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by gate1
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 'Declan Smith' - beware
Replies: 3
Views: 974

'Declan Smith' - beware

Some months ago I was contacted via someone else, by a 'Declan Smith' (declansmith14@hotmail.com) , who asked if he could have a scan of a photograph or two I had allowed to be used in a book about 617 Squadron, claiming that he was working on a project with the Gulf War veteran John Nichol. I duly ...
by gate1
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Books and DVD's Section
Topic: Another Dam Book !!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3493

Re: Another Dam Book !!!!

Simple solution, when you see it ignore it!
by gate1
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Books and DVD's Section
Topic: Another Dam Book !!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3493

Re: Another Dam Book !!!!

Why thankyou...! Well its moving. Mine will be (at the moment) three volumes. The first in five sections covers the aircraft and bombs, with some stunning CGI images of the Lancaster developed from the original Avro engineering drawings. Vol 2 concentrates on the Squadron, with profiles and photos o...
by gate1
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Books and DVD's Section
Topic: Dambusters Vol 1: The Rise of Precision Bombing March 1943-M
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Dambusters Vol 1: The Rise of Precision Bombing March 19

Just as a postscript to this post. I have been asked by my publisher to check the text for plagiarism, and have found that it contains 263 photos, of which 160 are taken directly from five other books, complete with their captions. Another 80 or so are also copied from other boks with 'generic' titl...
by gate1
Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: P47 "Jug"
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: P47 "Jug"

I have a number of people who would have wanted them, and I should have picked up many more, especially considering a large wad of about 1000 landed about 20 feet from me!
by gate1
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: P47 "Jug"
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: P47 "Jug"

Great to finally meet you today Max, and what a superb day!

Alex
by gate1
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Books and DVD's Section
Topic: Dambusters Vol 1: The Rise of Precision Bombing March 1943-M
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Dambusters Vol 1: The Rise of Precision Bombing March 19

Hi Steve

Its a Swedish book (Leandoer & Ekholm) by a New Zealand Author, Sam Olsen. I am told the second volume is much of the same.
by gate1
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Books and DVD's Section
Topic: Dambusters Vol 1: The Rise of Precision Bombing March 1943-M
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Dambusters Vol 1: The Rise of Precision Bombing March 1943-M

I had a call from a friend of mine who works in a bookshop in London about this at the weekend. Its a large hardback volume, the first of two, retailing at £45.00. When I saw it I was disappointed to say the least. For a start almost the entire photo contents have been featured in other books over t...
by gate1
Mon May 21, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Schiffer Ltd
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Schiffer Ltd

Steve,

It isnt for me, but then again, for those mentioned its their livlihood. But on other aspects they say they are not good to work for - control over your work, contact with the publisher, etc etc.