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Researching British Military Medals Paperback – 7 Nov 2007

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; illustrated edition edition (7 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861269560
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861269560
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 0.9 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,083,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Steve Dymond is a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society. He served with the Royal Corps of Signals and the Intelligence Corps, and subsequently the Metropolitan Police. Resident - Essex


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This book is an absolute must for anyone who wants to know how to go about researching an ancestor who served in the armed forces and seeks information on the individual's life as well as their medals. Not only does this give all the information the prospective researcher needs, it also provides entertaining and interesting case studies in which Steve Dymond shows how to gradually build up information on medal recipients. An excellent and very helpful book.
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An excellent introductory level book for research which gives good quality advice and guidance.There is little if any that is left out although the research that the book does contain as examples is limited.
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I bought this book after reading the reviews of it On receiving it I had one look at is contents and returned it as it was poorly printed and in greyscale not what I was expecting for the price no colour plates. I shall revert to the town LIary for the research I reqire and Heffers Book Shop in Cambridge any other help before purchasing any books I require.

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Just what I needed
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 4 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Book I Wish I'd Written 2 Aug. 2001
By Jeffery E. Mcculloh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I agree with everything Mr. Howells above says in his review. However, to add to what he said above, I found this book not only a "how to" guide, but also a very enjoyable, relaxing read. In short, this is a friendly book. It is well organized and takes the reader step by step through the research avenues used (and available) for the authors' "example" medals. The results were surprising and interesting, especially for the medals' uses in geneological research. The beauty of British medal collecting is that the vast majority of awards are named to individuals. This book illustrates well that these medals represent not only historic events, but full, rich and sometimes tragic lives as well.
4.0 out of 5 stars A must have for military researchers of the British Armed Services. 30 Dec. 2015
By Paul Sayles - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a useful guide about tracing members of the British Armed Services and gives a great deal of valuable advice. The writing is clear and the chapters well organized. Examples are well explained and illustrated.

This is a must for anyone attempting to navigate the world of British military records.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A solid guide to research 28 July 2000
By Mark Howells - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Books on medal collecting tend to focus on the medals themselves - the criteria for their award, numbers issued, and the physical characteristics of the medal itself.
This book is entirely different. Its focus is on the records behind the medals. It was a tradition in the British military to inscribe medals awarded to soldiers with their name, regiment, and often service numbers. This means that these baubles of cloth and metal are not mere keepsakes, but actual links to an individual's past.
Medal collectors, military historians, and genealogists will all find this a very practical guide explaining how to flesh out the story behind the medal by consultation with the available records. Most of the records discussed are held at the Public Record Office but the author also discusses sources including those found with the medal (cases, telegrams, etc.) newspapers, and other libraries, museums and archives.
The volume is profusely illustrated in black and white with period photos, close-ups of medals, and examples of the records involved. It is a very good step-by-step guide for learning the history of a serviceman based on their medals.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good transaction 2 Oct. 2015
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
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Print is so small for me. But book seems okay other wise.
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