Incident at Jebel Sherif

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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Skorpion » 22/2/2010, 08:28

I just finished to read Incident at Jebel Sherif... :D A really well done book covering the interesting aspect of the war "behind the lines", congrats Kuno! I can really recommend this book to all "Afrika" fans. The pictures are very impressive and they really transmit a desert feeling.....I look forward to see more projects in the future!!
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon robc » 23/2/2010, 11:23

A review in the current issue of Milites, one of the two main Italian militaria magazines.

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Passion, as it is well known to our collector friends and history buffs, may move mountains (or most likely dig trenches…), put wings to dreams, commit to the extreme. This is what happened to this group of friends, led by Swiss Kuno Gross and to which the Italian Roberto Chiarvetto belongs, who made their dreams real to tell what they discovered in the middle of the Libyan desert, between the Kufra oasis and nowhere, and especially about the results of their personal and documentary research, over the diary of the three desert expeditions they made.
It was then possible to reconstruct, with accurate detail, starting from the wrecks of the vehicles of a New Zealander patrol from “T”Patrol of the Long Range Desert Group which clashed at Jebel Sherif with an Italian patrol of the Compagnia Autosahariana di Cufra, the first encounter between the British Special Forces and our Army, at the beginning of February 1941.
The authors have in fact tracked down veterans, talked with descendants, gathered documents, images, checked the accounts on the terrain, read all that has been published until now about the LRDG operations (and here, unfortunately, we must still notice the usual, stubborn lack of material from the Italian side), telling not only about the event itself, but the whole British raid, furthermore reconstructing not just the structure, the weapons and equipment of the confronting units, even the assignment of single troopers on the various vehicles, the damages and casualties occurred in terms of men and vehicles, the result of the fighting following the raid (Leclerc’s Free French attacked and occupied Kufra at the end of February) and the measures taken by the Italo-German Commands (the mission of the Paratroops [note: they were not Paratroops] of the Gruppe Schwerin). The capture of the patrol components warned our troops, that took the few possible measures and allowed them to evaluate, with raising dismay, the abilities of the Commonwealth troops, that completely unnoticed had been able not only to create a network of depots in the desert (the traces of which are documented in the book), but also to make so deep and undisturbed reconnaissances that allowed them to prepare extremely accurate maps (a task that in 30 years of Italian rule nobody had thought was necessary). All of that is illustrated with lavish graphics, more than 320 pictures, in the most part in full colour and big size, of military items, wrecks, findings and documents. The wartime iconography is plentiful and of the utmost interest and rarity, and includes archival and veterans’ pictures, stills from period newsreels and newspapers (just think that a full page from the Popolo d’Italia was devoted to the capture of the Commandare of the patrol), letters and personal notes. Not even the maps of the original route are lacking, along with those of the route travelled by the authors during these last years following their footprints. It is a masterly reconstruction, an example to point out for applause by everybody who values History.
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Kuno » 24/2/2010, 21:56

Skorpion hat geschrieben:I just finished to read Incident at Jebel Sherif... :D A really well done book covering the interesting aspect of the war "behind the lines", congrats Kuno! I can really recommend this book to all "Afrika" fans. The pictures are very impressive and they really transmit a desert feeling.....I look forward to see more projects in the future!!
Edgar


Thanks for this positive post. Am working on a new project but it might take years to go...
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Kuno » 24/3/2010, 00:11

A further one:
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Kuno » 25/4/2010, 10:40

Was mich sehr freut ist, dass unser Buch bereits in verschiedenen Bibliotheken in den Bestand integriert worden ist. Gibt einem halt irgendwie das gute Gefuehl, dass man ernst genommen wird

So zum Beispiel hier:

http://librarydata.christchurch.org.nz/ ... ex=default
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Kuno » 7/7/2010, 18:36

Incident at Jebel Sherif – Review

Dear Colleagues;

It is now precisely a year ago when a truck brought the printed copies of our book. We were very fortunate since nobody brought up “new” photographs or found a mistake in our conclusions and text which would have to be edited. Even better; I don’t remember any negative comment received from those many who have obtained their copy of the book.

A further encouragement is to see a book-review in a magazine…

Many thanks for your interest in our book and kind regards,

Kuno
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Desertrat » 23/7/2010, 11:10

Review sounds really good :!:
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Kuno » 30/7/2010, 15:49

For those who prefer to get their copy from UK:

http://www.aviationbookcentre.com/__12_ ... 79577.html
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Kuno » 19/9/2010, 11:19

Ich habe immer noch Buecher im Regal und brauche Platz fuer neue Projekte:

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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Kuno » 26/9/2010, 09:35

Just got a copy of another positive review from the New Zealand magazine Heritage Matters:
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Kuno » 31/1/2011, 10:48

Today it is exactly 70 years since the 'Incident at Jebel Sherif' happened.
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Kuno » 2/2/2014, 13:46

One one side I am very happy that of the original print run of 1'000 only 25 are left now for sale. On the other side – if those books are sold, there will be no new print run.

A big thanks from the authors – Brendan, Roberto and myself- to all those interested people who bought our book. Without you, the project would not have been possible!

Here the link: http://www.desertstories.org/index.php?article_id=23
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon AndreasB » 9/2/2014, 15:10

Super, freut mich das es sich so gut verkauft hat!

Alles Gute

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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Kuno » 26/4/2014, 07:41

9 copies are left now...
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Re: Incident at Jebel Sherif

Beitragvon Dobel » 26/4/2014, 11:56

Hallo Kuno!

Hab es gerade gekauft - also nur noch 8 Exemplare!

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