Saturday, 18 January 2014

100 Followers: A Fine Excuse to Pay it Forwards



I recently had the great pleasure of seeing my follower count edge over the 100 mark, which calls for a celebration. I did manage to catch me hitting both 100 and a page view milestone:



Oh go on then, I think we can celebrate with a long-overdue giveaway...

I've decided to gather up a few books that I've acquired and pass them on within our fine community. As is tradition with these things, the following rules apply:
-You must be a follower of this blog
-One entry will be awarded for comments below. Please note/rank the books you would prefer to make it easier for me to distribute the prizes
-A bonus entry may be awarded to any that make a meaningful comment on a historic post of mine. There is a 'link within' widget at the bottom of my posts, or you can browse the archive to your hearts content. A maximum one bonus entry each is on offer and I reserve the right to discount any comments that aren't interesting/witty/relevant etc.
-As this is marking my current followers, no bonus entries for pimping I'm afraid (though you're welcome to tell people if you so choose!)
-The giveaway will run until 2359 on Sunday 26 January.

No doubt you all want to know what's on offer:

First up, 'The Forgotten Front 1914-18' by Ross Anderson. A detailed look at British, Allied and German campaigns in East Africa. I won this in a giveaway by Dave at One Man and his Brushes and rather enjoyed reading it over Christmas.



Next, 'Waterloo Recollections' edited by Frederick Llewellyn. A section of reports, letters and accounts of Waterloo. While it doesn't offer the modern historical style overview and meticulous research, it is an interesting read of accounts from people that were there. I was kindly given this by my first Secret Santa, who remains unidentified.



Finally, 'A Model Victory' by Malcolm Balen. A slightly different take on Waterloo, looking at how history is decided by the victors with its focus on the battle and subsequent story of the Waterloo Model that was finally finished by William Siborne in 1938.

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations. Well deserved milestone!
    I would be very interested in the Forgotten Front. East Africa is really forgotten, both in WWI and II, but very interesting none the less.
    Cheers
    Joakim

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    1. LOL you just beat me to it ;-)

      Ian

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  2. Oh looks like I am the first to congratulate you, so well done on the milestone

    All look interesting but I would like in the following order if I am so lucky

    Waterloo Recollections

    The Forgotten Front

    A Model Victory

    Ian

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  3. Congratulations on both the followers and hits all of which are well deserved.
    Could you put me in the draw for the Waterloo recollections please.
    Loki

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  4. Congrats on both milestones Phil.

    Please enter me for all of them, in this preference order:
    The Forgotten Front
    A Model Victory
    Waterloo Recollections

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  5. Phil congratulations, a great blog and nice to be able to play against a fellow Too Fat Lardies Gamer.
    In order of preference.
    The Forgotten Front (Recently sold my 28mm stuff, I hope it's not a sign of future projects.)
    Waterloo Recollections
    A Model Victory.
    Here's to the next 100.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  6. Well done on the milestones!

    I'd be interested in the Forgotten Front.

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  7. Congrats on the milestone Phil!!!! I like the sound of the Forgotten Front book, trouble is so do most of the others!!!

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  8. Congrats sir. The East Africa book sounds good. Here is to your next 100.

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  9. Congrats sir. It was only a matter of time! Please put me down for all three in the following order...

    Waterloo Recollections
    A Model Victory
    The Forgotten Front

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  10. Congratullations, sir. The first milestone in a long Followers list, I´m sure.

    Very interested, as many others, in the East Africa book.

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  11. Congratulation on your milestone. The East Africa book is a fine read
    Waterloo Recollection for me please.

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  12. Congrats to you. Well deserved list of followers. I'd like to be put in the draw for either Waterloo book please.

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  13. Congratulations Sir!

    Please allow me to throw my hat into the ring for The Forgotten Front; Lettow-Vorbeck is one of the most interesting figures of WWI.

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