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Re: What are you reading?

Postby grizzlymc » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:31 pm

Hell! What happened to the pound/euro exchange rate? $US 35 ish is still pretty good.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SteveJ » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:31 pm

OK, I think I've cracked it- Paul's link is to the Photo-CD...
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SteveJ » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:33 pm

grizzlymc wrote:Hell! What happened to the pound/euro exchange rate? $US 35 ish is still pretty good.


Not bought anything in Euros for a couple of years- last time I looked the £ wasn't worth much more than the Euro.
Maybe it's gone down against the pound?
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby grizzlymc » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:37 pm

Euro is about 6/7 of a pound, hell, you're economy isn't that weak. I should be looking at Sterling denominated assets.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SteveJ » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:37 pm

I think 30 Euros for 200pp of a fully illustrated hb is pretty good value. The p+p on top, plus the fact that it's presumably only available with German text, would make me hesitate. French I could probably just about cope with, but not having ever studied German, my grasp of the language is tenuous at best. Shame really.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby grizzlymc » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:38 pm

If the text is all german, the photo CD looks like a better bet.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SteveJ » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:43 pm

I suspect I've already seen most of the photos through their website. I'd love to see a DVD of the project with English subtitles.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Paul RH » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:25 pm

SteveJ wrote:I suspect I've already seen most of the photos through their website.

Oh no you haven´t ;) I´ve got about 600 photos of the dio, plus a Tonnage of press pics which aren´t in the book.
The link to the book.....which is in English (The pineapple proofread version...at last I get a mention in a book) and there´s only about 400 copies in english. So far around 250 copies have been sold in 4 days
http://www.history-diorama.de/epages/64 ... %C3%BCcher
I´ll be getting the DVD in a couple of days so I can tell you what it´s like
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SteveJ » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:08 pm

Paul RH wrote:So far around 250 copies have been sold in 4 days


So there's only 150 English text copies left? Can you er, stop talking about it then? b-)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SteveJ » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:11 pm

Paul- didn't notice the DVD option. Does it have English subtitles?
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Paul RH » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:30 pm

SteveJ wrote:Paul- didn't notice the DVD option. Does it have English subtitles?

INo idea...It should be here by teusday at the latest, I´ll let you know ....
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Paul RH wrote:So far around 250 copies have been sold in 4 days


So there's only 150 English text copies left? Can you er, stop talking about it then? b-)

Too late...I´ve blagged it up all over the place :d
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Paul RH » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:04 am

SteveJ wrote:I suspect I've already seen most of the photos through their website. I'd love to see a DVD of the project with English subtitles.

Ok..I´ve just watched it. It kicks off with a couple of minutes of re-enactors, filmed in sepia..then there´s a short written Explanation..date , time etc of the battle, then 27 minutes of shots of the dio (with Music) ..with stacks of pics, Long shotrs etc, from a load of angles I haven´t seen before, there´s a load of Detail shots. Ends with a short written scroll type ending, how many were killed etc.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SteveJ » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:42 pm

Thanks Paul- well it doesn't sound like the sort of DVD I was envisaging. I'd have liked an 'instruction' style DVD with video of the model actually being constructed. And I refuse to buy 30 min DVDs, unless they're going very cheap.
I think the book still looks the most attractive option- may have to sneak it onto the Xmas list b-)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Peewee » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:11 pm

Last week I have mostly been reading...

Wavell; Soldier & Statesman, by Victoria Scholfield - Biography of the much underrated man himself. Altogether a more scholarly and substantial affair than the Miller biography of Slim (about a hundred pages more substantial). An enjoyable read, and a worthy testament to the subject.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby grizzlymc » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:52 pm

Is that a new book, the title is familiar..

I agree, Wavells the problem was he and Churchill just didn't communicate well. I have often wondered how he would have fared if Brooke was CIGS from word go.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Peewee » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:56 pm

My edition is a Pen & Sword from 2010. I don't think it's a reprint of an earlier tome.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Giles » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:07 pm

Yes, that Wavell bio came out a few years ago. I'm enjoying the Miller Slim bio, but then I'm no expert on the subject so am catching up on stuff I ought to know. The absence of maps is a disgrace, though.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Der Alte Fritz » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:58 am

I'm reading "Napoleons Conquest of Prussia - 1806" [-X
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby coggon » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:22 pm

Finally got to the top of the library's waiting list for "The Men Who Lost America". Enjoying it so much I may have to buy it.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Eccles » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:58 pm

Narratives of the French and Indian War.
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