norwegian blue Posted April 7 Share #1 Posted April 7 It is with great sadness that I report the passing of fellow French collector and author Henri-Paul Enjames. He is well known for this three major reference books on the WW2 US Army GI. The two tomes of his GI ETO Collector guides have sold in thousands of copies, including the English language version. Henri-Paul worked for years as a supermarket manager. But he soon tired of waking up too early each morning to restock frozen fish and foodstuffs in the shop and decided to pursue his lifelong collecting interest in a more productive way, that is writing a book. Before selling his huge collection of WW2 US Army uniform and gear, he took thousands of photographs with one of first digital cameras on the market and then worked several years on this new project. After publication of volume 1, with the advent of Ebay and the internet, he took advantage of his book rights money to start a new collection, which made up the material for volume 2. Then he started amassing groupings for his third book, ‘GI Stories.’ Henri-Paul remained a very quiet batchelor living on his parents’ farm, and shared his interest with a very tight circle of friends. He got his kicks out of the big Normandy anniversaries, and sometimes going to the bigger shows in Belgium. He will be remembered as a very serious and dedicated author, always ready to share information with his fellow collectors, and to honor the American soldier. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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