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Posted by: kuvaszsleepybear
Posted on: 16/06/2015 23:20:11

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Posted by: kuvaszsleepybear
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While waiting for the Osprey treatment of Operation Torch check out the upcoming book "Torch:North Africa and the Allied path to Victory" by Vincent O'Hara

Posted on: 16/06/2015 23:20:12
Posted by: KenA
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Joined Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Well, we don’t know whether or not Osprey is going to produce a book on Operation Torch do we?  So waiting for an Osprey treatment on this subject may be rather futile.  When I raised this issue in The Forum last year it didn’t exactly get the Osprey ‘Good Housing-Keeping of the Year Seal of Approval’.  All Osprey did was suggest that anyone interested in writing a book on the subject get in contact with them!  Unsurprisingly, we’ve heard no more.


At that time I alerted Forum members to O’Hara’s forthcoming book I mentioned that he is more of a naval historian so it will be interesting to see how he handles Operation Torch.  I just hope that the book isn’t weaken by the page constraints imposed by the publisher like his book “Struggle for the Middle Sea”, which glossed over Taranto (because there wasn’t room to say everything).  This is the same publisher as for the upcoming book “Torch”.  As a result, O’Hara and Enrico Cernuschi covered Taranto (the attack’s impact and implications and the damage actually inflicted) in an article that appeared in “Warship 2010”.


Because Operation Torch is such a big subject I do have some fears that O’Hara may leave some sections of the operation inadequately dealt with (to be covered in a separate title or articles).  A cynic would suggest that an author has to have subjects to write future books and articles about.  Notwithstanding these uncertainties, I have placed a pre-order for O’Hara’s book.

Posted on: 17/06/2015 02:28:39

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