Just when we thought Christmas was over and done with, an unexpected late arrival landed on my desk: a box of books from Capricorn Link, a stalwart of local book distribution. It’s always exciting to delve into a box like this. Of the eight books, the most highly desired by serious historians will be Volume 2 of ‘A History of the Mediterranean Air War: 1940-1945’. It comes with a pretty hefty price tag ($100), which is to be expected. This is a book for those people who love detail and statistics.