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Blood and Iron: the German Conquest of Sebastopol by C.G. Sweeting

This was a readable account of a campaign in WW2 on the Eastern Front. I enjoyed it, but it was a bit militaristic.

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Britain’s Shield Radar and the Defeat of the Luftwaffe by David Zimmerman

I bought this in a bookshop near Leicester Square while staying in London to go to a Becket play; the last time I would ever make a trip like this.

It was interesting, reviewing the creation of the radar defence as a system (rather than focussing on the technology). It also described Churchill misconceived intervention, driven partly by his relationship with Lindemann.