Thanks to Lee at Panzerwrecks for supply this SU-76 for review
SU-76 on the Battlefield
World War Two Photobook Series Vol.12 by Neil Stokes
Over 12,000 SU-76 Self-Propelled guns were made, making it the most prolific if its breed to be produced during the Second World War. As a result, good quality photography of this machine is reasonably prolific and this shows through in the latest in this successful series of ‘On the Battlefield/World War Two Photobook series’ of books produced by Hungarian publishers PeKo.
This landscape hardback is the perfect format for the subject and with one good sized photo per page (105 images in total) looks very impressive. The book is also dual language (English/Hungarian) and under each photo a good length caption is written in both. The only ‘texty’ part of the book is an eight page introduction (four in English & four in Hungarian) by the author, Russian tank expert Neil Stokes whiles pages twelve through to 110 are all images. The choice of photographs does not just focus on SU-76 as a vehicle but also includes excellent imagery of its crews, Russian infantry, weapon loading, refuelling and even SU-76s in German service.
All in all the choice of photographs ranges from good to excellent and its quite refreshing to see such a high number of unpublished images all contained within one book. SU-76 on the Battlefield would make a great addition to your Soviet reference library. Thanks to Lee Archer at Panzerwrecks for our review copy which is available from www.panzerwrecks.com.
Format: hardback (landscape) – 305mm x 250mm
Publisher: PeKo Publishing Kft.
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