Osprey is probably the best publisher of short and colorful military books out there, and this is another fine example. If you want a concise history on this topic with lots of photos and artwork, pick this up ! Most of these books are well researched and often have information you won't find anywhere else in a concise and easy to read format. They are particularily useful to reenactors and military model makers as they are lavishly illustrated. And best of all they are modestly priced ! In a world of e - everything, its nice to find a company like Osprey who still cares about quality, informative and affordable book publishing. Enjoy !