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Scott McIntosh
27th November 2007, 02:29
In this series of books how many volumes are there in this one.

I have googled this and can only find reference to three. Is this correct.

On a similar note how many volumes are in Bomber command losses and your very own volumes Ross Coastal command losses.

Thanks in advance.

Errol Martyn
27th November 2007, 02:43
In this series of books how many volumes are there in this one.

I have googled this and can only find reference to three. Is this correct.

On a similar note how many volumes are in Bomber command losses and your very own volumes Ross Coastal command losses.

Thanks in advance.

FCL - 3 volumes (about 50% coverage only, however)
BCL - 8, soon to be 9 (the final volume)
CCL - 1 so far
Also, RAF Bomber Losses in the Middle East & Mediterranean - 1 of 2 so far

Errol

Scott McIntosh
27th November 2007, 21:18
Thanks Errol,

I knew someone would know the answer.

I am expecting the 3 volumes of Fighter command losses in the next few days and would like to get the coastal losses soon. After that I will make a start on the bomber losses.

Can be quite expensive trying to get the books you want but I am sure you know this.

Regards Scott

Andy Ingham
27th November 2007, 23:49
Try using Abebooks you can find most books secondhand at good prices.
http://www.abebooks.co.uk/

Regards
Andy

Errol Martyn
28th November 2007, 02:16
Scott,

For what it is worth, on page 12 of Midland Counties latest Catalogue, No.106, there is advertised a special full set/9-volume price for Bomber Command Losses of 124.87 (saving 34.00 on the normal price).

Errol

Scott McIntosh
29th November 2007, 21:28
Thanks for that Errol,

Well worth considering.

Thanks Andy,

I have a few book sites I use and abe books is sometimes one of them.

Errol Martyn
30th November 2007, 02:49
Scott,

Even better is BookFinder.com

It includes ABEbook listings as well as others.

Errol

Scott McIntosh
30th November 2007, 16:56
Thanks Errol

Thats the one I use often.

However I do find it helps to search in numerous different ways as the search is not always accurate.

I try and search by author name, book name and a number of variations as these sometimes bring up books that have been incorrectly listed but are actually the book you are looking for.

More than one way to skin a cat as they say.

Regards Scott

Scott McIntosh
5th December 2007, 17:11
Hi guys,

got my copies of the three volumes 4/12/07 and I might say quite impressive.

How accurate are the records in terms of actual crew and aircraft comparisons.

ie what are your experiances while dealing with a particular record.

I will be getting the Coastal losses next I think.

Great reading if you like data crunching like I do.

Errol Martyn
5th December 2007, 20:48
Hi guys,

got my copies of the three volumes 4/12/07 and I might say quite impressive.

How accurate are the records in terms of actual crew and aircraft comparisons.

ie what are your experiances while dealing with a particular record.

I will be getting the Coastal losses next I think.

Great reading if you like data crunching like I do.

Scott, sadly not 'quite impressive', as a visit to http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/DCForumID7/204.html
will confirm.

Errol

Scott McIntosh
6th December 2007, 17:41
So

on reflection take these books as a good start but follow up on the data given within.

I myself would love to write a book someday on losses in my area but simply dont have the time at present and I would hope I had exhausted the resources before I published it.

Thanks Errol

Andy Ingham
13th December 2007, 21:47
Fighter Command Losses
I see on www.tesco.com that Volume 1 has been reprinted and goes on sale in January.
http://www.tesco.com/books/product.aspx?R=9781857802863
I wonder if any corrections have been incorporated?