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BBC DVD - D-Day 6.6.44 (2004) Regions 2 + 4 PAL UK - A well produced BBC documentary with interviews with D-Day veterans from both sides
Watched once, in case of issue. 118 minutes running time, a well produced drama/ biographical documentary as one would expect from the BBC. I guess the most surprising statistic for me was the 20,000 French people who died that day, a casualty statistic which was greater than the Allied and German fatalities combined. All too often they are forgotten in our celebrations of D-Day. In good condition.
Classified as suitable for persons aged 15 and over. Contains scenes of blood and violence.
Code: 57715Price: 6.00 GBP
The Fifth Fusiliers and Its Badges - Fantastic New 2nd Edition by Col Denis Wood
"The Fifth Fusiliers" is an updated and enlarged version of the first edition published in 1988. This edition is also divided into two parts. The first part describes the origins and composition of the Regiment from its raising in Holland in 1674 until it was absorbed into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on St George's Day, 23rd April, 1968. As well as covering the regular Battalions and the Depot, this part gives details of the Regiment's other components, the militia, volunteer, territorial and war raised units. It also lists the Regiment's Battle Honours.
The second and largest part of the book describes the badges and various items of insignia known or thought to have been worn in the Regiment. These comprise some 750 pieces of which 550 are illustrated, mostly at full size and in colour, including items from the Imperial War Museum, and from the Regimental Museum in Alnwick.
With a Foreword by Field Marshal Sir John Chapple, this is the most comprehensive coverage of the insignia of the Northumberland Fusiliers. It will serve as an example for other Regiments to follow.
PRICE is £95 including P & P in the UK. Available direct from the author. Tel +44 (0)20 72268866, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
( ISBN 978-0-9513285-2-1 )
I can personally recommend this book. As the proud owner of the 1st Edition, which Denis kindly signed for me way back when in 1988, I was completely blown away by the 2nd Edition: large format, hard bound, running to over 200 pages and splendidly presented in its dust jacket of gosling green, the facing colour used by the Fifth throughout much of its life. It is in my view such an extensive revision it is really a new book. No self respecting Northumberland Fusilier collector can afford to be without it - numbers are limited so get your copy now - The Quartermaster.
Code: 57713Price: On Request
Roy Marlow M.M. - A WW2 escapers tale of daring do from a Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Air Gunner"Beyond the Wire - An underage Air Gunner's Private War" an autobiography by Roy Marlow MM. Paperback (1997). A good clean copy in good second hand condition with stamp of previous owner's details on frontis. 158pp.
This is a highly unusual account, especially to an RAF aircrew recipient of an "escaper's " Military Medal. What is even more remarkable is that he joined the RAF at the age of 15 having lied about his age and found himself shot down at the age of 17 over North Africa as the tail gunner in a Wellington operating with No 70 Squadron. Most MM's to the RAF went to the RAF Regiment,so an unusual award to air crew. An engaging account, and when I finished reading it was hard to believe that what befell this young man in his determined escape attempts was to somebody who was still a teenager when the war ended. Great stuff.
Code: 57258Price: 6.50 GBP
D Day 6th June 1944 - to the end of the War in Europe - 5th May 1945Photocopy of London Gazette Supplement dated 3rd Sept 1946 Good quality photocopy of this official HMSO publication. Bulletin number 37711 covering pages 4431 - 4451, representing 20 pages of a fascinating account of the final stages of the Second World War in Europe. This is not downloaded off the internet, but a copy of the original publication. Only one available.
Code: 56980Price: 5.00 GBP
East York Volunteer Infantry 1859 - 1908 Wilson & Collinson ( 1982 ) essential reference book
Card covers, soft back book, with 53pp, in good second hand condition, well illustrated, some full page colour illustrations, plus details of badges, uniforms and weapons. Signed by author. Colour illustrations believed to be by M J Taylor. Ideal for the Yorkshire Regiments collector.
Code: 56564Price: 12.00 GBP
Scarce WW1 The North Eastern Railway ( NER ) Monthly Magazine - January 1915
This original magazine has paper covers (now detached regrettably but would look good separately framed) but otherwise contents in good clean and tight condition. It contains information relating to the North Eastern Railways and its members during the Great War.
There is a photographic Roll of Honour for early 1915 an several pages of lists of employees who had enlisted in all other units (other than the NER Battalion ( 17th Northumberland Fusiliers ) which were listed in an earlier magazine). It also contains articles on the bombardments of Whitby and Scarborough and accounts of training with the Durham Light Infantry. Very scarce.
Code: 56258Price: 35.00 GBP
Pitman Aircraft Engine Maintenance Manual 1941 by Brimm & Boggess
Hard bound in blue board covers, 470 pages, fully indexed, illustrated in black and white, published Pitman & Sons Ltd, 1941, London. Frontis bears owners details, D.O. Robinson, 993763 ( presumably his RAF service number). In good condition with no rips, damage or annotations in the text. Some minor wear to cover Get that Spitfire back into the air! Everything you need to know to do it.
Given weight will only post to UK unless otherwise agreed in advance.
Code: 55931Price: 22.00 GBP
Lifeboat Gallantry - RNLI Medals and how they were won
The bible for any saving life at sea medal collectors or those interested in this fascinating aspect of maritime and social history. Published by Spink and the RNLI in 1998, and edited by Barry Cox, who was honorary librarian of the RNLI.
The accounts of awards for each individual are printed in full and make incredible reading. It covers the period 1824-1996. Some very interesting black and white photos are repoduced in the rear section of crews and individuals honoured. Fully indexed.
Large format book, hardback with dustjacket, 454pp, In new condition throughout and no tears in dustcover, only slight creasing and some feint impression lines in the dustover, but in all other respects like new. Heavy book so postage only to UK.
Code: 55590Price: 15.00 GBP
Osprey Publication - The Canadian Army At War - No 164
In near new bright condition with no damage, pen marks or tears. Attractively illustrated as ever with the Osprey publications, this book of 48 pages charting the part that Canadian Army played from 1885 to 1964.
Code: 55589Price: 8.00 GBP
Osprey Publication - British Infantry Equipments, 1908 - 80, No 108
In reasonable second hand condition with no damage, pen marks or tears. Some yellowing to cover with age (and whiter mark where a sticker has been). Attractively illustrated as ever with the Osprey publications, this book of 40 pages. It includes details of web and webbing equipments.
Code: 55588Price: 8.00 GBP
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