Neil Baird

Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.

BOOK REVIEW | The Boat that Won the War – An Illustrated History of the Higgins LCVP

By Charles C Roberts Jr

More than 23,000 Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) or “Higgins Boats” were built during World War II. General Dwight Eisenhower, who presided over history’s greatest ever amphibious invasion, called them “the boat that won the war”. The author of this fine book is clearly besotted with them. He even owns a fully restored example that he keeps in his own private museum.

BOOK REVIEW | Midway – The Battle that Changed the Pacific War

By Jay Wertz and Helle Urban

For the first time in forty years a comic has been reviewed on these pages. It is, however, a very special comic and one that will undoubtedly strongly assist modern youth to understand a vital battle in which some of their great-grandfathers fought some 76 years ago. It was undoubtedly the battle that first turned the tide on the Japanese in the Pacific War.

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