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

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

  1. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Bought another oldy today Paul

    called "Tussen leven en dood" (between live and dead) of 1945 in dutch by Mr van der Kraats, who lived near johannahoeve (7th KOSB)

    OK, OK don't rub it in!!:D
    I managed to track down a copy of De Vlucht by Huisman on a Dutch based website but they won't accept any form of credit/debit card so I can't get it!:mad:
     
  2. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    OK, OK don't rub it in!!:D
    I managed to track down a copy of De Vlucht by Huisman on a Dutch based website but they won't accept any form of credit/debit card so I can't get it!:mad:

    I had the same problem with books I was interested in and had to send the cash. They don't like to pay anything to the card companies.:D
     
  3. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Paul send me a pm/mail then I can see what I can do for you.
     
  4. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    I've managed to get my sticky paws on a copy of "Winged Gunners" by Robert Woolacott and it's signed by him too!!:D. Trouble is, as fast as I cross them off the list another takes it's place! Ho Hum.........
     
  5. Pegasus_2406

    Pegasus_2406 Theirs is the glory...

    Hi Paul,
    I'm also a collector of Arnhem books, new on this forum. I have a list too. Could you PM me your list? I can mail you mine too.
    I can give you a lot of dutch titles if you want. Some books are very nice, like Zwevend naar de dood by Peelen & Van Vliet or De zwarte herfst by Dekkers & Vroemen.
    Did I miss in your list, to name a few (perhaps I was not looking carefully)?
    - Orange blood, silver wings. The untold story of the dutch resistance during market-garden by Bentley?
    - 'It never snows in september' - The German view of Market Garden and the battle of Arnhem, september 1944 by Kershaw?
    - Worst fears confirmed by Deeley?

    Regards, Paul
     
  6. Pegasus_2406

    Pegasus_2406 Theirs is the glory...

    Hi Paul,
    That Winged Gunners copy: did you buy it in South Africa? Then you just beat me a few days. I ordered it and was told the book was already gone...
    Have been looking for it for ages...
     
  7. Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart

    Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart Senior Member

    My copy of 'Winged Gunners' has a few signatures in it, one of them a VC winner.

    :salut:
     
  8. Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart

    Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart Senior Member

    'Para Memories' is a good book about the fighting in Normandy... if that's not too off topic?
     
  9. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hello Fellas,
    Pegasus 2406, yes, I did get the book from South Africa. Sorry about that mate. I would have missed it but a friend of mine told me about it and I was lucky enough to get it. I will PM you a list of the books ASAP. I try to only buy Dutch books if they also have English text because, like most English people, my foreign language skills are zero! :blush:. The books you mentioned are on the list somewhere, but I'll check just in case.
    Jamie, well done on getting a VC signature in your copy. Did you buy it with it already in or did you get it at a later date? I have seen "Para Memories" but as you say, it's a bit off topic for me.
    All the best.............
     
  10. spider

    spider Very Senior Member

    I recall reading a book about the British Glider Pilots about 35 years ago, and was old then.

    Anyone have any idea what the book was called, I had it in a paperback.

    Spider
    (cupboard Parachute Regiment admirer)
     
  11. Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart

    Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart Senior Member

    "Jamie, well done on getting a VC signature in your copy. Did you buy it with it already in or did you get it at a later date?"

    Paul, got the book from Tom Woollacott's sister, it was already signed by him. I wrote to a few of the Veterans via the addresses in the book then sent it to 'em for signing. Dennis Munford, Johnny Walker and Pat Porteus VC did the hounours. I entered into a long correspondence with Dennis over several years. When he died his widow sent me the cap badge he'd worn on his Arnhem Beret and the small ticket made from Arnhem Gliders the 'actors' in 'Theirs is the Glory' recieved at the film's premier.
    The book and the other bits and bobs are among my most cherished Arnhem stuff. See my avatar? take a look in your copy of 'Salute to the Steadfast', Harry put my gruesome twosome's piccie in his book!...

    Where do I send mi' application form to join the Arnhem
    Nutters Club?


    :salut:
     
  12. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hello Jamie,
    I thought I'd seen that avatar pic somewhere before!!:) Is that actually you?
    I completely understand why those items you have are so special to you. I also have one of the "Theirs Is The Glory" tickets but sadly I have no history with it as you have. In my copy of "Winged Gunners" the inscription reads:
    Eric & Beryl
    From one veteran b----r to another.
    With my very good wishes & the hope that we shall meet again - and again.
    Robert (Bob) Woollacott
    I wonder if you know who "Eric & Beryl" might be?
    All the best mate..........
     
  13. Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart

    Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart Senior Member

    That's my son and daughter in the photo, there's another picture of my lad in Harry's book, stood in the woods near 'Hackett's Hollow'.
    I'll have a look through the letters I have in my collection and see if I can shed any light on 'Eric and Beryl'. It's very sad looking at books containing Veteran's signatures and realising they're nearly all gone now.

    :salut:
     
  14. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Thanks for that Jamie, it would be interesting if you had any info on "Eric & Beryl". I know what you mean about the signatures.............
     
  15. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

  16. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    You wish you were in oosterbeek Saterday Paul!!

    The yearly military bookshop stands
     
  17. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hi Philip,
    I know I'm probably going to regret this but, go on then, what did I miss out on? :)
     
  18. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    I missed this one off the "Latest Additions" post.
     

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  19. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    if the weater is allright I go and have a look, I can buy books on behalf the firm, so will buy all the rare books, so you can't get them :)
     
  20. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Now you're just being mean! :D If you do go don't forget to take that list I PM'd you. In fact I'm going to send it to you again in case you've "lost it" :lol:
     

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