Wie Ein Fels Im Meer / Like A Cliff In The Ocean

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Gunther
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Wie Ein Fels Im Meer / Like A Cliff In The Ocean

Post by Gunther » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:46 pm

Could anyone please advise on the above and the number / difference in the volumes available - I have found the originals in German one text and one 'Im Bild' / in pictures - does the English version combine completely the two German volumes or is it condensed in any way? The German volumes are 308 pages each (big format) and the English 340 pages (big format).
Many thanks,
Gunther

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Re: Wie Ein Fels Im Meer / Like A Cliff In The Ocean

Post by Nicolai » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:07 pm

Wie Ein Fels Im Meer was released in two volumes, a divisional history (German only) and a photo book (German and English text). Like a Cliff in the Ocean is a translation of the divisonal history.

No idea if there is any extra material in the English version that explains the larger page count, it's been a while since I read it so I can't remember if the introduction mentions anything about it. One likely explanation is JJF throwing in a few more photos or simply enlarging some of them (the English edition has a more than a few photos that are blown up to fit a 2xA4 spread... what a terrible idea).

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Re: Wie Ein Fels Im Meer / Like A Cliff In The Ocean

Post by Gunther » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:23 am

Thanks Nicolai - it would seem then that the volume 'Im Bild' would be worth purchasing in addition to either the German or English divisional history as will include (I assume here) a more extensive range of pictures. All the best, Gunther

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