Holidays for Heroes - Book: A Drop Too Many - ends 17/09/13

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  1. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    In this auction you can bid for the magnificent book:

    A Drop Too Many by Major-General John Frost

    The book is in excellent condition.

    "At Arnhem, the British 2nd Parachute Regiment held the north end of the key road bridge over the Rhine not for 24 hours for which it was equipped, but for 3 days and 4 nights. Commanded by the author, they beat off repeated armoured and infantry assaults by far greater numbers, until forced out of the ruined and burning positions by losses, lack of ammunition, and the failure of the whole Arnhem operation.

    Their sacrifice stands as one of the most heroic defenses of all time. General Frost's story is, in effect, that of the battalion.
    His tale starts with the Iraq Levies and goes on the major airborne operations in which he took part - Bruneval, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, Arnhem - and continues with his experiences as a prisoner and the reconstruction of the battalion after the German surrender. Though written with modesty and humor, the book is shot through with the fire and determination of the fighting soldier, and throws important new light on many controversies, not only those of Arnhem. This book is a major contribution to the literature of the last war."

    This is what the book looks like:


    This auction will end on the 17th of September for obvious reasons.

    So, please make your bids before

    Tuesday, 17th of September, 1800 hrs.
    (UK time)

    All proceeds as usual to Holidays4Heroes.

    Thank you for your support !

    Special thanks to the kind donor or the book.

    By bidding or taking part in the auctions in any way, you approve tacitly the Auction Rules.​
  2. Porridge_gun

    Porridge_gun LE Good Egg (charities)

  3. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you for your bids, Sirs. :)
  4. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Anyone been counting quid over the weekend and suddenly realizing

    'Yes, I got some money left over and will place a bid for this wonderful book' ? :money:

    At the moment best bid £25 from Merchantman.
  5. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Looking for a brilliant present for a Para ... you couldn't find anything better than this book.
  6. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Don't miss your chance to bid for this fantastic book.

    Auction will end tomorrow night.
  7. £30 from me

    Ps. Can I get my SLR mug with it?
  8. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you, drain_sniffer. :)

    Items come from different places, so can't be sent together I'm afraid.
  9. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Only 8 hours left to bid for this excellent book. :)
  10. YesItsMe

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    Last 60 minutes running ....
  11. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)


    Congratulation, drain_sniffer !!

    For £30 the book 'A Drop Too Many' is yours.

    Thank you for supporting Hols4Heroes. :)

    Same to everyone else who bid as well.

    Please transfer the money to the following account:

    Bank: Holidays4heroes
    Sort: 40-12-09
    Acct: 41416081

    IBAN: GB29MIDL40120941416081
    Swift: MIDLGB2120G

    And afterwards please PM me confirmation details of the payment
    and the address you want to have your book sent to.​
  12. Happy days. Thought it would go for more myself. Will sort the money out at the weekend if thats ok.
  13. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Of course it's ok, drain_sniffer. Thanks again for your support. :)
  14. I will give you 35 quid for it and another 5 quid to Hols for heroes