Those nice folks at "After The Battle".

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by James S, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Thought it was the next issue of ATB but it was news of another new book from them on "The Falklands War- Then and Now".

    The book is due out in March of next year.
     

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  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Well, that's a surprise! Will certainly be getting that one.
     
  3. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Being unable to hold out under torture I have placed an order for a copy.
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I suspect I may also treat myself.
    Though I half expect every 'then' to be a treeless mooncape... and every 'now' to also be a treeless moonscape :)...
     
  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Being unable to hold out under torture I have placed an order for a copy.

    James - you are even worse than I am!! :lol:
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just got the leaflet in the post.
    I won't be getting it, I can't afford it.
     
  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Owen,

    Thats the problem with good publication. They do not come cheap! I also have to be selective.

    Regards

    Tom
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    From ATB website>> falkland

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    In 1982, Argentina rashly gambled that a full-scale invasion of the Falkland Islands - ownership of which had been disputed with Great Britain for over a century - would put an end to years of political wrangling. However Britain's response was to immediately despatch a task force to recover the islands, by force if necessary.

    The 'conflict' which followed (a formal declaration of war was never given) lasted ten weeks from Argentine invasion to British liberation, the white heat of battle using 20th century technology contrasting with bitter hand-to-hand bayonet fighting in inhospitable conditions.

    Eyewitness accounts by the participants of both sides, and islanders, leave us in no doubt as to the ferocity of the combat on land, sea, and in the air. Comparison photography in colour of all the battlefields, the crash sites of the aircraft shot down, the relics and the remains, together with portraits of those who lost their lives and the battlefield memorials, serve as a graphic testimony to their endeavours, 25 years after the battle.

    A Roll of Honour lists the casualties of both sides and, for the first time, the graves of all the British fallen - both on the islands and in the United Kingdom - have been visited and photographed as a lasting record of all those who made the supreme sacrifice in what is most probably Britain's last colonial war.




    Size 12" x 8½" 608 Pages Over 1,600 Colour and Black and White Illustrations ISBN 978-1-870067-71-1 Price £47.95.
     
  9. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Looks good, have to get that one.
     
  10. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    I will suggest that my three club together and do it for Christmas , even if it does not appear until March.
    £50 is steep for a book but in my "old age" I too have become very selective - don't drink , don't smoke - my vice has now been declared. :(
    Like Paul I was very surprised to see it being covered by ATB.
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I've never heard of these books before. They do look good but I hate ordering books mail order incase I don't like them after they've arrived. Especially at those prices :)

    Does anyone stock them on the High St so you can have a flick through them?
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Can be hard to find in bookshops Drew, but they do crop up.
    All I'll say is you rarely regret an After the Battle book. The 'Then & Now' comparisons are OK, and sometimes interesting to me, but the quality of 'then' pictures & depth of information alongside them is always substantial.
    'Ruckmarsch' has to be one of the best recent ones.
     
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  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I was thinking of the Normandy and Market Garden ones. Since joining this site I have been fascinated by members 'Then and Now' pictures and think I would like some of my own.

    I keep meaning to go to Normandy and Arnhem on my bike at so these seem a good excuse to pull my thumb out so to speak.
     
  14. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Their delivery time is always very quick.
    If ordered through a good book shop there should be no problem in obtaining the books.
    They are an excellent investment in terms of VFM.;)
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Adam/James :)

    Has anyone in the Leeds area got any of these 'Then and Now' books that I could have a quick flick through to see the content ?
     
  16. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    The last ATB book I got was 'The Third Reich - Then and Now', which is excellenty.
     
  17. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Adam/James :)

    Has anyone in the Leeds area got any of these 'Then and Now' books that I could have a quick flick through to see the content ?

    Drew, you've got the bug mate, whether you're acknowledging it or not :) Best thing to do is type "after the battle then and now" in to Abebooks.uk and see which sellers are close to you.

    The books are so full of photos that there will always be something that appeals.

    I regularly disappear in Jean- Paul Pallud's After the battle 'Blitzkreig in the West' and also the same author's 'Blitzkrieg à l'ouest' which doesn't have the modern shots but has even more photos of disabled French armour at recognisable locations - You do realise that foreign language books are the unavoidable next step, don't you ?:p
     
  18. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    I used to work just up the road from ATBs offices in Plaistow when they were there, now in Suffolk I believe, they had all the things they had found in their travels. Staff were great I spent a long time having a chat until I thought I should really get back to work!.

    Mine also arrived today, alongside the quarterly ATN magazine! why they didnt put both in the same plastic sleeve I dont know. Anyway first reaction was I'm going to buy that, then remembered I am meant to be even more downsizing/selective in my purchasing!!

    So it will have to wait! but only for a little while (sometime next year would be good!)

    Drew , You wil not regret it, yes they are expensive, but!, I would suggest maybe buying one or more of the magazines which contain your special interest and see the quality!
    I did that and then went into their offices and walked out with all the back issues I needed, then went home and told Mrs ABE what I had done!
    Oh dear, was quite expensive, there is no way I could do that now.

    Regards

    Andy
     
  19. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    It is not inprint until March next year so if Xmas falls through , I will do £10 a month untilthen , it will ease the pain :)
     
  20. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    I will suggest that my three club together and do it for Christmas , even if it does not appear until March.
    £50 is steep for a book but in my "old age" I too have become very selective - don't drink , don't smoke - my vice has now been declared. :(
    Like Paul I was very surprised to see it being covered by ATB.

    The vice of buying books is one we should all aspire too! :rolleyes:
     

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