Arnhem/1st British Airborne Division/Op.Market Garden book collection

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  1. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hi all,
    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this but I thought I'd post a link to a list of the "Arnhem/1st British Airborne Division/Op.Market Garden" books I have. If anyone would like me to try and find any info for them that may be in one of the books then I'd be glad to have a look for you. If you PM me with a specific book that you'd like me to have a look at then I'll gladly do what I can.:)

    1st British Airborne and Arnhem related books pictures by Paul3965 - Photobucket

    For a more easily read list, then please see this post in the thread:

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/411245-post3225.html

    All the best..........
     
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  2. Mullet94

    Mullet94 Senior Member

    Holy Crap!!! :eek:

    I thought I was the biggest Market Garden/Arnhem nutter, I bow down to your superiority. :lol:
     
  3. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Holy Crap!!! :eek:

    I thought I was the biggest Market Garden/Arnhem nutter, I bow down to your superiority. :lol:

    Arise my young Padewan, I feel the force is strong with you!! :lol:
     
  4. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Paul,

    Nice......here's a few to add I think......
    Point Blank Open Sights (1st A/L A/T Bty)
    The Shiny 9th
    The 9th (these two on 9th Field Company RE)
    A story of Arnhem William Holdcroft (GP)
    Arnhem Venture Ron Kent (21st Ind Company)
    Winged Gunners (1st A/L Light Regt RA)

    Can't recall seeing I was a Stranger by Hackett....


    Good hunting!
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    lol, I've got two of those :)
     
  6. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Owen,

    Only two?????
     
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  8. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Paul,

    Nice......here's a few to add I think......
    Point Blank Open Sights (1st A/L A/T Bty)
    The Shiny 9th
    The 9th (these two on 9th Field Company RE)
    A story of Arnhem William Holdcroft (GP)
    Arnhem Venture Ron Kent (21st Ind Company)
    Winged Gunners (1st A/L Light Regt RA)

    Can't recall seeing I was a Stranger by Hackett....


    Good hunting!

    Hello mate,
    I've just checked the list and The 9th, A story of Arnhem William Holdcroft (GP), Arnhem Venture Ron Kent (21st Ind Company), Airborne Engineers The Shiny 9th and I Was A Stranger are on there.
    I haven't managed to track down Winged Gunners or Point Blank/Open Sights but if you know of anyone that is willing to part with their copies........... :lol:
    All the best.......
     
  9. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    A very nice collection. I have a few of them, plus some other Glider and 6th Airborne Div. ones.

    Bod
     
  10. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Seems I have most of them too, apart from the ones in Ductch and Polish, and a few more on other Airborne (SAS 6th Airborne etc).
    Could I ask about these titles?

    The Padre written by whom please and an ISBN if possible
    Stormboat Kings Is this the one written by John Sliz? if so I thought it hadnt been published as yet
    Whispers and Shadows? written by whom and an ISBN if possible

    Thanks

    Andy

    PS. Another three probably to add to the growing wants list!
     
  11. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Seems I have most of them too, apart from the ones in Ductch and Polish, and a few more on other Airborne (SAS 6th Airborne etc).
    Could I ask about these titles?

    The Padre written by whom please and an ISBN if possible
    Stormboat Kings Is this the one written by John Sliz? if so I thought it hadnt been published as yet
    Whispers and Shadows? written by whom and an ISBN if possible

    Thanks

    Andy

    PS. Another three probably to add to the growing wants list!

    Hello Andy,
    No, you're quite right "Storm Boat Kings" is not actually on release just yet but I have spoken to John Sliz and he assures me that he will have his hands on copies in the next couple of weeks and he is putting one aside for me. :)
    As for the other two, "Whispers and Shadows" was written by Russ Kennedy. It was privately published in ringbound manuscript form in Canada in 1996 by Rob Kennedy and doesn't have an ISBN number.
    "The Padre" was written by Barry D Rowland. It has a cardcover and was published in Canada in 1982 by Consolidated Amethyst Comms. Inc. The ISBN number is 092047425X.
    Hope this helps...........
     
  12. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Andy,
    Just had a quick look and there are copies of "The Padre" available on Amazon.co.uk, Abebooks.com and Alibris.co.uk. :)
     
  13. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Paul, do you have a copy of 'The Tenth'

    Phil
     
  14. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Then a few more from the weeds.......which I couldn't seem to see......

    A Doctor at War by M Hall (Herford and Apeldoorn)
    Reap a Destiny by TDV Scinscow (RMO Recce Sqn)
    First to Go by A Brown (AFEE story)
    Focus on Arnhem by J Taylor (the detail behind the PRU photos of Arnhem)
    My Memories of Arnhem and Beyond by Bill Carr (4th Para Brigade Signal Section)
    Stan's Story by C Hollis (war service of Stan Hope 16PFA and a relatives efforts to pull together the circumstances of his death at the road bridge)
    Showers on Thursday by J Bellamy (personal memoir of chief clerk of 16PFA in WW2 including Arnhem and his time in PoW camp)

    The first two were more mainstream publications but the last five were to the best of my knowledge only printed in numbers of about 50 to 300.....

    Good luck......
     
  15. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    ABM

    NO ! dont, now I've got more to add to my ecver growing list of wants

    Andy
     
  16. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    HI Paul,

    Me too if you look at my site and then books your see what I have, I do have a spare copy of With The Red Devils At Arnhem by Marek Swiecicki if your interested...

    Here my link
    index

    Cheers
    TomTAS
     
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  17. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

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    These two I bought today, one about Nijmegen during MG, the yellow one about a family during the Battle in Arnhem
     
  18. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hello guys,
    Right, here we go:

    Englandphil...........Yes, I'm lucky enough to own a signed copy of "The Tenth"

    TomTAS............... I've looked at you excellent website before and you do indeed have an impressive collection. Thanks for the offer but I already have a few copies/versions of "With The Red Devils At Arnhem"

    ABM.................... Thanks a bunch!! :lol: Now I also have more books on my "wanted" list. I knew about "Showers On Thursday" but the others were new to me. I've managed to find copies of "First To Go", "A Doctor At War" and "Reap A Destiny", but not the others. Can you tell me anything about "Reap A Destiny"? The synopsis I found on the net didn't mention anything about Arnhem and the same goes for "First To Go" which, as I understand it, is about the development of Airborne Forces equipment and techniques.

    Philip................... Your ability to track down unusual and rare books is astonishing!! :) The book called "De Vlucht" is another one that's going on my "wanted" list.

    Oh well, I guess it's back to the internet to look for these titles until my eyes bleed :D
     
  19. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Will keep my eyes open, and email me your wanted list Paul, so I can have a look out for you!
     
  20. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Will keep my eyes open, and email me your wanted list Paul, so I can have a look out for you!


    Thanks Philip, that's very kind of you. I'll PM you my list if that's OK? :)
     

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