Hols4H: Three military books (21.06.)

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  1. YesItsMe

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    [align=center]In this auction you can bid for

    Three fantastic and new military books


    1. The Battle of Britain by James Holland
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    The definitive account of the Battle of Britain from acclaimed historian James Holland.
    Drawing on extensive new research from around the world, this is the first narrative history of the Battle of Britain to provide a complete picture of that fateful summer of 1940. Telling the story of the titanic clash between Britain and Germany from both sides, this groundbreaking work also examines, for the first time, the conflict on land, sea and at home, as well as in the air. It is the definitive version of a period of extraordinary drama, and a time in which the fate of the world truly hung by a thread.


    2. Extreme Risk by Major Chris Hunter
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    In this edgy, fast-paced and incredibly moving account, Chris Hunter chronicles the remarkable journey of a teenager with few hopes and limited prospects who went on to become one of the most successful counter-terrorism operators in Britain. Hunter depicts his grueling officer training at Sandhurst, and afterwards as a young troop commander in Bosnia. He describes how, as a bomb disposal operator in Northern Ireland and Iraq, he witnessed horrendous acts of terrorism and recounts the methods he employed to outsmart the terrorists who repeatedly tried to target him. Hunter takes us to some of the most perilous places on earth as he and his team relentlessly attempt to track down the world's leading terrorists and disrupt their networks. A journey that takes us from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to the murky back-streets of Colombia and Israel. Whether he's protecting members of the Royal Family, responding to the 2005 London suicide bombings or trying to foil Al Qaeda bomb plots, he provides a fascinating, no-holds-barred insight into a fascinating world that has rarely been documented by somebody on the inside. By turns gritty, absorbing, and heart-breaking, this is the portrait of a man prepared to sacrifice everything for his country, but to concede nothing to the terrorists.

    3. Bomber Flight Berlin by Mike Rossiter
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    Flying Lancaster bombers on raids into Germany was one of the most dangerous missions of the war. Casualties in Bomber Command were shockingly high, there was statistically only a 17% chance of a bomber crew surviving a full tour of operations. Night after night Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey King and the crew of C Charlie risked their lives. Together they faced incredible dangers, near misses, close encounters with the fighter planes of the Luftwaffe, and crash landings. Against this background a friendship was formed that bound the crew of C Charlie together against all odds. Between May 1943 and May 1944 Geoffrey King and his crew flew thirty missions over Germany, hitting Frankfurt, the Ruhr, and bombing Berlin ten times. They trusted each other so much that they were determined to stay together after their full tour. They refused to take leave and be split up, instead they volunteered immediately for another tour. As King says 'We believed in ourselves so much, no one ever panicked, even when the situation looked so desperate. We all believed that our best chance of staying alive was to stick together.' Geoffrey King and the crew of C Charlie are unique in having flown together for fifty missions and living to tell the tale. Now, sixty years later, Geoffrey is the only one of this group of friends still alive to tell the story. As well as the memories of the other men he spent three years of the war with, he lives daily with the memories of those ten missions above Berlin, as he flew into what seemed certain death, and aircraft all around him were blasted out of the sky.

    The auction will run for a week, so please make your bids before

    Monday, 21st of June, 1800 hrs.

    ( Just to make sure, this is GMT. )

    We all know where the money goes to and that it is much needed.


    Many thanks to red_square, who donated the books after winning them on ARRSE. :thumleft:
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  2. YesItsMe

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    A gentle Tuesday lunchtime [​IMG]
     
  3. YesItsMe

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    Anyone to kick these off ? :)


    1. The Battle of Britain by James Holland

    2. Extreme Risk by Major Chris Hunter

    3. Bomber Flight Berlin by Mike Rossiter
     
  4. Sympathetic_Reaction

    Sympathetic_Reaction LE Book Reviewer

    Go on then


    1. The Battle of Britain by James Holland - £10 Sympathetic_Reaction

    2. Extreme Risk by Major Chris Hunter

    3. Bomber Flight Berlin by Mike Rossiter
     
  5. YesItsMe

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    Thank you for your bid, S_R. :)
     
  6. CountryGal

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    1. The Battle of Britain by James Holland - £10 Sympathetic_Reaction

    2. Extreme Risk by Major Chris Hunter - £10 Countrygal

    3. Bomber Flight Berlin by Mike Rossiter
     
  7. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you for your bid as well, CountryGal. :)
     
  8. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Anymore bids for these great military books ? [​IMG]


    1. The Battle of Britain by James Holland - £10 Sympathetic_Reaction

    2. Extreme Risk by Major Chris Hunter - £10 Countrygal


    3. Bomber Flight Berlin by Mike Rossiter
     
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  10. YesItsMe

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    Thank you for your bid, TS. :thumleft:


    1. The Battle of Britain by James Holland - £10 Sympathetic_Reaction

    2. Extreme Risk by Major Chris Hunter - £10 Countrygal

    3. Bomber Flight Berlin by Mike Rossiter £15 TS
     
  11. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Anymore bids for these fantastic books ? [​IMG]
     
  12. Does an authors signature bump the price up :?
     
  13. YesItsMe

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    It might do so, but I don't think that they've got one. ;)
     
  14. YesItsMe

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    Don't forget this ends tonight. [​IMG]
     
  15. YesItsMe

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    Bit more than 4 hours left now ...

    Going once [​IMG]