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  1. I have the bilingual edition, titled "Americans in West Bohemia 1945" and it is indeed a must have book about the last days of WW2. Lots of great photographs. You may try to get a copy through the Patton Museum in Pilzen; www.patton-memorial.cz Peter Hendrikx www.heroesatmargraten.com www.d-day-publishing.com
  2. Manayunkman, I have a question for you off line; can you send me your emailaddress off line to info@heroesatmargraten.com Thanks, Peter
  3. When I visited the US years ago I just called him and asked if I could send my book to have it autographed. He agreed and it was just as simple as that. Great book, great story, great man. Peter Hendrikx
  4. Bill, D-Day Publishing is our publisher. If you wish you can contact them at d-day@skynet.be to make sure the order came through and when it is sent. Best., Peter PS. Today we put our first "Then and Now" comparison on our Facebookpage. Check it out at; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paratrooper-in-Normandy/349122821837590
  5. Bill, Thank you for ordering both books; you will not be disappointed I promis. To be honest, I don't know whether you'll receive a confirmation or not. To be certain I'd suggest to email the publisher. Yes, I am also very excited to start working on "Burning Bridges", our book about the 82nd Airborne Division in Holland. We aim for September 2014, but don't hold us to that date. We never know what happens in between. Best, Peter Hendrikx
  6. Hi Texas Longhorn, Sorry to hear one of the books was not signed. I noticed every individual reader has their own wish whether or not they want the book signed and how they want it signed. Some want it signed to them personally, while others don't. But I hope the content more than compensates your disappointment. Getting WW2 veterans to sign the book, regardless of their unit, makes the book truly special in my view. I have many veterans' signatures in my books! In general, I believe the books are sent from France, Michel De Trez lives in Belgium and I live in Holland. So I guess it i
  7. Gregory, Thank you for your interest and support. I don't know what I can add to the You Tube film. I don't know who made it and put it on YT, but these are some scenes of the presentation in the Heeswijk Castle on September 14. During the presentation I told about Michel De Trez and myself, our cooperation, the making of the book, what our book adds to the existing literature about Market Garden, the sources of the photos, interesting backgrounds of certain photos and the purpose of our book. Colonel Leo Buzzerio, the American Army Attaché to the Netherlands was present to accep
  8. Gregory, David and Skyline Drive, Thank you for your kind and positive reactions to our books. We're glad you appreciate the work we put into the books and hope they are a worthy contribution to the legacy of the 101st Airborne Division. The American Army Attaché in the Netherlands did us the honor to accept the first copy of our books and in appreciation he gave us the Coin of Excellence. This will remind us that our next book about the 82nd Airborne Division in the Holland campaign, titled "Burning Bridges", should live up to the standard we set ourselves. Check out our facebook
  9. In the book "War from the Ground Up. The 90th Division in WWII" by John Colby this photo is identified as C0. B, 359th Infantry Regiment on LCI 326, June 6. This photo was furnished by W. Lloyd of B/359th, who identified himself in the photo... I just finished a book myself "Orange is the Color of the Day" about the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign and I know from experience one must be very careful to take an identification for granted. We all respect veterans and take their opinions for granted, but they make mistakes like all of us. Based on the fact that the book by John
  10. Johan, Yes, Michel and I will both be present from September 14 to 16. The book can be purchased there and autographed upon request. Thank you for your interest, best, Peter
  11. August 16, the 70th Anniversary... A rendez-vous with history! On August 16, 1942, the Army created the first paratrooper divisions, The 101st Airborne Division and the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based 82nd Airborne Division would go on to redefine war strategies from World War II. 70 years ago, military officials weren't so sure the 101st "Screaming Eagles" would find success. However their combat operations turned out to be some of the most crucial in U.S. history — the D-Day invasion of France, and Market-Garden bridge too far. The first commanding general of the 101st, Maj. Gen. William C. Lee,
  12. Thank you Will for your interest. No, the book will only be available at www.d-day-publishing.com I gues ordering it here is just as easy as ordering it through Amazon.com. Peter
  13. All, Michel DeTrez and I, Peter Hendrikx, are happy to announce the release date of September 15 2012 of our long awaited photo book about the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign, titled "Orange is the Color of the Day". The book will be presented at the commemoration ceremonies at Heeswijk Castle, the dropzone of the 1st Battalion of the 501st PIR on September 17, 1944. More details of the release will be posted here. The book has 720 pages and 1.000+ photographs of which the great majority has never been published before. We also paid special attention to the quality of t
  14. This is a real autograph by Gavin himself. No question about that. It is also interesting to note that Houseknecht was a member of the 82nd Division HQ, so there is a chance Gavin may have known Houseknecht professionally. Peter Hendrikx
  15. I recommend these titles; Unknown Soldiers by Joseph E. Garland Myth and the Greatest Generation by Kenneth D. Rose Soldier from the War Returning by THomas Childers The Hidden Legacy of World War II. A Daughter's Journey of Discovery by Carol Schultz Vento Check out Amazon for details. Hope this is what you meant. Best, Peter Hendrikx www.heroesatmargraten.com
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