12th Parachute Battalion (Yorkshire Reg)

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  1. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    I've found one copy searching online, but they want 95 quid for it. I reckon I'd have to say no on principle!


    Would you care to provide a link for me to take a look at it:D:D

    I have no principals when it comes to my Airborne book collection:lol:
     
  2. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    I will second that and who thought it would turn up in Germany virtually on his doorstep..........now Dave I know your like me Libaries are no good you have to give the books back;) so any joy on the link provided by Gerry?


    I checked out Gerry's link, but I couldnt work out how to buy it:lol::lol: it has no purchasing buttons or perhaps I am just having a blonde moment:confused::confused:
     
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  5. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

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  6. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    After several weeks waiting, managed to get a copy by ILL, but not found one for sale yet.

    Excellent book, fascinationg stories and the extra good news is I've found a photo of Father-in-Law in the book!

    Does anyone know anyone mentioned in the book?

    geoff
     
  7. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    If it is not in the county, it is five quid here now. And took 6 weeks to arrive. Last time I ILL'd it was 90 pence.

    geoff
     
  8. matthew lucas

    matthew lucas Junior Member

    just picked this up from our local oxfam today, so gems can still be found!
    matt
     
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  9. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    I stopped going into oxfam when they made it a waterstone's look alike (really - cloned the shelfs and interior design) and applied silly internet prices on book they got for free. Lucky bargain you got there.
     
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  10. butch0884

    butch0884 New Member

    My father was in C company (and the B Coy)12th Yorkshire Btn. Ernest (Butch) Butchers reg no 7455413. Raymond was his best mate and when I was born my father wanted to name me after him. Raymond was known as "Sammy" and my mother refused to have me called Sammy so I became Michael Sutton Butchers. In recent years finding more info I informed dad that Sammys real name was Raymond he never knew. Dad is still alive and living in Wilton Wiltshire but sadley has lost his sight and unable to see all the great information ther is on his old unit.
     
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  11. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Sorry if this is in the wrong place but these may be of use to someone with an interest in this unit. They came from Ancestry regarding a former DLI/Green Howards/Para .My curiosity satisfied hopefully they are of interest to others?

    Kyle
     
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  12. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Following on from post #25, more pages from The History of the 12th Yorkshire Bn The Parachute Regiment...

    6th June 1944 D-day
     

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  13. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Page 4 & 5

    D-day - D-day + 7
     

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  14. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Page 6 & 7

    D-day+1 - D-day+7 continued. Breville.
     

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  15. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Thanks Geoff ... :)
     
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  16. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Page 8 & 9
    Break out, Return to UK. Ardennes
     

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  17. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Page 10 & 11
    Rhine crossing. Bash on to Baltic.
     

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  18. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Page 12 &13

    VE day - Home- Far East
     

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  19. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    That's all folks! Sorry about the pinkness, Kodak all-in-one Printers (I have 2) seem to have a color balance scanning problem.
    There are about a dozen more pages from the final edition of 'Bash On', the battalion newsletter, will post later.
     
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  20. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    geoff501,

    These are great! Thank you for posting them.

    Brithm
     

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