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

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Paul Pariso, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Facebook page link below and I have invited the Author to pop in and say a bit about his books. Raymond P Newlyn
     
  2. 509thPIB

    509thPIB Well-Known Member

    An old thread. There hasn't been a posting in seventeen months. Are any of you still collecting books on Arnhem/Market Garden? Are any of you selling your book collections? Please send me a private message if you are. Thank you.
     
  3. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    In the hope of kick-starting this excellent and informative thread off again (for 509thPIB in particular) here are some that I currently have custody of that may be of interest. Some may appear to have only tenuous connections to Arnhem/1st Airborne/Op. Market Garden (but as those of the Airborne Brotherhood know you are rarely surprised as to who (whom?) is connected to what

    Please note folks that books are not for sale but I will readily look through any of them - when time permits - on behalf of forum members for any snippets or possibly images they may be seeking.

    Ok, Here's one to get the grey matter churning (and the pages of search engines and of your own books turning!)
     

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  4. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    And another from the 40's.
     

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  5. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    And one for interested parties to have a read (n.b. constructed the PDF from another source which is too large to post here, plus not enough hours in the day to be scanning pages from the Blackwood compendium)
     

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  6. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Hi Jim, what is the Arnhem connection in the Blackwood book and also what does Blackwood refer to...place name? TIA Jason.
     
  7. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Capt Eric Mackay's account of the sappers at the bridge was originally published in Blackwood's Magazine.
     
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  8. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Hello wtid45,

    To my knowledge it's no connection with Blackwood in the Valleys! (which I've seen signposted when on route to Tredegar)

    The Arnhem connection is that (then) Captain E M Mackay's account of the battle first appeared in Blackwood's in the October 1945 edition. The pdf that I posted up above is that account as it appeared in the magazine.

    Blackwood's Magazine was a periodical founded in 1817 and it's always carried servicemen's stories, invariably in their own words (and it would be great if it's name was taken from Blackwood in Wales)
    In 1968 you could send a sixpenny stamp to 6 Buckingham Street, London WC 2 for a copy (at that time I preferred the bag of chips you could get for a tanner!)
     
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  9. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Idler, cracking reply, and you can clearly type with more than one finger!
     
  10. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Jim, Idler...yeah I did wonder on the Blackwood...Wales connection but have heard of the Magazine and makes sense given the Scottish connection.
     
  11. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    I'm just glad I can still remember that sort of stuff. Some of it, at least...
     
  12. superbee

    superbee Member

    I am still looking for "the airborne club" by Newlyn.
    I tried contacting him by facebook, no luck
    Any ideas where to find copies of vol 1 and 2??
     
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    superbee Member

  14. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    A couple of the reviews look good on Amazon.uk (other review and book/seller sites are available), and despite telling myself time and again that I have enough Market Garden books, I am now in a desperate quandary. Yikes!!
     
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  15. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Wait before buying the paperback version as the hardback will be available very soon and volume 2 will be available (also being published in hardback) in September. I’ve only glanced at the paperback version but it looks as though it’s we;; researched.
     
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  17. matchbox

    matchbox Junior Member

    for the completist,
     

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