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Old 28th November 2008, 13:57
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Re: Other project? III 1939

Hi
A year or more ago you have had in your plan to edit a book in English about Slovak-Hungarian air war in III 1939. I wonder what about this project?
The title is delated from MMP plans?
Can you tell more about this case?

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Old 10th December 2008, 06:36
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Re: New book on Hungarian Me 210 (and much more)

Gentlemen,

The book is available now. If you are interested in to obtain a copy sooner, than via distributors (and for more reasonable price) drop me a message (no PM please)
Here is a reserve e-mail address of mine (half dead by massive spam already, but I am still checking it regularly):
aruns@freemail.hu

Mirek,

that's a long story. The publisher promised the release of that material "for sure" already in 2006.
I hope, it will be available in 2009.
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Old 29th December 2008, 17:17
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Re: New book on Hungarian Me 210 (and much more)

Hello everybody,

I’ve just spent part of my Christmas leave to read Csaba Becze’s ‘Az Arany Sas Nyomában’ and can highly recommend it for anyone interested in Hungarian aviation and/or the Me 210.
As Csaba has pointed out in his description of the book, it’s actually two in one.
The first one is about Gyula Szilja Varga and his way to become a pilot and his way to become a part of 102/2. Fast Bomber Squadron and the second part conclude the story of this unit after that Varga had left it. The book is written in Hungarian (a language almost impossible, at least for a Swede, to decipher) but all pictures are with Hungarian/English captions. There is also a 20-pages English summary with additional appendices with the most notable fast bomber pilots, commanders, roster, victories, losses etc.

Highly recommended about a subject not widely available in English!!

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Old 31st December 2008, 05:56
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Re: New book on Hungarian Me 210 (and much more)

Hakan,

Thank you for your kind words.

As for the book: it was not emphasized sufficuently in the caption - the bottom photo on page 148 shows a liaison plane, a Weihe (which most probably belonged to the 102/1. Fast Bomber Squadron).

Incidentally, this material was not available in Hungarian language as well. I write about unpublished topics after extensive research.
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Old 12th January 2009, 19:10
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Re: New book on Hungarian Me 210 (and much more)

Just received my copy and have had only a little time to glance through it, something I intend to remedy very quickly. This really has the look of an essential book for Me210/410 enthusiasts and anyone interested in the RHAF as a whole.


Nice work Csaba! Have you let the guys over on the Luftwaffe Experten Message Board know about this publication? I think they'd love it.
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Old 15th January 2009, 07:40
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Re: New book on Hungarian Me 210 (and much more)

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This really has the look of an essential book for Me210/410 enthusiasts and anyone interested in the RHAF as a whole.
My copy arrived today and I just want to second what Maximowitz said.

This book, an attractive hardcover with 181 pages, is clearly a labor of love. It's an important contribution because it provides a very detailed and complete account of Me 210 units and operations that were previously unknown (at least to me.) It's also a very human account -- the text and photos do a great job of conveying the spirit of the Hungarian airmen. The English content is substantial, and the quality of the translation is excellent. Nice selection of photos, and the four profiles are very well done. Highly recommended.

Ordering the book directly from Csaba was especially convenient because he accepts PayPal.

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Old 7th May 2009, 14:48
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Re: New book on Hungarian Me 210 (and much more)

Gentlemen,

thank you for the kind words.
Leon: these details were unknown not only to you, since I do not write copy-paste books. This material is based mostly on unpublished, primary sources, after a very extensive 'no-stones-left-unturned' style reseach of mine.

Incidentally, most of the printed copies are sold now, but I have few ones again, if anyone interested in.
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Re: New book on Hungarian Me 210 (and much more)

My congratulations Csaba!
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Old 30th December 2009, 17:53
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Re: New book on Hungarian Me 210 (and much more)

please let me know if you manage to translate into English ( just a thought have you thought of asking any English publishers for example Pen & Sword or Helion
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