Does anyone own the reprint of The Story of 79 Armoured Division?

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  1. Seroster

    Seroster Desert-mad!

    Just learned about the division-published "The Story of 79 Armoured Division" 1945 which was printed in Hamburg (!) in hessian cloth with fold out maps.

    Someone's commentary on the original book, which really sounds remarkable: The Story of 79th Armoured Division | Richard D North

    In 2015 Naval & Military Press issued a reprint in paperback. (And Miriam Press has made it available in PDF form, for those of you with e-readers) (For $2, apparently!?!?)

    I am wondering if anyone has a copy of this reprint - are the maps fold out? I'm guessing not. On the other hand, it may contain photographs that the original did not. I can't find any reviews of the reprint online.
  2. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Sorry Chris I can't help you with your request but you have tempted me to buy the book cheers.

    Regards Mike.
  3. Seroster

    Seroster Desert-mad!

    Hi Mike,

    With no immediate answers I have placed an order through abebooks for one of the original hardcovers! I will have to go on a "book diet" for a while now.

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  4. Aixman

    Aixman WE addict Patron

    I have got a reprint from 2005 via MLRS. There are several maps, but none is folding out, so that I suppose they made the maps fit into the book's size (17 x 23 cm). There is indeed one folding out page, but for photos.
    Enjoy as I did. :)
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  5. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Ordered book Monday night book arrived today wow that is some service.

    The book is in excellent condition for it's age well pleased. The only draw back is the wife has taken it off me and is going to keep it till it's my birthday that wouldn't be a bad thing but my birthday isn't till Xmas haaaa !!!!! :banghead:

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  6. Seroster

    Seroster Desert-mad!

    Oooh that's cruel!
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  7. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    It definitely is Chris I had a quick look through it and it looks a real good read.

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