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Post  Dantheman on Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:08 pm

Thought I would post up about this new series of books that is now available..

http://heroesinourmidst.net/About_the_Book_2.html

I had a look at volume 1 at the Old Buck event a few weeks back where Martin of Quartermaster stores (aka - the patch man!) was showing myself and Tony. This certainly looks like a definite buy for anyone with a serious interest in the US airborne forces in WW2!

It comes in at 100 euros per volume and there will be 3 volumes in the series I believe. A fair whack I know but this will be the absolute bible in terms of reference material and no doubt a collectors item itself in years to come! This trumps the books Geronino or Amercias Finest, no problems!

http://heroesinourmidst.net/About_the_Book_2.html

Certainly on my Christmas list!


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Post  TonyM on Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:28 pm

From what Dan and I saw of volume one, this will be THE reference material. It had page after page of photos for each item showing different manufactuers and styles. It is a big outlay, but compared to others, not expensive.
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Post  Gina_Costina on Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:19 pm

Cheers for the heads up Dan. I put my "Birthday money" towards it and just ordered a copy...I'll bring along to the AGM

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Post  Dantheman on Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:36 pm

Nice one! Look forward to a proper look as it looked bloody good I have to say! Very Happy


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Post  Gina_Costina on Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:38 pm

Of course that means "First Airborne Task force" gets a back seat again. Perhaps my Police Pension will pay for that bad boy as well as one copy for each member of the group....

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Post  murph on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:54 am

Looks like a good book. So this is volume one of three then? Wonder if it is going to be published in the UK?

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Post  Dantheman on Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:21 am

Sure is! Your looking at a good 300 euro outlay for the complete series!

I'm pretty sure that it is going to be a one off run limited to 'X' copies, so this could well indeed be the 'First Airborne Task Force' book(s) of tomorrow!

If your all going to snap one up, make sure you guys leave a copy available for me! Wink


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Post  TonyM on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:27 pm

Johnny_Costino wrote:Cheers for the heads up Dan. I put my "Birthday money" towards it and just ordered a copy...I'll bring along to the AGM
Great stuff, think I'll get a copy, where did you order from?
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Post  Gina_Costina on Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:46 pm

TonyM wrote:
Johnny_Costino wrote:Cheers for the heads up Dan. I put my "Birthday money" towards it and just ordered a copy...I'll bring along to the AGM
Great stuff, think I'll get a copy, where did you order from?
Amazon...the first seller suddenly realized they didn't have a copy (asshole!) so I got from somebody else. Please don't ask me what I paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post  samharris45 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:05 am

what did you pay lol
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Post  Gina_Costina on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:22 am

Grrr!!

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Post  TonyM on Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:29 pm

samharris45 wrote:what did you pay lol
lol!

Well guess I'll order one too. Early xmas present for myself Laughing
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Post  samharris45 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:56 pm

Johnny_Costino wrote:Grrr!!
Tony try growling, it seemed to work for Paul! Ha ha
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Post  Guest on Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:47 pm

Ah cock, yet another few books to buy!!!

My bookcase is straining under the weight let alone the floor it's on!

It looks like a cracking series and I have learnt the hard way with the De Trez book, that buying when published saves the wallet and a lot of heart ache in the future!

(FABTF set me back 99! Although gievn some prices I consider that bloody cheap - although the armed guard I keep it under is the expensive bit! I'm never letting that darn book leave my office!!!)

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Post  samharris45 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:40 pm

jon_short wrote:Ah cock, yet another few books to buy!!!

My bookcase is straining under the weight let alone the floor it's on!

It looks like a cracking series and I have learnt the hard way with the De Trez book, that buying when published saves the wallet and a lot of heart ache in the future!

(FABTF set me back 99! Although gievn some prices I consider that bloody cheap - although the armed guard I keep it under is the expensive bit! I'm never letting that darn book leave my office!!!)
Jon have you seen what the FABTF book is going for now on amazon! I think I'll be able to swap my copy for a jeep soon!
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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:08 pm

I'm not surprised mate, that's why I bought his Market Garden books when I did!!! Just need the elusive Guth book now!

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Post  TonyM on Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:09 pm

Got my copy today, already had a good thumb through it, can't wait to have time to sit down and read Very Happy
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Post  Dantheman on Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:22 pm

Nice one Tony!!

Grrrrrrr, got to wait until Xmas to get my hands on my copy.

Apparently volume 2 comes out in the next few weeks... !!!!



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Post  Guest on Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:45 am

Well hopefully if Santa has done his job I should be getting this for Christmas!

I hope the series lives up to expectations as from the publishers website it looks fantastic.

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Post  Gina_Costina on Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:55 am

Well to give you an idea, it goes in to detail about the different types of jump towers they had, another nice piece on ovals, Oh and dummy paratroopers (not the thick human type)

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Post  Guest on Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:23 pm

Johnny_Costino wrote:Well to give you an idea, it goes in to detail about the different types of jump towers they had, another nice piece on ovals, Oh and dummy paratroopers (not the thick human type)
I can't wait! Santa has confirmed it's on the sleigh and will be delivered on the 25th! Just need Vol 2 and 3 to be published now!!!

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Post  Dantheman on Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:44 pm

News just in....

Apparently Volume 1 has now sold out if you're buying directly from the actual publishers but is obviously still available via amazon and other bookshops etc ...although it seems already at an inflated price!

Volume 2 is apparently loosely scheduled for release next week ('the first week in December') and can be pre-ordered from the publishers already. Not seen anything about the release anywhere else though?

Invest now guys!!! Wink


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Post  TonyM on Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:58 pm

Glad I got my copy, it's a great resource and we'll worth the money. Guess I'll have to find the money for Vol 2 Shocked
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Post  Dantheman on Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:40 pm

A quick heads up for those that are awaiting the release of Vol 2 - It is now on sale and is currently available via Amazon UK at 70!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1932970266/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&sr=&qid=

I've just placed my order and can't wait to read it!!! bounce

Get in quick!!

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Post  TonyM on Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:22 pm

All sold out Shocked that was quick
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