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LRDG War Book Series (WWII pre-SAS unit)
(2008). Long Range Desert Group: Rhodesia.
Durban: Dandy Agencies Publishing (Pty) Ltd. (464 pages)
By Jonathan Pittaway. ISBN 978-0-620-389
(2002). LRDG Rhodesia: Rhodesians in the Long Range Desert Group.
Durban: Dandy Agencies (Pty) Ltd. (268 pages)
By Jonathan Pittaway & Craig Fourie. ISBN 0-620-293-47-0
I collaborated with several designers and photographers to produce this ground-breaking series on Southern African military units. In the 2003 book, I was involved in design research, page layout, map illustration, photographic art direction, image retouching and print production project management. Much of my work in the earlier book was reproduced in the 2008 iteration.
Each book showcases over 1000 previously unpublished photographs, documents, badges, medals and militaria from LRDG members' personal collections. Stories were researched to produce historically accurate maps which include relevant landmarks no longer seen on contemporary maps. I worked with several photographers art directing the recording and retouching of artifacts for reproduction.
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