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    jan m
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    Searching for a book and war diaries

    Post by jan m on Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:51 am

    Dear all,


    Lately, I purchased a nice grouping of a soldier who served with the 5th Anti-Tank regiment during WW2. I was looking if this book: The History of the 5th Canadian Anti-tank Regiment : 10 Sept., 1941-10 June, 1945 was for sale anywhere, but I was unable to find it. Is there maybe a member here who has this book in his collection?

    I am also looking for the war diaries of this regiment.

    Thanks very much in advance,

    Jan
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    Re: Searching for a book and war diaries

    Post by RvL on Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:51 pm

    Hi Jan,

    Can you post some pictures of this grouping?
    Thanks,

    Rick.

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    Re: Searching for a book and war diaries

    Post by jan m on Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:04 pm

    Hello,
    I would love to. I will try to post them tomorrow. It contains nothing really special, but the fact that I could get it directly from his family makes it exciting for me.

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    Re: Searching for a book and war diaries

    Post by jan m on Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:50 am

    Posted everything in 'groupings'
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    Post by RvL on Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:33 am

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    Post by jan m on Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:48 pm

    Thank you very much! Definetely a good start.
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    Re: Searching for a book and war diaries

    Post by bubberstone on Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:34 am

    I have this book and I also have a scanned copy. The problem is that the scan is 20mb

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    Re: Searching for a book and war diaries

    Post by tkurucz on Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:10 pm

    Hello! I am also looking for a copy of this book-specifically for information about my great uncle Paul Peter Kurucz, who died Aug10, 44 during the closing of the Falaise Gap. I believe he was in the 'L Troops' of the 5th Anti-Tank regiment. If you have the chance to see if there is anything about him in there, whether it be text, images etc. and could let me know, that would be greatly appreciated! :)
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    Re: Searching for a book and war diaries

    Post by bubberstone on Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:06 pm

    I took a quick look and find no ref to a Kurucz.

    His info is here:

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    As you can see they do not have his service file up in PDF though.


    If you can get his service file it may shed some light on it.


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    Post by bubberstone Yesterday at 7:39 am

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    Here is the newspaper entry reporting him MIA
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    Re: Searching for a book and war diaries

    Post by bubberstone Yesterday at 7:53 am

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    Post by bubberstone Yesterday at 7:55 am

    Here are the pages from the book. I suspect he is one of the 4 missing referred to in Para 11.

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