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Old October 22nd, 2014, 08:27 AM
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The hundred days of Darien

Do you guys know this book "The hundred days of Darien"? It is out of print and im trying to figure out how to get my hands on a copy
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 08:41 AM
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Russel Braddon? Crossing the Darien Gap?

Great hardcover book - awesome photos.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 09:01 AM
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Yes thats the book and I saw it there, but didnt wanted to pay that much for a book.... I was hoping to source it elsewhere for much much much less... It suppose to be a great expedition story with 2 RRCs and a Series.
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I've been looking for years. Almost had one for $50 but they decided not to sell. Good luck--- sort of just have to get lucky now that book sellers look up prices....
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I know not rover but these guys did it and one of the jeeps is still up here in alaska. The young guy in the video is a fireman now and still owns the jeep . His story's are incredible .

http://youtu.be/Y0mJ4HXMHvQ
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 10:47 AM
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how many series trucks attempted the crossing? The BBC article said the 1960 crossing was in one Land Rover and one Willys pickup, but the topless truck is a late IIA and the one behind the Willys taking a nap is an early II-IIA
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There was also a mission in the early 1960's that used (wait for it) Chevrolet Corvairs. I understand that one of the Corvairs is still sitting on the side of a trail on the Columbian side of the Darien.

I love that picture of the topless Series. If you look closely it has an arrow on the door pointing backward and the words " HQ British Trans-America Expedition" below it.

That truck was purchased in the Panama Canal Zone to use as a trailbreaker for the Range Rovers after they went through their second set of differential gears.
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I have a copy that I wanted to sell. I bought it a few years ago - think I paid $100 or so plus shipping. I read it and posted it here for sale.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...eferrerid=4891

In any case - If anyone wants it for $80 shipped, let me know...
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It's a fun read for sure. The adventure really set the stage for Camel Trophy. They mention mechanical mules they used to port gear, infernal machines by their account they ended up ditching them. I wish I could learn more about those things.. Anyone?

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