ORIGINAL: Curtis Lemay
I bought that book in circa 1995 for £40 I think it was. Broke the bank to get it at the time. A few mistakes in the book, but worth having as a source of reference.
Listing 21st Panzer as spending the entire war on the Eastern Front is the one boneheaded goof that still makes me worry about the whole thing. But I still use it. The production figures, in particular, have come in handy on some projects.
Mistakes are inevitable. This is why trusting only in a single source is dangerous. Even trusting multiple sources does not guarantee accuracy. It is possible to see some mistakes repeated across several sources. Even original documents contain errors.
Nothing is more fraught with inaccuracies, lies, balderdash, and humbug than History. Military History is even murkier.
But you know all this.
I love the smell of TOAW in the morning...