What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Redcoat 57 » 23 Mar 2017 22:59

I hope you enjoy it Derbys!

Mark - It is not too difficult to find copies of either Battlefield Heroes or Heroes of the Battlefield but the condition is often poor as it seems to have been aimed at the mass market and so was cheaply made.

I would be very interested to hear others opinions of the book.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Mark » 24 Mar 2017 10:05

Thanks, Eric!

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Rural53 » 17 Sep 2017 09:57

DEEDS NOT WORDS A narrative of events connected with the Victorian Naval Forces from their beginning until the emergence of the Royal Australian Navy. by Wilson P. Evans. The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne 1971. Before Federation in 1901 Australia consisted of six separate British self-governing colonies. This is the history of the colony of Victoria's navy. I found a copy of this book in a second hand bookshop in Adelaide last year and have finally finished reading it. Dust cover below.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby 95th » 26 Sep 2017 15:20

I'm currently enjoying reading Chesterfield's military heritage by Gerry van tonder. It spans a large period from the medieval to present.I was very pleased to learn that a small rifle range I used to use when I was a child was formerly a victorian drill hall range but sadly it was demolished in the late 80s.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby 95th » 27 Sep 2017 20:31

Finished my chesterfield book today and starting this one tomorrow.I don't know why my pictures haven't come out properly.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Mark » 02 Oct 2017 09:12

I often visit antique bookshops on the look out for Victorian period works written by the men who were there. I am quite amazed how cheap they can be. I recently picked up Forty-one years in India: From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief by Frederick Sleigh Roberts from a dusty shop in Cheltenham. It was £3!

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby 95th » 08 Oct 2017 21:01

You can't beat a good bargain!I bought A soldiers experience from the local flea market for £6 and a copy of heroes of the battlefield from eBay for £8 and free delivery!
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