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

    That will be enough to get you into a self help group. :)
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Ooooo my magazines arrived today.....I have a new addiction, only another 139 to buy.

    Andrea say Cheers James :lol:


    Oh right
    can I blame James to:D
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Well it was his fault I got hooked and if your blaming me for your addiction then you should really blame him :lol:
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Well it was his fault I got hooked and if your blaming me for your addiction then you should really blame him :lol:

    ah so you have admitted it
    my addiction that is
    so you know about it and who caused it
    thats admission of guilt in causing it

    and James has fueled the flames:)



    Yes dear ,oh another package, feels like a book does it.
    oh really I wonder what it can be.
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Looks like we will have to wait until the New Year for ATB's next offering - I'll have to re-write my Xmas list now :(
     
  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    dont start again

    PS: any idea re the title thanking you most kindly
     
  7. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Meanwhile at the "After the Battle Anonymous" open group meeting ........
    "My name is Andy and I am blaming James for my addiction.........." :) :) :)
     
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    I think it will be the first Christmas for a while that I won't get any ATB publications... :(
     
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Meanwhile at the "After the Battle Anonymous" open group meeting ........
    "My name is Andy and I am blaming James for my addiction.........." :) :) :)

    Same meeting
    My names Clive and I'm blaming Andy and James for my addiction

    (my lad just ordered me the ATB WAR IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
    THEN AND NOW)
     
  10. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Clive
    Same meeting
    My names Clive and I'm blaming Andy and James for my addiction

    (my lad just ordered me the ATB WAR IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
    THEN AND NOW)

    :) "It was Captain Stranskey's orders ....I had nothing to do with it!"


    Paul
    I think it will be the first Christmas for a while that I won't get any ATB publications...


    My eldest girl usually does something likewise , she asks me to give her a short list of books etc to pick from , having lost ,my rangefinders a new set will have to be bought before the Xmas close down.
    I have to admit when it comes to reading glasses I am a bl**dy disaster.
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    New book on Monte Cassino due out in May. :smile:
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  13. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Andy, I too have it on order .
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I've finally got around to ordering my copy tonight, anyone else treated themselves?

    After the Battle - Online Store

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    Seems I'm the only one not to receive it yet ! :mad:
     
  15. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Pipped you on this one Andy . :) :)
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    My copy arrived yesterday-Not really my area of interest but it appears to be another bloody fine publication by the chaps at ATB. If I ever get to do my motorbike ride across N. Africa this will be coming with me for sure.

    All thats left to be said is 'Come on ATB,it's about time you did a 1940 BEF publication, we've found most of the pictures, ID'd the units and locations in the 1940 section for you' ;)
     
  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ps anyone with a interest in the Desert War should order a copy :D
     
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  18. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    I pre-ordered it as the date for the original publication was just right for my visit to Tunisia, however it was delayed by week or two, therefore I toured Tunisia without it… on my return the book was waiting for me!!
     
  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    New book soon

    Aerodromes of Fighter Command Then and Now
    £44.95


    RAF Fighter Command was established in July 1936 to provide the airborne element in
    the defence of Britain against air attack. The aerodromes under the Command described in
    this book came under the control of several Groups: No. 9 in the west, No. 10 covering the
    south-west, No. 11 in the south-east, No. 12 on the eastern side of the country, and Nos. 13
    and 14 protecting the extreme north.
    In this volume the activities of over 90 airfields are described and illustrated in our
    ‘then and now’ theme, both on the ground and from above. Many, having served their
    purpose, have returned to farmland leaving only odd vestiges to recall their former role as
    front-line fighter stations. Others have succumbed to the encroachment of housing or
    industry or even been totally expunged from the map through mining activities.
    On the other hand, a number have continued to be used as airfields, either for
    sport or business flying, and some continue as major airports with modern facilities. Sadly
    the post-war years have witnessed the slow decline of the RAF presence at so many of
    their former bases, two having closed during our research for this book. And some have
    found a new lease of life with the Army . . . or even the Ministry of Justice!
    All came into their own during the six years of war and the scars from that battle are still
    evident if one cares to look. Mouldering buildings from the former era remain as
    poignant reminders of the airmen and women who once habited them . . . now standing
    almost as memorials to the thousands who never came through. This is their story.
     
  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    New Book

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    Flyer through the post gives special Fathers day offer on all their books
    code FD01

    by David Smith
    Coastal Command, created in 1936 alongside Fighter and Bomber Commands in the reorganisation of the RAF in its preparations for the coming war, was Britain’s mainstay in the battle against the German submarine. As more and more Allied merchantmen were sunk during the long voyage from North America, the Mediterranean, and points south, tracking down the U-Boats became a constant struggle against harsh weather on long-distance patrols out over the Atlantic and Bay of Biscay.
    To counter the threat, Coastal Command established a ring of bases stretching from Scotland and Northern Ireland to Iceland, and from south Wales and south-western Britain to Gibraltar and the Azores, all 53 of these stations are covered in this book.
    A variety of aircraft were employed, some land-based and others water-based like the Sunderland and Catalina, in the endeavour to extend the range of protection given to the convoys. And, as the war progressed, Beaufighters and Mosquitos were brought to play to reverse the role and carry out attacks on German supply ships along the European coastline. Specifically for this purpose, strike wings were established at Banff, Dallachy, Langham and North Coates.
    Coastal Command also had the overall responsibility for carrying out all photographic reconnaissance; for collecting the data required to produce daily meteorological reports, and providing air-sea rescue cover.
    David Smith, a long-time aviation historian, tells the story alongside the comparison ‘then and now’ photographs that are the forte of all After the Battle publications.

    SIZE 12"×8¼" — 280 Pages — Over 700 Illustrations
    ISBN: 9 781870 067874 — Price: £37.50
     

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