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#1 LenT

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:24 AM

Arras by Peter Barton and Jeremy Banning currently on sale at Naval and Military Press for £11.95p when the full price is £30. What a bargain for any one who does not already have it.

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#2 J Banning

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:43 PM

That is even cheaper than I can get them for! Amazing what discount they can put on a book.
Thanks for pointing this out Len.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

Order placed. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:31 PM

Me too! Hopefully will go to fill the Arras deficit in my Great War knowledge!

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:58 PM

I wish one day "Passchendaele" would be on sale too, currently it would cost 300 dollars at amazon

http://www.amazon.co...ntt_at_ep_dpt_6

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:12 PM

Definition:

Bargain = An expenditure of £15 (inc delivery) on Saturday morning for an item that, on Friday night, I had not the slightest suspicion that I either wanted or needed.

Still, that's effective advertising for you. Notice how N&M make you trawl through the entirety of their special offer list, all zillion pages, to find the book. Still, it does look like a bargain. I remember another member of the La Boisselle group complaining that his (then) recent (and excellent) book was cheaper on Amazon that it was to himself through his publisher.

Apart from the on-cost of another bookcase, I look forward to seeing it for the same reasons as Simon (#4)

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:48 PM

Glad to see Len's post has fired up some interest! I've just ordered a dozen copies as I have some talks lined up.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

Fascinating Jeremy that you have to go to an outlet to buy copies of your own book at the best price! Posted Image

Just be careful to tell everybody in your talks that it's a boring place to visit. I would hate to meet the kinds of crowds I experienced at Tyne Cot on Saturday in my wanders of the future. Posted Image

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:57 PM

Glad to flag up such an excellent book. Last summer I used it and Linesman to have a very enjoyable and rewarding trip around Arras and the infamous Railway Triangle. Hat off to you Jeremy and Peter for producing such a good book.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:26 AM

This essential piece soon to be added to the collection!




Just be careful to tell everybody in your talks that it's a boring place to visit. I would hate to meet the kinds of crowds I experienced at Tyne Cot on Saturday in my wanders of the future. Posted Image

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So I take it we won't see you in Arras in 2017? :whistle:

Hope to be part of this if they ever do it again


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

I too am very pleased for the `heads up` on this book. My order has been placed.
If i may say so, all these books are excellent.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

So I take it we won't see you in Arras in 2017? :whistle:



With any luck I'll be living there by then Alex. In fact by 2015 if the MOD do the business and strip us of students by then! :D

You are very welcome for the anniversary - I reckon I might suddenly have lots of good friends in 1917 so you might have to fix the trip early.:P

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:42 PM

wish one day "Passchendaele" would be on sale too, currently it would cost 300 dollars at amazon

http://www.amazon.co...ntt_at_ep_dpt_6

hi just had a look on amazon.fr, and it is at 167 euros, thought you might find that interestingmags
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:39 PM

I wish one day "Passchendaele" would be on sale too, currently it would cost 300 dollars at amazon

http://www.amazon.co...ntt_at_ep_dpt_6


Loads available here
http://www.amazon.co...&condition=used

and some here
http://www.abebooks....n=passchendaele

Well worth getting.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:05 PM

I know it is available, but it exceed my monthly budget for book

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:34 AM

With any luck I'll be living there by then Alex. In fact by 2015 if the MOD do the business and strip us of students by then! :D

You are very welcome for the anniversary - I reckon I might suddenly have lots of good friends in 1917 so you might have to fix the trip early.:P

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I plan on having you guide my brother and I around the fields before then anyways so that works!!

My goal is to get my band to play the massive Main Square festival in town. Of course we'll be rich and famous enough to buy you the Wellington Caves so you can correct that sign saying the offensive was a diversion B)

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:24 PM

Thanks for all of the nice comments about the Arras book. As for Passchendaele, the publishers will reprint this - but it may be for 2017 so you may have to wait until then! No plans as yet for any substantial revisions to the book but I'll let the forum know if and when we get a fixed date for reprint.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:31 PM

I plan on having you guide my brother and I around the fields before then anyways so that works!!

My goal is to get my band to play the massive Main Square festival in town. Of course we'll be rich and famous enough to buy you the Wellington Caves so you can correct that sign saying the offensive was a diversion B)


You will be most welcome.

Not in the square any more I'm afraid, but I promise to come if you play Posted Image

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:53 PM

Glad to say that my copy arrived today. It looks really good. Thanks to Peter and Jeremy for producing such wonderful and useful books.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:30 AM

My copy arrived yesterday and first impressions it looks superb, it seems a shame to remove it from the plastic bag keeping it clean.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

I have the book "Passchendaele Unseen Panoramas" and whilst it is a very interesting and well illustrated tome in practical terms its weight and size in my opinion make it very difficult to read and just holding it in a normal reading position leads to cramp. Yes a good book but is it the type of book which you actually read from cover to cover or as in my case just dip into now and again. I have not got the Arras edition so my comments may not apply to that.

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PS I see that Arras weighs in at 3.6lbs and Passchendaele 5lbs

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

It is still an unwieldy book, luckily i found an old reading stand in a junk shop, cleaned it up, gave it a fresh coat of polish, and it does the job nicely.I also shortened it so i can read from a sitting position.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

PS I see that Arras weighs in at 3.6 lbs and Passchendaele 6.6 lbs


Hi Norman - would you be able to give me your source for these figures? Thanks

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

Arras

Passchendaele is from my copy .......... what do you make it?

Norman

Added: Reweighed Passchendaele correct weight 5lbs

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

I have no idea - I must say I have never thought about weighing books.

I have just logged on to the GWF and see that you have amended the weight for Passchendaele. It did seem a little high to me as it is only another 150 pages so didn't see how it could double the weight.