Review based on reading 30% plus a quick flick through.
The book covers the short lived deployment of Thor IRBM's in the UK. The author takes us through the birth of IRBM's to give a background to Thor. He then follows through the initial agreements with the US on UK nuclear deployment to the final disbandment of the Thor squadrons. Of particular interest to me is the chapter on selecting the bases which guides you through the thought process that decided on the bases actually used and those that were rejected.
The narrative is fairly easy to follow but I must admit to getting a bit confused though this is because I am reading in short burst seperated by many hours. The subject is well researched and there are plenty of notes at the end of each chapter where sources are listed.
Period photographs are minimal but the are a number of modern ones showing remains. There are also three plans of the Thor sites, including one of Witchford which was replaced by Mepal. There is, of course that wonderful picture of the Carnaby loop which seems to encapsulate the three periods of Carnaby's life. There are a number of tables which are used to show base structures, both proposed and final and a number of appendices.
This is a subject I know little about so cannot comment on any errors that may have crept in. It would be interesting to hear comments on the other books especially from those who have more than one.