Adrien Fontanellaz, from Switzerland, is a military history researcher and author. He developed a passion for military history at an early age and has progressively narrowed his studies to modern-day conflicts. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Pully-based Centre d'histoire et de prospective militaries (Military History and Prospective Centre), and regularly contributes for the Revue Militaire Suisse and various French military history magazines. He is co-founder and a regular contributor to the French military history website L'autre cote de la colline, and this is his third title for Helion's `@War' series. Tom Cooper is an Austrian aerial warfare analyst and historian. Following a career in worldwide transportation business - during which he established a network of contacts in the Middle East and Africa - he moved into narrow-focus analysis and writing on small, little-known air forces and conflicts, about which he has collected extensive archives. This has resulted in specialisation in such Middle Eastern air forces as of those of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, plus various African and Asian air forces. Except for authoring and co-authoring more than 30 books - including about a dozen of titles for Helion's @War series - and over 1000 articles, Cooper is a regular correspondent for multiple defence-related publications.
This detailed account of the Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars is harrowing
and informative, but describes an Africa I wish had never happened.
* Books Monthly *
The history of this region of East Africa makes interesting reading and provides a grounding in understanding of the conflict that continues in the region to this day. * Military Model Scene *
The book unravels the complicated story of the area, describes the conditions, combatants and the outcome of the wars up till 1988, with further volumes promised. Highly recommended. * Scale Military Modelling International Magazine *
As usual in this series, I cannot recommend this volume enough to those who are interested in this fascinating part of the world. * Miniature Wargames - Paul Jackson *