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Postby Benleroy » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:00 am

Hi'

I'm looking for this book:

Jeep Bantam - Willys - Ford 1940-1945
by Emile Becker & Guy Dentzer. Ed Becker. 1994. 468 pages.

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Postby Remko » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:06 pm

Hi,

Try

Staman in Nijverdal Holland

or

Eagle (Arend du Bois) in Boskoop, also Holland

Hope it helps
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Postby ken clay » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:32 pm

chriss evans books in the Uk ....still an easy book to get a hold of.
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Postby Benleroy » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:18 am

Thanks

It's really hard to find this book here in belgium. I've tried in Ciney but i didn't find anything :s. (Eagle, Staman, Jemax,...)

Ken, do you have a email adresse for Chriss Evans Books?

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Postby ken clay » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:25 am

:? ....whish i did .I did a GOOGLE but could not get into the site :shock:

We have just missed the last show ( Malvern )...they normal attend all the Big shows....( stonleigh being the next.


You could try this lot.. www.jeepworld.co.uk they don't list the book but the website has a Tel No...
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Postby Ben Dover » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:29 am

I bought mine from Tom Bernt 5 years ago.
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Postby Benleroy » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:54 am

In fact at Ciney this year, this book was available. But after the opening at 9am, someone had already purchased the entire copies...

I'll try some French retailers (Jeepest, JeepSudest,...). Thanks for the help
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Postby jeepernick » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:19 pm

Hi this book is out of print, indeed the last copies where sold at ciney last time. fact is emile will not make them anymore due to diff fact, i know him personally. we regret this much
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Re: book becker

Postby David V » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:59 pm

jeepernick wrote:Hi this book is out of print, indeed the last copies where sold at ciney last time. fact is emile will not make them anymore due to diff fact, i know him personally. we regret this much
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"diff fact" - what do you mean.
44 MB 356111 "Charlotte" since 21/02/06
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Postby jeepernick » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:09 am

sorry different facts or reasons..
he told me his publisher has quit the printing business and wiped out all the material from his computers, so Emile has to start from manuscript again and that will cost so much money he will not be able to make it profitable any more.
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Postby David V » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:30 am

Now that is a real shame - this is a great book. I often use it.

Maybe a few questionable mistakes in it but it's great.

Do you really believe his publisher has "wiped" his computer...I've heard that one before.

I think Jeep Village in France also have it in stock.

So when are we going to see the "definitive" g503 jeep book...
44 MB 356111 "Charlotte" since 21/02/06
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Postby jeepernick » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:38 am

he also had health problems so he is slowing down a bit, ..i know him for over 25 years now. he sold most of his collection of vehicles which is/was a lot!! and he has quit making all other books too.
guess his books will be collectables soon, i know for sure the last ones sold on Ciney went to a dealer for the normal customers price. so i guess the price will be a bit higher now.
i have been talking with him about his jeep book many times now...
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Postby Ben Dover » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:09 am

What amazes me about Beckers' WWII MV books is the detail and research that has been done. I have been reading them for so long, 30 years, that I can almost understand the French and German captions.
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Postby Benleroy » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:36 am

So, i've contacted some retailers.

Jeepest: Sold out
Jeepvillage: Sold out
EagleJeepparts: Sold out
jeepworld: Sold out
Staman: Sold out

Any idea?
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Postby Benleroy » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:42 pm

Yes, i found one! at Jemax Jeeparts (Netherland). This is the last copy of the entire europe :D
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