±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: JerryH
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6595

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 82
Total: 82
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Photo Gallery
11: Photo Gallery
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Photo Gallery
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Photo Gallery
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Photo Gallery
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Photo Gallery
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Home
43: Photo Gallery
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Photo Gallery
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Photo Gallery
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Photo Gallery
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Photo Gallery
74: Photo Gallery
75: Photo Gallery
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Home
79: Community Forums
80: Photo Gallery
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Book Report!
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:20 am
Post subject: Book Report!

I bought a pretty cool book from the Patton Museum. It's mostly pictures. It's called, "The United States Army At Fort Knox" by Mathew D. Rector (Copyright 2005). The pictures are of the first maneuvers at West Point, Ky in 1903 to Fort Knox of 1958. These are mostly government pictures so I'd say they are in the public domain. Hope to share some later.

Look at these SKINNY troops!


_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Roy_A_Lingle
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:50 am
Post subject: Re: Book Report!

Hi Mark! Hi Folks!

Notice the web belts? Some are black and some are khaki.
Those guys clearly have not spent much time as couch potatoes.

Sgt, Scouts Out!

_________________
"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4631
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:25 pm
Post subject: Re: Book Report!

- MarkHolloway
I bought a pretty cool book from the Patton Museum. It's mostly pictures. It's called, "The United States Army At Fort Knox" by Mathew D. Rector (Copyright 2005). The pictures are of the first maneuvers at West Point, Ky in 1903 to Fort Knox of 1958.


'Weed...ask the librarian if Mr. Rector is working on, or considering doing a "Volume II" Wink
It seems with the preponderance of cameras post-1958, there'd be a heckuva' lot of material to choose from...
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:44 pm
Post subject: Re: Book Report!

I haven't looked yet but there is a web site for the publisher. Maybe they would know. I know your 'secret agenda' though. You will probably be IN volume 2! Razz

www.arcadiapublishing.com

_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4631
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:48 pm
Post subject: Re: Book Report!

- MarkHolloway
I haven't looked yet but there is a web site for the publisher. Maybe they would know. I know your 'secret agenda' though. You will probably be IN volume 2! Razz

www.arcadiapublishing.com


Heck...I just want to buy "Volume II"...ain't got no agenda here but to look at the purty pichers.... Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Russ_Buchan
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 25, 2006
Posts: 67

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:52 pm
Post subject: Re: Book Report!

Fort Knox was hell on khakis, and the creases in them. These fellows look like just before Inspection on Saturday morning, after the daily shower.

"Sergeant, I swear they were pressed this morning, before the rain!"

Russ
Back to top
View user's profile
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 2516
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:02 pm
Post subject: Re: Book Report!

That publisher concentrates on 'local history' all over. They have several books available in our area. The only one with any military context is 'Baltimores Defenses' that covers the Coast Defense installaions that protected Baltimore up through WWII. It had pretty goo diagrams and lots of photos. Other ones I have seen were on various communities.

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:45 pm
Post subject: Re: Book Report!

Seriously Doug. I wouldn't be surprised if you aren't in it!

_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4631
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:32 pm
Post subject: Re: Book Report!

- MarkHolloway
Seriously Doug. I wouldn't be surprised if you aren't in it!


Well, I dunno' 'bout 'dat, but I'm interested in the one you have even now.

A few years ago, on the AMC (American Movie Channel) feature "One-reel wonders", there was a ~15minute humorous film (in color!) from about 1942 that was obviously a bit of wartime entertainment/recruiting effort for public consumption. It featured the adventures of a Lou Costello sort of fellow who was a taxi driver from the big city that somehow gets onto Ft. Knox inadvertantly during tank training. Some of the footage, to my amazement, was shot in the Armor Board Motor Pool directly across from the Armor Board, now Knox HQ. The buildings are unmistakable...they have what looks like M3's or M5's in the bays and the pad is dirt, not concrete, but it's clearly where I used to work in the early '70's. I have most of it on VHS tape and wish I could get some decent screen captures from it (or even better, the whole original feature).

Since I served in some of the old wooden barracks, a lot of Ft. Knox would still be recognizable to me from pre-'58.

I'll have to get a look at that book when I'm there and maybe get myself a copy...
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
George
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 5:41 am
Post subject: Re: Book Report!

Doug, I saw that film too. The film gave excellent coverage to the M2 Medium Tank, this was the tank the recruits were training on. Actually in the store line of the film, Lou Costello, was drafted. One of the scenes required him as a recruit to analysis from the sound of the engine what was wrong and correct it. The field training scenes were really interesting and one got a chance to see the M2 in field maneavors.
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4631
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 6:15 am
Post subject: Re: Book Report!

- George
Doug, I saw that film too. The film gave excellent coverage to the M2 Medium Tank, this was the tank the recruits were training on. Actually in the store line of the film, Lou Costello, was drafted. One of the scenes required him as a recruit to analysis from the sound of the engine what was wrong and correct it. The field training scenes were really interesting and one got a chance to see the M2 in field maneavors.

You're right about the M2 and the story line. I recall he "hides" his taxi (something like a '32 Ford Victoria) away in what he takes to be barn on some farmland...but which turns out to be a structure on a gunnery range that takes a direct hit from ordnance of some kind (hilarity ensues). This kinda' commits our protagonist to accepting his fate in the war effort and his sense of duty emerges.

The production values are excellent, the film clear as a bell (and incredibly, in color). Maybe it's worth trying to reach somebody at AMC archives and trying to get more info, stills, or even better on this thing. I don't even know the title...but I have about 2/3rd of it on VHS.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum