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by Russell Phillips
10 Jul 2020, 18:28
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Help me choose a book title
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Help me choose a book title

That's a good point. I think I'll avoid "Invasion" and "First", since it covers the whole campaign, not just the initial invasion.
by Russell Phillips
10 Jul 2020, 08:26
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Help me choose a book title
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Help me choose a book title

Thanks Carl. Richard Baber has already said he wants a copy when it comes out :)
by Russell Phillips
09 Jul 2020, 19:12
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Help me choose a book title
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Help me choose a book title

Let us all know when you publish, I look forward to a good read. I hope you are going to make good use of maps? I like a good map or two.... I'll make sure it's announced here. I'm hoping someone will review it for the website ;) I'm hoping to include at least some maps, but I haven't got to that s...
by Russell Phillips
09 Jul 2020, 12:40
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Help me choose a book title
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Help me choose a book title

How many invasions were there? Will there be a follow-up book detailing the second? There was one initial invasion (Operation Ironclad), the goal of which was to take Diego Suarez. The British had initially intended not to take the rest of the island, but then realised that wasn't practical, so the...
by Russell Phillips
07 Jul 2020, 08:29
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Help me choose a book title
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Help me choose a book title

I'm setting this up as a poll, but comments are just as welcome as votes, if not more so :) My next book will be about the battle for Madagascar in WWII. It will cover the entire campaign, from the initial landings to the final Vichy surrender. I’m still undecided about the title, so would appreciat...
by Russell Phillips
07 Jul 2020, 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A BEF Question...can anyone help please?
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: A BEF Question...can anyone help please?

I know about the locomotives that they took over, but my main query is about coaches. The person I am in 'debate' with on Facebook says some LMS Stannier designed coaches were shipped over to France in 1939/40...I disagree, but can't find any evidence, photographic or written, to back up his claim....
by Russell Phillips
15 Jun 2020, 00:09
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: Inspired by... a factory complex is born
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Inspired by... a factory complex is born

Very nice. The building with the chimney looks vaguely familiar. I think my brother-in-law may have had that years ago.
by Russell Phillips
09 Jun 2020, 11:17
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Review: Osprey book about British WWII light tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 451

New Review: Osprey book about British WWII light tanks

There's a new review on the website, of the Osprey book "British Light Tanks 1927–1945 Marks I–VI" by David Fletcher, illustrated by Henry Morshead.

https://sotcw.co.uk/british-light-tanks/
by Russell Phillips
22 May 2020, 15:39
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mirror of Bob Mackenzie’s Website
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Mirror of Bob Mackenzie’s Website

No matter. The important thing is that it's fixed now.
by Russell Phillips
22 May 2020, 11:51
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mirror of Bob Mackenzie’s Website
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Mirror of Bob Mackenzie’s Website

a friend of mine tried the links under France1940 / BBB and found all bar the Battle of Stone link dead... ? Is this just how it was at time mirror was created? Thanks for letting me know, Carl. The issue is now fixed, but it might take a while for the fix to show because it was due to the server c...