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Inhaltsangabe: A dual-language, English and French in parallel columns, book about the Normandy campaign in 1944. It tells of the search for the battlefield in the Norman bocage on which Corporal Sidney Bates (no relation) of the 1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment of the British 3 Division earned the posthumous award of the Victoria Cross on August 6, 1944. It is also a 'search' for the personality of this brave cockney boy – he was 23 years old when he died – in preparation for the forthcoming biography about him to be titled: Sidney Bates, VC, A True Camberwell Boy.
The book also exposes slanders perpetrated by Daryl Zanuck in his movie of Cornelius Ryan's splendid book, The Longest Day, and by Chester Wilmot in his much-acclaimed book, The Struggle for Europe.
It has been well received by such noted authors of the Normandy campaign as Carlo D'Este, Sir John Keegan, Paul Fussell, Sir David Fraser and others.
About the Author: As a very junior subaltern, Tom Bates served as second-in-command of 48 Indian Infantry Brigade Signal Section of 17 Indian Infantry Division, the famous Black Cat division of the British/Indian XIV Army. He was in the fighting in World War II against the Japanese in Burma and Manipur State, India. Born, brought up and educated in India, after the war he set out to find out who his father was. It was while researching Bateses that he came across the story of Sidney Bates, the 'true Camberwell boy'. Although he is not, as far as he knows, related to Sidney Bates, VC, he spent 17 years researching this book in England, Scotland, Wales, Canada and Normandy.
Tom Bates, approaching 80, is now an American citizen. He lives in Berkeley, California. He continues to write books, mainly about military history, and is still searching for 'Daddy'!
Buchbeschreibung BATES BOOKS. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Military>World War II>Europe>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978094599203501. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 01978094599203501
Buchbeschreibung Bates Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0945992033I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Bates, Berkeley, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First. very nice copy; larger-format. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 014715
Buchbeschreibung Thomas J. Bates, 2000. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. with 201 pages. black and white illustrations. text in english and french. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 018035
Buchbeschreibung Bates Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0945992033 Bates, Thomas J. and Lummis. Normandy: The Search for Sidney. NP: NP, ND. Book condition: Very good. 'Review copy not for re-sale' stamped on both pastedowns. Minor shelf wear to lower edge of boards. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. In French and English. Detailed account of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers UBATNOR00SP
Buchbeschreibung Bates Books, Berkeley, Calif, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Quarto in a yellow DJ ; xviii, 201 p : illus, maps, ports ; 28 cm. Author signed, inscribed, and dated title page // World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy. A fine bright clean copy in a slightly sunned spine else near fine DJ First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 31293
Buchbeschreibung Bates Books, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 0945992033. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IM175825
Buchbeschreibung Bates Books, Berkeley, Normandy, Dumfries, Bangalore, 2000. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Not Stated. HEAVY. xviii, 201 pages, b/w ills throughout, maps of The Battles of Normandy and Perrier Ridge, North & Northeast of Caen, Operation Bluecoat, Hillman & Morris, Sword beach, and Hillman sketch map. Printed in double-column with English on the left and Frenchy on the right. Decorative cloth boards, gilt, in dust-jacket. The first part of the book is the account of a search, four decades after the event, for the exact place where Corporal Sidney 'Basher' Bates, almost alone, repulsed a force of panzer-grenadiers, thereby preventing the destruction of his unit, the 1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment. For this action on 6 August 1944, Bates was awarded a posthumous VC. The second part tells the story of Madame Lenauld and the part she, her family and village played in the D-Day saga. The third part of the book gives a detailed account of the 1st Battalion The Suffolk Regiment fighting in its first action since the escape from Dunkirk in 1940. Size: 4to. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 024492
Buchbeschreibung Bates Books, Berkeley, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Blurbs by Paul Fussell and John Keegan. Bilingual edition - English and French. Black and white illustrations throughout. First edition. "Review Copy Not for Re-Sale" stamped on paste-downs, else fine in a near fine (chipped along the top edge of the front flap) dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9376
Buchbeschreibung California, 2000., 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. Large format, 201pp., black/white illustrations, maps. Bilingual text [English/French in adjoining columns]. Mint in Mint dustwrapper. Signed by Tom Bates on fep. Corporal Sidney 'Basher' Bates, Royal Norfolk Regiment, was awarded a posthumous VC for his actions on 6 August 1944. This book details the search for the exact location of his action, and gives accounts of other British involvement on the day. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 218