I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.
This thread has been quiet for far too long!
Special thanks to our own Doug Buhler for his kind assistance in having the veteran, former SS Unterscharfuhrer Fred Umbrich dedicate his biography for me. Fred's tale of conscription into the Prinz Eugen Division and subsequent action in the brutal Balkans campaign battling partisans and subsequent imprisonment and near-starvation in Italy is a wonderful story of luck, fear, dedication, comradeship and sheer will to live. It is an honour to have this man's signed biography in my library.
Very nice, Glenn! It's really great to see pictures of him signing it. Doug's the man!
Very true Luke, Doug was very kind and went to some lengths to arrange for Mr Umbrich to sign both mine and a number of other people's copies.
That's great Glenn! Luke, time to track down an address for him!
The signatures certainly add another dimension to the books.
Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.