Tuesday, 16 February 2016
We did the habitual trip to Tavistock today in search of welly boots, birthday presents and second hand books. There's an excellent Oxfam bookshop and a good second hand book stall in the pannier market which together usually turn up something worthwhile. I also had a very filling and rather ill advised full English breakfast.
Anyway, this time the emporia produced a trio of books on the campaign in Normandy to add to the overloaded shelves in the sitting room. The Mont Pincon book is of the greatest interest, dealing as it does with the 43rd Wessex Division and 8th Armoured Brigade, a long standing wargaming theme of mine.
The other two titles are both hardback and in excellent condition, although neither are as directly relevant to my area of background research, if that's what you can call it. They're both jam packed full of photos, maps, first hand accounts and diagrams though, so definitely a positive addition to the book pile. Good stuff!