Holidays for Heroes - Task Force Black - ends 18/10/11

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  1. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Folks, here's another gem from those great people at the Arrse Book Club.

    This is a signed hardback copy of 'Task Force Black' by Mark Urban, with the dedication 'Auld-Yin at Army Rumour Service'.

    Here's the review by Fang Farrier http://www.arrse.co.uk/content/152-review-task-force-black-mark-urban.html

    The lot includes postage to the winning bidder, and all proceeds go to Holidays for Heroes.

    The auction will end at 1800 on 18th October.
     
  2. £10................
     
  3. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you for your bid, Tick. :thumleft:
     
  4. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Added to FB and RP and this is what it looks like:

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  5. £15 and some extra words to allow this to post
     
  6. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you for your bid, scollyb. :)
     
  7. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Put those extra words into a book, and we'll have another one to sell!
     
  8. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Well, black as well ... [​IMG]
     
  9. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Any advance on £15?
     
  10. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Review
    'This is an essential record of a remarkable military period. Too often Special Forces operations are shrouded in uncontextual mystery, rendering many works about them speculative homoerotic hagiographies. Urban is immune to such nonsense' Sam Kiley, The Times --Sam Kiley, The Times

    Product Description
    When British and American forces invaded Iraq in April 2003, their intelligence operations got to work looking for the WMD their governments had promised us were there. They quickly realised no such weapons existed. Instead they become faced with an ever-increasing spiral of extremism and violence that was almost impossible to understand, let alone contain. This book tells the story of what happened next, one of the most dramatic and sustained operations in our recent military history. Up against the wall, under the aegis of the joint forces commanded by Major General McChrystal, our men moved into action using the wide variety of aircraft and weaponry at their disposal. Combining intelligence with brute force, the SAS went on the attack, night after night targeting Al-Qaeda and other insurgent groups with an intensity never before practiced by the service, destroying the terrorist threat and saving lives.
     
  11. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Still at £15 with scollyb. Any more bids, please?
     
  12. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Any advance on £15?
     
  13. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Perhaps you know someone, who's interested in MI work. This would make the perfect Christmas present. :)
     
  14. 20 pounds from me.
     
  15. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you for your bid, Rupert. :)