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Author:  manxie1944 [ Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:25 am ]
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Hello all!
For all those who are after a copy of the HG bible, I have ordered a copy of Jon Mills book " the insignia and uniforms of the LDV and Home Guard 1940-44" from MLRS books ltd. Cost was £30.00 plus postage.

Just got off the phone to the chap there who was very helpfull,so I should be getting it in the next few days. They actually print off copies as and when you need them.

Contact 01298 71894 or see their website.

cheers

Baz

Author:  chenab [ Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:43 am ]
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Brilliant - copy ordered should be with me next week.

Tony

Author:  britishwardog [ Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:05 pm ]
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Can we make this thread a 'sticky' for future reference?

Author:  LEI-12-HG [ Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:10 pm ]
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Er, advance warning chaps - just be careful when using the photos as reference: in the reprint versions I have seen, the colours are way out and the reproduction quality is v. poor. Occasionally the original ring-bound versions come up on ebay - one went a couple of weeks ago for about £28. Apparently an updated version of the original with new/more photos/info will be produced in the future.

Author:  major hazard [ Thu Sep 22, 2011 14:43 pm ]
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LEI-12-HG wrote:
Er, advance warning chaps - just be careful when using the photos as reference: in the reprint versions I have seen, the colours are way out and the reproduction quality is v. poor. Occasionally the original ring-bound versions come up on ebay - one went a couple of weeks ago for about £28. Apparently an updated version of the original with new/more photos/info will be produced in the future.

Agree. great bit of advice. the ring bound one certainly differs in quality to the "reprint"
Good call

Author:  chenab [ Thu Sep 22, 2011 15:03 pm ]
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Oh well - I'll see what the reprint is like when it arrives.

At least this way I get a copy since my attempt to get one direct has had no response from the author :(

Be interesting to compare it with the illustrated guide that has come out recently.

Tony

Author:  unionjack [ Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:42 am ]
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I bought a 'bound' copy that was sealed in cellophane and was very disappointed when I opened it.

As said, the printing, photographs, and colour reproduction are truly awful. It's as if the printer was running out of ink.

For a fairly expensive book it's really not good enough.

Author:  manxie1944 [ Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:07 am ]
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Just recieved my copy in the post, and as some guys have already stated the printing of the photos and insignia is very poor. The information is second to none, but very dissapointed in the quailty for what is an expensive reprint.

Live and learn!

Baz

Author:  MattGibbs [ Sat Oct 01, 2011 19:10 pm ]
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Who is selling it, is it the authors publisher or the authors themselves? I thought it looked like some one had scanned it and cranked some off on a colour printer or a colour copier.

Regards
Matt

Author:  unionjack [ Sat Oct 01, 2011 19:27 pm ]
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I thought it looked like someone had printed it using carved potatoes and poster paint.

Author:  slick63 [ Sun Feb 17, 2019 15:18 pm ]
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A first edition spiral bound copy on Abe books for £75 if anyone is interested. Too steep for my interest though.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?isbn=&an=mills%20jon&tn=space%20single%20day%20insignia%20uniforms&n=100121503&cm_sp=mbc-_-ats-_-used

Author:  REME 245 [ Wed Mar 20, 2019 18:33 pm ]
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Jon Mills has been talking about doing a new edition of this book on the British Military Badge Forum. He is asking for some of the letter / number combinations he was missing when the book was originally published, so hopefully within the next 12 months it should be back on the market.

Author:  slick63 [ Wed Mar 20, 2019 21:21 pm ]
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REME 245 wrote:
Jon Mills has been talking about doing a new edition of this book on the British Military Badge Forum. He is asking for some of the letter / number combinations he was missing when the book was originally published, so hopefully within the next 12 months it should be back on the market.

That`s good news if it happens :)

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