Does anyone remember this series by Orbis?
I first saw them advertised on TV in the late 70s and as a 10-11 year old got about 20 copies, some swapped with mates at school. Then about 11 or 12 years ago found the entire series (120 issues) in a bookshop (Smith's or Pacific books) on Manchester street in Christchurch a year or so before it, like almost all of the CBD, was destroyed in the earthquakes.
The interesting thing is that issues I originally got (and have owned since the late 70s or about 1980) are numerically different to the complete series I bought. As the photo below shows, the issue numbers and covers are in a different order. I haven't checked closely to see if the details are different though.
Issue 4 came with this poster which was used widely in the Far East apparently which says in Chinese- The British army, navy and airforce unite with China to fight the common enemy
The highlight as a kid of the series were the detailed drawings and information about various tanks, ships and aircraft.
I do remember these. I used to have most of them, not all, and let the last of them go in the last swap meet. Brilliant mags!ReplyDelete
I think my trades involved getting rid of quite a few Airfix 1/72nd scale soldiers, IIRC.Delete
Not Orbis - but I used to pour over the Purnell equivalents for the same reason you did.. :o)ReplyDelete
Nice. They are a fantastic resource for any budding WWII gamer- photos, maps, diagrams of tanks, plans and warships, photos and propaganda posters too.ReplyDelete
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