Navires & Histoire
By: Shane Jenkins
Well Jacques Druel of L'Arsenal has sent me a copy of this new French mag as he promised for a subjective review. Now since I can't read French, I'll have to rely on Lorna for translation of it for a proper review, but here's my first impression.
Merde, what a great magazine!! It's well laid out, with plenty of very good, well produced colour & B/W photos & drawings. Those of you who are familiar with French publications, such as Replic etc, will know the quality of the French magazines. I've had the good fortune over the last year to have picked up some Warship Internationals, plus I have borrowed & acquired a lot of Conway's Warship. This magazine has the potential to be a very good competitor to these titles.
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So, in conclusion, if you see it - get it, it's worth it for the pictures alone (this is coming from someone who always hesitates before buying non-English books just for the photos, since I'd like to be able to read it as well). They have started out with a very impressive base on which to improve over subsequent issues. If I've read it right, it retails for 69 Francs (approx AUD$17.00) & is a quarterly publication. I just wish the French & other non-English publishers would realise the market for an English translation of this & other excellent magazines.
My thanks again to Jacques Druel of L'Arsenal for sending me the copy.