The British Army 2008 : A Free Book

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by gam47, Aug 13, 2008.

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  1. Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I wrote, self-published and sold off the print run in July 2008, of a text entitled :

    "A MOMENT IN TIME" - THE BRITISH ARMY AT A MOMENT IN TIME - 1 JULY 2007 A LOOK AT AND FROM IT OF THE MAKEUP OF THE REGULAR AND TERRITORIAL ARMY. That covers the Army from the end of Operation BANNER to July 2008.

    I have transferred the text into a 12 POINT text, 2.5m pdf file (no photos or illustrations of badges due to copyright), as a FREE item to whoever wants a copy.

    It contains a comprehensive glossary/abbreviation list, with 28 chapters having 27 amplifying annexes, also seven appendices'.

    Covering from the command structure; an ORBAT in army list order (including establishments ie. US TO&E); current military equipment from Jack Knives via Challenger 2 MBT to Communication Systems; training and logistical units (including waterborne and rail). From the smallest unit in the Army to the oddest, ration packs to ammunition. Having comprehensive chapters on the Royal Marines (including Security of Nuclear Weapons) and The Royal Air Force Regiment. The chapter on the UK Special Forces has a annex dealing with the UK civil security and police forces, that of The Parachute Regiment a annex 'The Army and Military Parachuting'. Ceremonial, bands and mascots (and the armies horses), quasi-military bodies, messes and Masonic Lodges.

    Apart from such as lineage, regimental/unit history, and trivia ie. why does a Guardsman's boot have 13 studs?, who is awarded a ceremonial, engraved Kurki, who still uses the Long Bow.

    I have written it as a handbook that I would want to buy.

    So if you want a copy of the file please contact me at : gam47@bigpond.com (you must TYPE this into the address box, do not cut and paste), giving your contact email address within the message (these restrictions are due to my security software).

    Yours,
    G.A.MACKINLAY
     
  2. Email sent...
     
  3. Also sent email - sounds like an interesting read.
     
  4. Ladies and Gentlemen,

    to those who have sent me messages for a copy of the book and who have not DONE so :

    PLEASE PUT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE, AS MY SOFTWARE PROTECTION DOES NOT ALLOW RETURN OF MESSAGES WITHOUT A GREAT DEAL OF EFFORT!
    Yours,
    G/.
     
  5. Sounds good ... email sent
     
  6. It was sent in the body of the message.
     
  7. Sounds interesting, email sent :)
     
  8. Email away
     
  9. Email on route
     
  10. Theres a lot of info in that there book !
     
  11. Very generous offer to share your work. Thanks, email sent
     
  12. email sent
     
  13. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    email sent, thanks in advance.
     
  14. I really, really do hope that this is for real.

    What's nagging me is that I believe in the maxim, "If it's too good to be true, it probably isn't."

    GA Mackinlay has produced other military works, but the e-mail address given in the Googled references is gam47@one.net.au, rather than gam47 @ bigpond.com. They're both Aussie addresses, which gives a bit of confidence, but then, a naughty person would have to be very stupid to use one that ends in .ru or .ng.

    If he has sold off the print run, won't the buyer be a bit displeased that he's giving it away free?

    Has anybody received a copy yet?