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PostPosted: 11 Feb 2013, 08:35 
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Great shots of the Vamp there Mistral :)

Dean, congrats! This book looks interesting for sure. Even saw it listed on a major Swedish book site the other day, very cool. I took the liberty to plug it on my Twitter some week ago with a link to your shop to show some support for you running this site. (In the 'tweet' I intentionally left out the title due to the international and 140 char nature of Twitter... ) :wink: https://twitter.com/GripenNews/status/2 ... 8830713857

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PostPosted: 11 Feb 2013, 08:48 
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Thanks Sig! :smt023


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PostPosted: 01 Mar 2013, 12:36 
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First independant review is in, by Brand South Africa!

http://www.mediaclubsouthafrica.com/ind ... Itemid=112

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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2013, 19:45 
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Hello,

I was in Italy during the month of February to do some research for my doctoral thesis (I don't know if my translation of the last word is correct :oops: )

I returned at home at Toulon last week, and I found the book.

For now, I've only read the first two chapters (formation of SAAF and WWII). But very interesting all these testimonies to find a human side in all these events.

Great book. I can't wait to find time to read more.


I, in particular, read with interest the testimony of Leon Rubens "Invasion of Madagascar", considering the link with French history.
I have a question about it. Is it possible, for me, to post a French translation of this storie on a French forum about aviation ?
Indeed, it is very difficult to find stories about this (very sad) campaign in which our Air Force fought (with a few obsolete aircraft).


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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2013, 22:15 
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Thanks for the feedback ajcrou. :smt023

You have a reply via email. 8)


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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2013, 20:45 
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Dean wrote:
Thanks for the feedback ajcrou. :smt023

You have a reply via email. 8)


Hello,

I sent you the answer to your email


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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2013, 21:05 
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My book has now got so many post-it bookmarks stuck to the pages ... it resembles a Peacock's tail ... and the book contents are just as colourful !!!!

A great story of the inadvertent ejection from an Astra in 2009.
Tumult in the Clouds wrote:
... By this stage, I was pretty certain that my erstwhile passenger was now somewhere between flight level 90 and the potato fields of sector 7 ...
:lol: :lol:

Dean, It's a fantastic collection of great stories. !! =D> :D :smt023

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PostPosted: 13 Mar 2013, 09:12 
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Woohoo!! My SIGNED copy of Deans book was waiting for me when I got home today \:D/ \:D/ :smt023

Oh, in the same package.....From Fledgling to Eagle and SAAF's Border War :D Models or reading......? Decisions, decisions! : :roll:

Thank you Dean and The Air Force Shop :smt023


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PostPosted: 13 Mar 2013, 09:52 
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Decisions .. Decisions ... :-)

I want to get the SAAF border war book ... What's it like?


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The book is very nice - soft cover and contains excellent pictures and drawings of the SAAF's involvement during the Bush war well as operations with the Rhodesian Security forces. Well worth getting IMHO


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I've got "SAAF at War" will "SAAF's border war" add more detail to this book or is it much the same info? It sounds as if I should get this one. Please advise....?

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PostPosted: 13 Mar 2013, 18:22 
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The "SAAF at War" is a picture book (albeit a very valuable picture book), "SAAF's Border War" is a narrative that includes photos and maps.


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PostPosted: 10 Apr 2013, 19:11 
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Dean wrote:
Thanks for the feedback ajcrou. :smt023

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Hello,

Following this discussion, I posted the translation of the adventures in Madagascar of Leon Rubens. But, unfortunately, I have not received interesting answers, to translate to you, except the classics: "very interesting" or "thank you for the informations about this book".

Since then I have continued to seek information about this forgotten campaign Madagascar. Unfortunately, the period of 1940 - 1944 is still difficult to study in France, considering the situation of the country at the time (with the Vichy government). it is still a "taboo subject" in France.
But I found this very interesting site with several picture on Madagacar in the years 1930 - 1940 and some pictures of French aircraft.

http://www.bibert.fr/Joseph_Bibert_fich ... asacar.htm


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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2013, 11:43 
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Yay...got my copy of Dean's book today from my good lady as a 40th Wedding Anniversary present :D :D
Now to track down the author to sign same :lol: :smt117


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Cool! :smt006


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