Chindit website at last!!!

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by bamboo43, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    A really easy to look at site. i really like the personal aspects of different mens' stories and the use of all the material you have researched. any chance of you doing something similar for chindits 2?! well done.

    Thanks a lot zahonado. I'm really pleased you find it easy to look at, it was one of my concerns, bearing in mind Chindits won't be everyone's cup of tea.:D

    Chindit 2, ummm! 10x the men and spread so far and wide, I might leave that one to Ken and Eddie.:lol:
     
  2. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Well done Steve, I haven't read much of it yet but will do. I am sure it is not only an excellent tribute to your Nan and Granddad, but also a wonderful historical record. :)
     
  3. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Quite simply exemplary...

    I can only add what a wonderfull memorial for your family and all those you've found and met along the way...

    Was it not the Romans that believed that as long as your name is remembered you are immortal, and this is what you are doing for those men; for their families... :poppy:

    Edit
    Just spotted what you noted re '44... :eek: :D
     
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks again to all who have posted their good wishes.

    Day 6 and already 2 brand new family contacts. I couldn't have hoped for more.:)
     
  5. Scout Sniper

    Scout Sniper Senior Member

    Congratulations Steve! It's a wonderful website which will help preserve the Chindit legacy.

    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2008675&stc=1&d=1320551343
     
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    A quick update on the website. Very steady number of views per day and a contact from some Chindit hierarchy.

    Very excited.:D
     
  7. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Steve, the other night I spent some time reading through the various sections on your Website, and almost in a book-like way chapter after chapter I was hooked mate! and as with a book you either cant put it down or cant wait to find out what happens next;) once again well done.
     
  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Steve, the other night I spent some time reading through the various sections on your Website, and almost in a book-like way chapter after chapter I was hooked mate! and as with a book you either cant put it down or cant wait to find out what happens next;) once again well done.

    Thanks Jason,

    Several members on this great forum have enquired if I intend to transfer it to book form eventually?

    The answer is 'who knows'? I chose the website format because it will reach (hopefully) a wider audience and would be something that could steadily grow and evolve. But maybe one day it could go to print, that would be fantastic.:)
     
  9. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Jason,

    Several members on this great forum have enquired if I intend to transfer it to book form eventually?

    The answer is 'who knows'? I chose the website format because it will reach (hopefully) a wider audience and would be something that could steadily grow and evolve. But maybe one day it could go to print, that would be fantastic.:)
    Now there you go again with more clever ideas, you have obviously been influenced by someone who mentions books a lot;).......note to diary... when I write book signed first edition for Jason B):D
     
  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Now there you go again with more clever ideas, you have obviously been influenced by someone who mentions books a lot;).......note to diary... when I write book signed first edition for Jason B):D


    Will do mate, but website for Rangoon Jail is next on my list, so no holding your breath.:D
     
  11. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Will do mate, but website for Rangoon Jail is next on my list, so no holding your breath.:D
    I can be Patient;)......Rangoon jail website would be a great idea, as always any names will be sent your way.
     
  12. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    Some recent authors I have spoken to (well only three actually) have managed to use supposed IWM owned material, mainly photographs, within their publications without being charged for the use.

    They have achieved this because the proceeds from their books are going directly to Old Comrade organizations and similar.

    So what are the chances of them allowing myself to benefit from the recently released online sound recordings, especially the Chindit 1 examples, to supplement my website.

    I fear I can hear the sound of laughing into tea cups already.
     
  13. gunbunnyB/3/75FA

    gunbunnyB/3/75FA Senior Member

    cheers, mate and good luck,hehe, whats that old saying? fortune favors the bold
     
  14. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    cheers, mate and good luck,hehe, whats that old saying? fortune favors the bold

    Thanks gunbunny, I am quite brave, so I will go for it, no doubt about that.:D
     
  15. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member Patron

    Why not just link to the file on the IWM site, with a note to return to yours via the "Browser back" button?
     
  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Why not just link to the file on the IWM site, with a note to return to yours via the "Browser back" button?

    An excellent plan B Mark, but I'd love to cut up some of the best bits, in an ideal world.

    Steve
     
  17. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member Patron

    I work in the entertainment industry here, and it is suggested that if you don't use more than 2 -3 seconds of a source, or you change a source by at least 50% you can get around copyright. Haven't tested it, but...



    You could do your edits and link back to the IWM original.

    Mark
     
  18. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Why not transcribe the bits you want to highlight, eg
    "Extract transcribed from material on IWM website - for full source see [link]"
     
  19. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the very good ideas you all put forward.

    If I may; here is one of the archive recordings, by Pte. Charles Aves, a surviving Chindit from column 7 in 1943.

    If you have 7 minutes, then you will see why I would love to use some of these recordings actually on the site. He sums up, exactly how I have always felt about the men of the 13th Kings in Burma that year.

    Go to Reel 4 of his memoir.

    IWM interview | Imperial War Museums
     
  20. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Serendipity has visited my household tonight folks.

    I finished a new piece for my website this evening based on some new information I've received. It is about one of the officers from Grandad's column 5 in 1943.

    I had literally just saved the document and filed it ready for inclusion when I received a message from my website contact page.

    It was from the daughter of the officer in question!!!!!:D

    Isn't that incredible.:)
     

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