, 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic 1982. London: Guild Publishing. (No displayed ISBN)

Ward, N.D. (1992) Sea Harrier over the Falklands. London: Cassel. (ISBN 0304355429)

Way, P., (Ed). (1984) The Falklands, The Aftermath. Marshall Cavendish. (No displayed ISBN)

3 responses to “Bibliography

  1. Dave Carter

    Hi, Chris,
    In your reference links at the bottom of the sidebar, Dr. Niehorster’s website is now at
    The Soviet armoured trains pictures are now at and the maps link from the same site is at

    The Russian armoured trains link (3rd from bottom) is also broken but the new site for ( only seems to have the index page (I can’t find any links). No luck on the Wayback Machine either. (The TOAW Design Group’s forums-not articles-seem to be at


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    • Dear Dave,

      Thanks for the update on the links, it is much appreciated. I don’t check them as often as I should, so I usually only find out if I use them myself or someone alerts me as you have done. Your nudge has prompted me to do a bit of Spring cleaning 🙂

      Kind regards, Chris.


  2. Updated 29/09/2021


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