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    Hi chaps

    Sample page here

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/cwp52gLiuzsR9vHN6

    Of a database fold3.com loaded up for 6000+ DFM recipients.

    Is it just the Tavender work scanned?
    Or something else?
    Dennis Burke
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    Hello,

    The sample page presented here, is a word-for-word scanned copy of p.60 of Volume 1 of Tavender's DFM book (the only thing lacking is the capitalisation "B", and the page number).

    Col.
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    I guessed as much. Still.

    If anyone needs a look up Ive the remains of a years subscription.
    Dennis Burke
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    If it is Tavender's book scanned (and I accept that the two volumes set me back quite a few shillings) is it reasonable for somebody to scan Tavender's work in its entirety or am I missing something here?

    Colin Cummings

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    Well its ancestry/fold3 so I dare say they did it above board. Its not just some chap scannign it to a pirate bay site.

    The source is:

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    Publication Title:
    WWII Distinguished Flying Medals for British Soldiers
    Content Source:
    Naval and Military Press logoNaval and Military Press
    Published on Fold3:
    March 23, 2017
    Last Update:
    March 23, 2017
    Description:
    A listing of approximately six thousand British recipients of the Distinguished Flying Medal from WWII.

    So i guess N&MP sold it to Fold3, something like that

    Now, 2062 pages, how long to download the lot????
    Dennis Burke
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    Tavender wrote a number of these types of volumes before he died, and it depends where copyright resides maybe ?

    Did he retain copyright or did he or his relatives assign it to N and M Press

    I know there are a number of these types volumes recently added to Fold 3

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    My copy of the two volumes (and the Carters' two volumes of DFC) are published by Savannah. I understand that Diana Birch, who I think ran Savannah, may have retired/died. I suppose the copyright might have been sold, particularly when the physical stocks of Tavender's books were exhausted, although the example looks to be a direct copy of the original.

    I am a little sensitive/nervous on these matters. A few years ago, quite a well known person published a shed load of stuff that I had published (my copyright) and when politely reminded of 'the rules', tried to push the blame to somebody else. On the basis that I am pleased that the stuff is out there for people to use, I try not to get too steamed up about it but it would have been nice to have been asked!!!!!

    Colin Cummings

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    The contents of RAF LS&GC 1919 - '41 volume, published by OMRS a few years back, has recently found its way onto the online Forces War Records site. The list was pulled together after extensive research by two authors. I, too, am sensitive about these things. Anyway, I alerted one the authors, who knew nothing about it.
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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