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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:08 PM
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Great read

If you are looking for a wonderful book on adventure travel and Land Rover's, I recommend
"First Overland: London-Singapore by Land Rover (Paperback)"

by Tim Slessor (Author)


http://www.amazon.com/First-Overland...6973682&sr=1-1

I bought it from Amazon.com. Came well recommended to me and it was as good as I was told. A bit dated with old English and world geography but very interesting reading.
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They have it on audio book too which was cool...
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Around the same time two guys did it FIRST in a WWII Jeep from Singapore to London. Also a good read:

Four Wheels and Frontiers: The First Overland-Singapore to England (Hardcover)
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I know--and love--both those books.

If you'd like to see the visuals for the original Oxford-Cambridge expedition (the Tim Slessor book), the original film footage has been issued on DVD: http://www.teeafit.co.uk/firstoverland/index.htm

There is also a program the BBC commissioned for the 50th Anniversary called "Time Shift: The Lost Road - London to Singapore." It features David Attenborough as presenter, and interviews with the five surviving expedition members. (It's floating around the internet on the BitTorrent sites and not too difficult to track down, if you do that sort of thing.)
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