E.R. Hooton is a successful retired defence journalist, including acting as a Jane's Yearbook editor. He is the author of more than a dozen military history books ranging from the Balkans Wars 1912-13, air operations over the Western Front 1916-18, the breaking of the Hindenburg Line 1918, the Red Army 1937-41, air operations 1939-45 and the Communist Chinese victory of 1945-51.
E. R. Hooton's Spain in Arms is a tour-de-force: not only does he
provide a very comprehensive military narrative of the Spanish
Civil War, but he also offers an expert analysis of the performance
of the forces involved, including their doctrine, equipment and
state of training. He thus fills a significant gap in the
historiography of this conflict.
The history for this bloody conflict is examined through eight major campaigns and it aims to dispel many of the half truths stemming from propaganda which still exist from this conflict. As the culmination of 60 years research the book shows this in its quality and depth. Highly Recommended. * Britmodeller.com 28/05/2019 *
I wish I had this book when I formed my 10mm Pendraken armies a few years ago! This is a good operational/strategic account of the Spanish Civil War. * Miniature Wargames 07/03/2019 *