the gunners of arnhem

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  1. allanh53

    allanh53 Junior Member

    don't know if its allowed on here but i'm after a book called " The Gunners of Arnhem " by Peter William Wilkinson. ive looked all over the web but cannot find one anywhere, i was wondering if anyone has a copy they could sell me would be much appreciated. thanks
     
  2. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    I hope that sort of thing is allowed here too!

    Abebooks lists a copy but it's near mint and signed and they are asking for 250 pounds for it.
     
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  3. allanh53

    allanh53 Junior Member

    Yikes!!! just had a look bit out my price range albeit a signed first edition, might have a stroll down the library see what they come up with
     
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  4. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    If they don't have it, maybe they can get one through inter-library loan.
     
  5. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Don't know if you're looking for the actual book (It went through 2 reprints, the last in 2008) or information from it. Peter Wilkinson passed most of his material to Bob Gerritsen who used it extensively for his book on the 1st Airlanding Light Regiment at Arnhem called Target Mike One, which was published in 2015.
     
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  6. allanh53

    allanh53 Junior Member

    the reason i'm after the book is i've just received my late fathers military records he enlisted in the TA in 1938 in the 4th btn kings own royal reg then was transferred to 56th anti tank regt attended camp for 15 days in 1939 then was attached to unit 223 a/t 2nd btn oxford and bucks with the rank of Gr ( i assume gunner) 1940 appointed Dr 1/c. in 1944 he was with the 1st airlanding a/t brg , taken prisoner and ended rest of the war in stalag X11A. released by allied forces 8/8/45 and the rest is history
     
  7. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    What was his name - I will see if I can find any information about him
     
  8. idler

    idler GeneralList

    The 4th post contains a link to the King's Own museum who were selling a CD of their regimental history including their converted units:

    56th Anti-tank Regiment
     
  9. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    The link in that post is dead. The museum site moved.

    I believe the same CD is what is mentioned at the bottom of this page:

    King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
     
  10. idler

    idler GeneralList

    That's the one. Sorry, didn't have a chance to check.
     
  11. allanh53

    allanh53 Junior Member

    his name is benjamin hartley
     
  12. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    What this man? Drop me a PM
     

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  13. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: B Hartley
    Rank: Gunner
    Army Number: 3712207
    Regiment: Royal Artillery
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: XII-A
    Camp Location: Limburg, Baden-W├╝rttemberg
    Record Office: Royal Artillery (Field) Record Office, Foots Cray, Sidcup, Kent
    Record Office Number: 5

    TD
     
  14. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Allan - I think I have also been able to source a copy of the book "Gunners at Arnhem" for you. It was about to be entered into an auction but I have asked the seller to hold back for a couple of days.
     
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  15. allanh53

    allanh53 Junior Member

    i cant find how to PM on here but yes thats my dad brilliant find horsa thanks very much
     
  16. allanh53

    allanh53 Junior Member

    thats great just let me know how and when i can obtain it
     
  17. allanh53

    allanh53 Junior Member

    Nice one TD
     
  18. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Allan I've sent you a PM
     
  19. allanh53

    allanh53 Junior Member

    cheers ive sent you email
     

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