Book Review: Tried and Valiant (youtube video)

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Book Review: Tried and Valiant (youtube video)

Postby kerchi » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:43 pm

Just found this on youtube regarding the above titled book: Tried and Valiant, by Douglas Sutherland.

I don't agree with a couple of things he says between 3:25 and 3:40.....a bit cheeky really >:( .....but you get the general idea.

This is a GREAT Border Regiment book that I heartily recommend to anyone who does not yet own it!

In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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Re: Book Review: Tried and Valiant (youtube video)

Postby plbramham » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:15 pm

Hi Chris, Who is this guy -is he a book dealer?
I reckon the average price for the book should be about £8. Don't be fooled by being told that it is a "first edition" to inflate the price. I don't believe that there ever were any further editions printed.
I does give a decent general outline of the regiment, but not a lot of detail.
I think that he is wrong in saying it is addressed to "Mayor" - I reckon that should be "Major"?
Do you think that this is a case of "someone with a little knowledge ....."?
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Re: Book Review: Tried and Valiant (youtube video)

Postby kerchi » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:44 pm

Paul, I don't know who he is but he seems to have a lot of memorabilia in his collection just by looking at the background but I guess that doesn't automatically make someone an expert. I reckon he collects all sorts but he has got a couple of nice Border Regiment books I'd like, that's for sure.

Such book reviews should really be informative and sadly this guy doesn't do a great job in providing the 'specifics' and 'detail' of a book that someone might use his videos to find out more about it. But, I guess, the basics are a starting point and better than nothing at all. I still found it interesting.
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