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REVIEW
British Trucks of World War 2
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 08:49 AM UTC
Randy Harvey reviews Tankograd''s new book on British trucks of the Second World War.

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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 09:49 AM UTC
Thanks for getting this posted. I am curious about one thing. Why are there only 9 of the 29 scans I sent in being shown?

Thank you,
Randy
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 10:53 AM UTC
Randy, many publishers do not want too many of their images posted, after all that is a big part of the book! Nine are more than sufficient, combined with your text, to give the readers an idea if this is something that would appeal to them. I meant to let you know about this but got awful busy for a while.
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 11:12 AM UTC
No problem. I just thought maybe all of the scans didn't arrive or something. The reason I had so many scans was because I thought it would be nice to show one vehicle from each of the manufacturers featured in the book. Anyway no foul, I was just curious.

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Randy
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 10:03 AM UTC
Thanks for the review of this Randy; I saw reference to this the other day, and your review has, I think, confirmed that this looks like a very interesting book (for those that like this kind of thing...) in terms of the breadth and depth of coverage. Just from the pages shown I recognised a few vehicles that previously I had only seen in the Bart Vanderveen Observer book, but of course in that book the reproductions are closer to postage stamp size!
Love that Matador / Valentine half track. I can see a kit just waiting to get out.
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 10:57 PM UTC
Hi Randy,

Sorry - I should have dropped you a note when I was posting the review, but got carrried away with getting it up. As James said, the number of pages has to be kept down on books because we don't want to give so many that the reader no longer needs to buy the book! I appreciate your desire to illustrate all the different makes - I have the same hard decisions when I write Tankograd reviews!

The problem now is that you've made me want to buy a copy...

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 11:24 AM UTC

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Thanks for the review of this Randy



You're welcome Matthew. Thank you for the feedback, I do appreciate it. It is a very nice book with many interesting vehicles shown. It will be an excellent resource book for my future reviews.


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Love that Matador / Valentine half track.



I really like that one too, it was one of my favorites from the book. It would make an excellent kit...or for someone ambitious enough...a fun scratch-build project!!


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Sorry - I should have dropped you a note when I was posting the review



Not a problem Tom. I really like the way you present my reviews. You do an excellent job with them. I would have liked to have had all of my scans shown..but I see the point.


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The problem now is that you've made me want to buy a copy...



Sorry about that....but.......I guess that my review worked!!

Thanks again everyone. I do appreciate everything.

Randy