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First Overland: London-Singapore by Land Rover (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 27. September 2005

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"I think that this is the best travel book I have ever read." The Motor; "An altogether delightful book... written with humour and beguiling gusto." Times Literary Supplement; "Fifty years on, their journey and its telling have become both an epic and a classic." Sir David Attenborough

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Why not? After all, no-one had ever done it before. It would be one of the longest of all overland journeys half-way round the world, from the English Channel to Singapore. They knew that several expeditions had already tried it. Some had got as far as the deserts of Persia; a few had even reached the plains of India. But no-one had managed to go on from there: over the jungle-clad mountains of Assam and across northern Burma to Thailand and Malaya. Over the last 3,000 miles it seemed there were "just too many rivers and too few roads". But no-one really knew...In fact, their problems began much earlier than that. As mere undergraduates, they had no money, no cars, no nothing. But with a cool audacity, which was to become characteristic, they set to work wheedling and cajoling. First, they coaxed the BBC to come up with some film for a possible TV series. Then they gently "persuaded" Rovers to lend them two factory-fresh Land Rovers. A publisher was even sweet-talked into giving them an advance on a book. By the time they were ready to go, their sponsors (more than 80 of them) ranged from whiskey distillers to the makers of collapsible buckets. In late 1955, they set off.

Seven months and 12,000 miles later, two very weary Land Rovers, escorted by police outriders, rolled into Singapore to flash-bulbs and champagne. Now, fifty years on, their bestselling book, First Overland, is republished with an introduction by Sir David Attenborough. After all, it was he who gave them that film.

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Dieses Buch gehört definitiv zur absoluten Grundausstattung eines jeden Overlanders! Sehr angenehm zu lesen, informativ und kurzweilig.
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Wenn man Landy Verückt ist, muß man dieses Buch einfach haben.
Es gehört genauso in den Schrank, wie das Werkstatt Handbuch !!
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Amazon.com: 4.2 von 5 Sternen 13 Rezensionen
5.0 von 5 Sternen A great read that will keep you engaged and reading on 14. Januar 2017
Von Donna - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
A great read that will keep you engaged and reading on. Loved the story; takes you back in time to a point where everyone was prepared to have a go and the word "risk" wasn't automatically paired with the word ''aversion", "management" or "mitigation". If you like travel and getting off the beaten track, this is the book for you.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Fantastic automotive story. 3. Dezember 2013
Von Mathew Guest - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
One of the best reads I have ever come across. A great travel story that had me making bonkers plans to do something similar late at night. Take the warning seriously, you will want a land rover after reading this… oh and maybe a nice cup of tea.
5.0 von 5 Sternen Makes you want to go overland 7. März 2014
Von Jason Lovato - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
This book is a wonderful story and very well written. It is much about the adventure and not only about the trucks they used. It makes me wish I lived in a time where overlanding was a brand new idea (even though the adventure and danger is still there doing it).
3.0 von 5 Sternen Good Read - Great to get a feel for Europe / Asia in the 50's 28. Februar 2013
Von Ricardo - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
Eagerly anticipated from reviews I had read in 4wd mags. Interestingly less about the Landrovers and more about the journey and the peoples and politics along the way. It was fascinating to follow the journey on maps. Would have liked more detail about the personalities and the daily hardships.
5.0 von 5 Sternen Great recount of a life changing expedition 20. Februar 2015
Von V. Crabtree - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Great recount of a life changing expedition. Never to be repeated in a fast changing world. Get out and do things while you still can. Well done chaps!
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