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    First an apology - not been around much of late. Nothing wrong, just general busyness. Aaaaaaaaaaaanyways, I have a passion for books and a passion for rooting around in charity shops. Just thought it would be nice to share some of the lovely books I've managed to find.

    This lot was the haul (and haul is pretty accurate) from last Wednesday. The seven books cost me a grand total of a tenner, and the three on the Home Front are brand harry spankers. The two books with the black & white photos on the cover are part of Time-Life's WW2 series; on the left is the one on the Italian Campaign and on the right is "Prelude to War".
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    nice - i got some nice books and even photos in thrift stores.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    The ''MEN OF STEEL'' just from the title will be fantastic to read.It will descrides the hardest soldiers of all time IMO:The SS Panzer corps

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    Nice military book finds. I also own and have read
    'Men Of Steel' - it is very good.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    In that case, I'll make sure to read it Most of what I've got / read is on the allied forces.

    I actually bought "Men of Steel" and "Fortress Europe" for my mum. She was a little girl in occupied Belgium during the war and that sort of thing interests her. Doesn't mean it doesn't interest me too

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    Not a charity shop find per se, but mum and I volunteer for a local charity. This was dropped in a box of junk to dispose of after the monthly jumble sale. Needless to say, my mum has an eagle eye and brought this for me.

    Ordanance survey map sheet 111 (Bath & Bristol), one inch to one statute mile, published in 1941 by the War Office. There are a couple of holes in the folds, but otherwise the sheet is in pretty good nick. Now I'm wondering whether anyone can tell me if maps like this were available to the general public, or whether their use was restricted to the military and the civil defence services...

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    Not a charity shop find per se, but mum and I volunteer for a local charity. This was dropped in a box of junk to dispose of after the monthly jumble sale. Needless to say, my mum has an eagle eye and brought this for me.

    Ordanance survey map sheet 111 (Bath & Bristol), one inch to one statute mile, published in 1941 by the War Office. There are a couple of holes in the folds, but otherwise the sheet is in pretty good nick. Now I'm wondering whether anyone can tell me if maps like this were available to the general public, or whether their use was restricted to the military and the civil defence services...

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    FieldenMaps.info / OS Map Series Illustrated Guide / 1-inch War Revisions
    According to this site they were produced for military use only!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Thanks Gunny, that's nice to know Thanks for looking it up.

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    No idea on a date, but for 2 you can't go wrong
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    Nice finds! especially like the wartime map, I've got a thing for old maps for some reason!

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