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Discussion in 'Book Swap' started by clem660, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. clem660

    clem660 New Member

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    Hi all
    I am new to this forum, having been on WWi forum
    I served from 1962, (as soon as I was old enough) until 1975, so I suppose I am a sprog to a lot of you.
    Since I retired in 2009 with severe arthritis and partial sight I have taken up my hobby of painting. I showed a painting to a collegue in the RBL and ended up painting several different Army Crests.
    To cut a long story short, I found it difficult to obtain the information I needed in one book or web site, so I decided to create my own.

    An Illustrated Guide To British Army Crests 1633 - 2010 took 3 years to finish, 445 pages of crests/Badges with formation dates, name/title changes, amalgamations and disbandments, Mottoes translated, and nickname origins The Paintings are A4 size in colour acrylics. I have sold 5 so far to associations at a cost of £45 inc p+p and have donated 10% of profits to the Army Benevolent Fund

    If anyone would like a copy I have a few left. I can send email attachments to give a better idea
     
  2. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Howdy. You're certainly no sprog to me. I was not born yet in 1962.
     
  3. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer Member

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    That sounds like a very useful and worthy piece of work!

    I'd suggest you create a version for an Ebook and self-publish on Amazon. I think you'd sell a lot of them!
     
  4. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Quite an impressive feat. I was born in 1947, so we're probably contemporaries. I'm not sure about purchasing your volume, but I would appreciate an email showing some of what you have. My email is louisrusso at psualum.com.
     
  5. clem660

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    Hi Lou
    Will send you some of the details let me know if any Regt (Regular)army you interested in
    Barry
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    No Regt in particular. I'm just interested in what you have produced.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I got your email with a sample of what you have produced. All I can say is it's simply amazing. You certainly have produced a masterpiece. While I have no need for the whole book, I can see where it would be useful, especially to our British kin. I would suggest that that you register at our sister site ww2talk.com. They have a more British/Continental bent and your book may fire some interest there.
     

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