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Just been notified of this by Queensland Museum shop:

On the 20th of July a brand new comprehensive Mephisto book will be released. It’s about 320 pages of information and an A4 size. It will sell for about $50 Australian. This is being released to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the tank's capture.

 

 



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Can it be pre-ordered?

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No idea. Perhaps qmshop@qm.qld.gov.au may be able to help

The book is called:

"A7V 506 Mephisto: War, Technology and Remembrance" by Greg Czechura and Jeff Hopkins-Weise

 

Charlie



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Thanks Charlie.

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This is what the very nice lady at the shop sent me:

I can put your details into our computer system so we will email you once there are copies available if you like? Like a reminder from us. Let me know!

Grace & The Shop

 



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Thank you, I just emailed them.



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Also from me  Thanks for this annoncement

I already have the first book from the Queensland museum about Mephisto

I also sent them  an email and will be notified as soon as it is available

greetz Ronald 



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I just received an e mail from Queensland museum.

The book is available !

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greetz

Ronald.



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Softcover is $A45 - bit cheaper.

I saw copies of the Mephisto book at yesterday's AMMS meeting. After a quick skim through the book it seems to have a lot

on the context of WW1 on the Western Front and about 3/4 chapters on the A7Vs, Mephisto's service, loss and recovery and it's history

since arriving in Brisbane. 

Regards,

Charlie

 



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In your opinion..

Is it worth the price

I also have to pay a lot on shipping .... 

so that ‘s why I ask.....

 

greetz Ronald

 

 

 



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I've only had a few minutes to flick through the book - I couldn't possibly form an informed judgement on it.

I do intend to buy a copy, probably this week - the museum is a 15 minute train journey away for me. I'll write up a more considered

opinion and post it - fair enough?

Regards,

Charlie



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that wouldbe much appreciated..

I look forward to your post ...

greetz Ronald



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Aha. I, too, have received a notification. I observe in the blurb that "a small group of (i.e. 15) soldiers — Queenslanders and Tasmanians of the 26th Battalion — retrieved the tank from within sight of the German lines."

I wonder if any mention is made of the (26) men of the 1st Gun Carrier Company and, indeed, their Gun Carriers, who took part in the operation?



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Mine is in the mail

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