After the Battle.

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by von Poop, May 31, 2007.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Anyone got or read the 'Then & Now' books on Market Garden?
    Up to the usual standard?... or maybe the Dday ones?
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    Being harrased for birthday gift suggestions from the other half.

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  2. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Ive got the Then and Now Market Garden and have yet to finish reading them!
    The publications ATB do are always very good so I think You are spoilt for choice really!
    Regards

    PS Was it you after Rome 44?

    Andy
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Not I.

    Thanks for that Andy, just checking that there wasn't some sort of aberration in the usual quality as it's so rare to get a proper look at them in a shop before buying.
    You are not alone by the way, I know what you mean about the ATB books taking a rather long time to get through. Well worth the effort though.
    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  4. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Hi Adam - I have both of these. Market Garden is the best of the bunch; in fact, they are my favourite ATB volumes. I get them out every September (and often in between!) around the anniversary and read them through again; would go for them mate.
     
  5. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Sorry VP can't help. I've got 'Battle of Britain, The Blitz 123, Berlin, Airfields of the Eighth and Ninth, Bases of Bomber Command and The Battle of the Bulge.
    If you need any info on them then let me know, mate.
     
  6. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    've got 'Battle of Britain, The Blitz 123

    I've been considering the Blitz volumes for a while. Are they really as detailed as the blurb implies - is there a daily chronolgy of raids, locations etc?

    And I've given up on the idea of being able to get a "cheap" copy of the BoB, especially as I'm constantly reminded that I need to get the 4th Revised Edition or is it the 5th? So another expensive book on the wish-list.
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I was looking at the Battle of Britain one last night, seems to be on it's 5th revision, quite scary as you'd obviously have to get the most recent. The Bulge one seems to have had the same treatment, but not 'Panzers in Normandy' which could do with it.
    I think Paul's recommendation might be enough for me to ask her for the Market Garden ones (perhaps optimistically... :unsure: ).

    From what I've seen of all their publications so far from 'Then & Now', through 'Wheels & Tracks' right down to their 'Historic Military Vehicle Directory' it's faintly annoying that all published books aren't this good.
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    PS Was it you after Rome 44?

    Andy
    No Andy it was me.

    PS. VP has suggested he ought to get all the back issues, mmmm wish he hadn't said that!
    Hello VISA card.
     
  9. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    I did that ! Back issues, found the first copy I'd ever seen in WH Smiths of all places, bought it, read it , thought Bl***y hell these are good! Luckily I worked near to there offices in West Ham when they were there, went in one day with my cheque book and came out a lot poorer financially! but with all the back issues, and now still get them delivered. I dont know how they produce such a good magazine at such low cost
    They had small dipslays of stuff they'd rescued from various places, and the staff were really helpful.

    I also have a copy of Panzers in Normandy Then and Now somewhere which I will be getting rid of soon, (when I can sort out all me boxes!) as far as I can recall it has a very good section on the discovery of Michael Wittmans grave.

    Regards

    Andy
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I also have a copy of Panzers in Normandy Then and Now somewhere which I will be getting rid of soon, (when I can sort out all me boxes!)

    Andy,
    Thanks for Rome 44, when you find it.
    Let me now about this book too, might have that off you as well.
     
  11. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Just received the BoB: Then & Now. Looks very impressive (including a BIG dent in my wallet) and I'm going to enjoy reading it (it's been bumped up on my 'to-read' list to next).

    But I need advice on logistics.........the bloody thing weighs nearly 3 kg!! That book could do some serious damage if I'm not careful.
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    :lol:
    Reading the sodding things in bed is a nightmare, I live in fear that Blitzkrieg in the West is going to collapse my ribs. o_O

    On wallet denting: 137 issues of the magazine @ £3.95 = £541.15... I fear this may take a decade of scouring book stalls, last few issues I found were 20p each.
     
  13. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Von Poop
    I have a few friends who are into Militaria dealing! I think one was knocking out copies for £2 each but I cud negotiate a discount if i see him!

    Or maybe u cud put up a wants list so if anyone on here sees em they cud bear u in mind (thats of course if they didnt read them and decide to keep them!!)

    Regards

    Andy
     
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That's quite tempting Andy but I'm not sure if I want to lock myself into any deals:unsure: ... I spend far too much on books anyway, I'm sure most others on here know the feeling.

    Though having said that if they go to Beltring I could conceivably be waving a ton at them and seeing what sort of deal could be struck. :D

    Bod & I bought a complete set each of ATB's 'Wheels & Tracks' magazine a while back & it's taught us more about vehicles than any other source. I suspect the main magazine could have a similar effect for history of the war in general.

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  15. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Well, I've already done myself an injury - damn book slipped out of it's dustjacket and now have very large bruise on my foot!
     
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Sod your foot, was the book ok?????? :p

    Dustjackets annoy me, one mate just throws them in the bin as soon as he gets a book home.
     
  17. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Of course the book was OK - the reason I hurt my foot was because I'd stuck it out to break the fall (forgetting the implications of such a rash move!) :D

    I normally remove the jackets and put them safe until I've finished reading the book. Keep them though because they add a premium if ever I should need to sell my books (like a urgent kidney transplant or more serious) ;)
     
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just wondering...
    Anyone seen any complete or near complete sets of the magazine for sale recently? :unsure:
     
  19. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    No mate, actually never seen a complete set for sale. Given up on the airbrush??
     
  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A bad thought occurred... so I just thought I'd ask.
    Owen tells me I should finish the books I've got before buying more; he's probably right. :unsure:
     

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