Mules

Discussion in 'Italy' started by chrisgrove, Sep 6, 2013.

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  1. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Not inspired by this thread - just pure luck - I finally acquired this:
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    Unfortunately, the publisher DG&P has ceased trading fairly recently. The British Mule Society who 'commissioned' it may well have a pallet or two of them stashed somewhere but I had no response from them to an enquiry a while back.
     
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  2. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Idler.

    Anything inside on the use of mules in Italy?

    Frank
     
  3. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Idler

    Anything inside re parachuting mules into Burma and how the technique was developed?
     
  4. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    There's about 30 pages specifically on Sicily and Italy.
     
  5. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Is it anthologised from their journal?

    And, to add to the list, does it have anything about Cassino or 4th Indian?

    Edit: sorry, I see now that you've said there's an Italy section.
     
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  6. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    Mules in Northern Italy with 67th Field Regt seem to have been used by Indian Muleteers.
    I thought I had a photo of them with their packs but they are not close enough to see anything useful. Sorry!
     
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  7. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    Hi Idler
    Talk about going round in circles. That looks like a properly bound version of the spiral bound book that I have that I mentioned in the very first post in this thread! Interesting that so many people are keen on mules!
    Chris
     
  8. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    I believe it's all the same source material, but which is the original edition, I'm not sure.
     
  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  10. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Interesting. I wonder if it mentions my relation (Major Douglas Witherington) who developed the technique.
     
  11. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    A bit:

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  12. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Gosh! Amazing and detailed information. I'll be telling mum (Douglas's cousin) in the next few days. This has confirmed a bit of family history. Sincere thanks for posting.
     
  13. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Might be some further info or paperwork in the form of the full letter referred to by the author. You have a lead there SDP.
     
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  14. Great - I will try to find it on ABE books and through inter-library loan. Our librarians always appreciate a challenge!
    Thanks,

    Barbara
     
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