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  • Hanno Spoelstra
    New Concord book written by David Fletcher: http://www.ospreypublishing.com/title_detail.php/title=S9835 About this book The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 2, 2006
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      New Concord book written by David Fletcher:
      http://www.ospreypublishing.com/title_detail.php/title=S9835

      About this book
      The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was a brilliant innovation; the
      design and development of a tank that could float and even 'swim' in
      water was controversial. Each tank was enveloped in a waterproofed
      canvas screen, launched at sea from landing craft and then 'swam' to
      shore, where the screens were deflated, allowing the tanks to
      operate as fighting vehicles. This book discusses the Sherman DD's
      many variants, including the prototype Valentine DD tank and
      examines the successes and tragic failures on the beaches of
      Normandy and further into North-West Europe, including the challenge
      of crossing the River Rhine.

      Contents
      Introduction
      Design and development
      Operational History
      Variants
      Colour plate commentary
    • Ray Merriam
      Umm, it s an Osprey book, not Concord... Sincerely, Ray Merriam Owner Merriam Press World War II military history publisher 218 Beech Street Bennington VT
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 2, 2006
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        Umm, it's an Osprey book, not Concord...

        Sincerely,

        Ray Merriam
        Owner
        Merriam Press
        World War II military history publisher
        218 Beech Street
        Bennington VT 05201 USA

        Phone: 802-447-0313
        E-mail: ray@...
        Web site: http://www.merriam-press.com


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        New Concord book written by David Fletcher:
        http://www.ospreypublishing.com/title_detail.php/title=S9835

        About this book
        The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was a brilliant innovation; the
        design and development of a tank that could float and even 'swim' in
        water was controversial. Each tank was enveloped in a waterproofed
        canvas screen, launched at sea from landing craft and then 'swam' to
        shore, where the screens were deflated, allowing the tanks to
        operate as fighting vehicles. This book discusses the Sherman DD's
        many variants, including the prototype Valentine DD tank and
        examines the successes and tragic failures on the beaches of
        Normandy and further into North-West Europe, including the challenge
        of crossing the River Rhine.

        Contents
        Introduction
        Design and development
        Operational History
        Variants
        Colour plate commentary






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      • Hanno Spoelstra
        Oops! Pardon me.... It was the excitement, sir! ;-) Hanno
        Message 3 of 4 , Feb 3, 2006
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          Oops! Pardon me....
          It was the excitement, sir! ;-)

          Hanno


          At 01:35 3-2-2006 -0500, you wrote:
          >Umm, it's an Osprey book, not Concord...
          >
          >Sincerely,
          >
          >Ray Merriam
          >Owner
          >Merriam Press
          >World War II military history publisher
          >218 Beech Street
          >Bennington VT 05201 USA
          >
          >Phone: 802-447-0313
          >E-mail: ray@...
          >Web site: http://www.merriam-press.com
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          > From: Hanno Spoelstra
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          > Sent: Thursday, 02 February 2006 5:48 AM
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          > New Concord book written by David Fletcher:
          > http://www.ospreypublishing.com/title_detail.php/title=S9835
          >
          > About this book
          > The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was a brilliant innovation; the
          > design and development of a tank that could float and even 'swim' in
          > water was controversial. Each tank was enveloped in a waterproofed
          > canvas screen, launched at sea from landing craft and then 'swam' to
          > shore, where the screens were deflated, allowing the tanks to
          > operate as fighting vehicles. This book discusses the Sherman DD's
          > many variants, including the prototype Valentine DD tank and
          > examines the successes and tragic failures on the beaches of
          > Normandy and further into North-West Europe, including the challenge
          > of crossing the River Rhine.
          >
          > Contents
          > Introduction
          > Design and development
          > Operational History
          > Variants
          > Colour plate commentary
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        • w_jacque@msn.com
          That s okay, thank you for the head s up and the link. My copy is on backorder. Walter ... From: Hanno Spoelstra To:
          Message 4 of 4 , Feb 3, 2006
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            That's okay, thank you for the head's up and the link. My copy is on backorder.

            Walter

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            Oops! Pardon me....
            It was the excitement, sir! ;-)

            Hanno


            At 01:35 3-2-2006 -0500, you wrote:
            >Umm, it's an Osprey book, not Concord...
            >
            >Sincerely,
            >
            >Ray Merriam
            >Owner
            >Merriam Press
            >World War II military history publisher
            >218 Beech Street
            >Bennington VT 05201 USA
            >
            >Phone: 802-447-0313
            >E-mail: ray@...
            >Web site: http://www.merriam-press.com<http://www.merriam-press.com/>
            >
            >
            > ----- Original Message -----
            > From: Hanno Spoelstra
            > To: G104@yahoogroups.com
            > Sent: Thursday, 02 February 2006 5:48 AM
            > Subject: [G104] "Swimming Shermans"
            >
            >
            >
            > New Concord book written by David Fletcher:
            > http://www.ospreypublishing.com/title_detail.php/title=S9835<http://wwwospreypublishing.com/title_detail.php/title=S9835>
            >
            > About this book
            > The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was a brilliant innovation; the
            > design and development of a tank that could float and even 'swim' in
            > water was controversial. Each tank was enveloped in a waterproofed
            > canvas screen, launched at sea from landing craft and then 'swam' to
            > shore, where the screens were deflated, allowing the tanks to
            > operate as fighting vehicles. This book discusses the Sherman DD's
            > many variants, including the prototype Valentine DD tank and
            > examines the successes and tragic failures on the beaches of
            > Normandy and further into North-West Europe, including the challenge
            > of crossing the River Rhine.
            >
            > Contents
            > Introduction
            > Design and development
            > Operational History
            > Variants
            > Colour plate commentary
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
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