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    Hi Guys, I was at a show over the Holiday weekend. Near our camp was a large wheelie bin. One of our guys went to dump some rubbish and mentioned a dealer had dumped a lot of books in the bin. We rescued these from destruction and these were my share of the haul. All WW2 dated and now safe in my collection.

    Criminal to throw something like this away!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    One man's trash is another man's treasure! Congrats!

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    It goes to show that no matter what it is we collect, the things we gather so much enjoyment and learning from, some will always think of as rubbish.
    I shudder to think of the treasures that have been condemed to the bin over time...........

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    Indeed!

    I hate to see anything historical destroyed.

    The book on Air Force Poetry is rather nice. Just found the poem "Johnny" which features in the 1945 film "The way to the stars". I just thought that was part of the film script and not an actual work.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I've posted these before over time but here are my discarded treasures......
    The flying helmet was found by my Mum in a 'dressing up' box at the school where she worked and the helmet and shell dressing bag I found at work in some cabinets due to be scrapped.
    Non militaria related I found a shoe box in a bin, again, at work containing about two hundred envelopes all stamped with Victorian and Edwardian stamps, some containing letters and one on headed Longleat paper from the Marquess of Bath!
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    Good job, Ade! I cringe when people destroy books.

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    Unfortunatley Ade it shows that some dealers actually care nothing at all for History itself , well rescued
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Some people have no idea

    Good to see they are in a good home now

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Nice rescue Ade.

    I was looking at buying two of those very titles the other day.......and you get them from a bin !!!!



    Steve T

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    great find and shame that these were binned, the best things are always free

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