The Bat­tle of the At­lantic

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By James Hol­land Michael Joseph, £7.99, hard­back, 56 pages

The trend for modern books in retro for­mats con­tin­ues with the Lady­bird Ex­pert se­ries, which mixes the sim­plic­ity of the clas­sic children’s ti­tles with sur­pris­ingly com­plex sub­jects. Here, James Hol­land looks at the World War II bid to keep oceanic sup­ply lines open, with other ti­tles in the lat­est batch ex­plor­ing the Bat­tle of Bri­tain, the Blitzkrieg and – in­trigu­ingly ven­tur­ing much fur­ther afield – the his­tory of Tim­buktu.

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