Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

Bookcase Pictures.

Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by von Poop, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    11,290
    Likes Received:
    1,858
    Best view you're going to get.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. YugoslavPartisan

    YugoslavPartisan Drug

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,534
    Likes Received:
    182
    Location:
    Pannonia
    You can see his memoirs on the bottom shelf. (20 red books)

    I also used to read at school and got those wtf looks lol.
     
    ColHessler likes this.
  3. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    11,290
    Likes Received:
    1,858
    BTW, I'm a member at LibraryThing.com, where I keep my "on hand" book list. It's handy for me when I have to remember if I already have a book or not, I can check my catalog on my phone.
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    6,135
    Likes Received:
    1,721
    Location:
    Perfidious Albion
    Swine!
    Already seen your Librarything (bit stalky? You mentioned it here a while back...).
    I wanted to see your MOUND of stuff for scanning etc.. Why d'you think I started this nonsense... ;)
     
    George Patton likes this.
  5. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    11,290
    Likes Received:
    1,858
    I have a four inch thick stack of AARs on Coral Sea on my desk right now. Gotta scan that puppy soon-ish. Right now I'm slamming the NHHC with files to support the 75th anniversary of the raid on Pearl Harbor.
     
  6. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2002
    Messages:
    13,478
    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Location:
    London, England.
    I've now had leisure to browse through some of the other bookshelves posted here ; somehow it's conforting to see many familiar titles ; and then there are the envy-inducing ones, like Adam's Collector Grade 'Sturmgewehr!' and ( as you'd expect ) some tasty armour books.....and Gordon's neatly-binder'ed 'After The Battles' ( unlike my pile of them in the cupboard ).....
     
  7. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    11,290
    Likes Received:
    1,858
    I recently picked up Roscoe's United States Destroyer Operations in World War II and United States Submarine Operations in World War II for $7.99 each.
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    6,135
    Likes Received:
    1,721
    Location:
    Perfidious Albion
    Those bindered ATBs of Gordon's definitely noted here. (Never bought that full set for peanuts years back, mutter, harumph, etc.)
    Bit of book-stacking building there, Martin. Think of that shriven feeling more shelves may bring one day. :)

    My 'rescue in a fire' things on those main shelves is the boxes at the very bottom. A full set of Wheels and Tracks that might make me cry a little if I lost.
    Those and the HMSO British armour series.

    It's odd, because I don't really regard myself as a bibliophile, and treat my books appallingly by some measures, but they are sort of... satisfying.
     
  9. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    11,290
    Likes Received:
    1,858
    #4 is a hardcore bibliophile, you can't tell which books she's read and which are fresh from the store.

    So every once in a while I cut a book to pieces to make PDFing easier and I hear her eyes on the back of my neck.
     
  10. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    2,337
    Location:
    Stirling, Scotland
    And binders individually indexed.
    Yes, I am that pedantic. :eek:

    Proud of these original copies of Hammerton Press' The War Illustrated from both world wars. Bought volume one of the Great War edition in a bookshop in Romsey, Hants when I was twelve, and literally spent the next 25 years collecting the rest.
    Above them you can see the volumes of Twenty Years After; an interwar series which went back to the various battlefields and illustrated them with then and now pictures- which inspired After The Battle, of course.

    [​IMG]

    This is a set I collected as a teenager. In the '70s Marshall Cavendish did this 90 part reprint of WW2 British newspapers with additional sleeves outlining a crucial part of wartime history.

    [​IMG]

    Part one was a reprint of The Daily Mirror from September 4th 1939.

    [​IMG]

    There were also reprints of famous wartime posters, from both sides. This one never recovered from being stuck on my bedroom wall with GPO insulating tape rather than drawing pins...like any sensible person would have thought of...

    [​IMG]
     
    Otto likes this.
  11. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2002
    Messages:
    13,478
    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Location:
    London, England.
    Indeed - 'Set them back on your shelves with your own hands. Arrange them to your own plan, so that if you do not know what is in them, you at least know where they are....' ( Winston S Churchill, 'Thoughts And Adventures') .

    ( Which reminds me - I haven't posted a pic of my Churchill shelf...........)
     
  12. ColHessler

    ColHessler Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    954
    Likes Received:
    257
    Just a little update. I'm halfway through the South Africans at War series, so that shelf looks a little fuller. Plus there is the Nomonhan book.
     

    Attached Files:

  13. ColHessler

    ColHessler Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    954
    Likes Received:
    257
    IMG_0273.JPG

    Now I've finished with the South Africans at War Series.
     
    von Poop, GRW and Otto like this.

Share This Page