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Hols4Heroes: Brandnew copy of the book 'Kursk' by Lloyd Clark- ends 27/09/11

#1
Here you can make a bid for a

Brandnew copy of the book 'Kursk'

by Lloyd Clark

Another great book for the Tankies around ;-)


This is what the cover of the book looks like:

Kursk, Lloyd Clar.jpg



The auction will run for a week.

Please make your bids before

Tuesday, 27th of September, 1800 hrs.

( Just to make sure, this is UK time. )


All proceeds to Holidays4Heroes, please help those who have given so much.

Thank you for your support !

Special thanks to Camberwell Carrot, who donated the book. :thumright:



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Auld-Yin

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#6
This book is an excellent explanation of, arguably, one of the most important battles of WW2. There have never been so many tanks involved in one action before or since and it is doubtful if there will ever be a battle like it. The book has been reviewed for ARRSE by jim24 and the review can be found here : 5 stars!

This is a serious look at this battle, why it happened, what the background to the action is, politically and militarily and written by an eminent historian. It is well worth a read if you are in any way interested in armoured warfare.
 
#9
Thank you, Kit_Monkey and Tick. :)

And thanks for the information, Auld-Yin. :)


Product Description
A monumental, enthralling work charting the greatest land battle of all time which changed the course of World War Two, by a highly regarded military expert
5th July 1943: the greatest land battle of all time began around the town of Kursk in Russia. This epic confrontation between German and Soviet forces was one of the most important military engagements in history and epitomised 'total war'. It was also one of the most bloody, characterised by hideous excess and outrageous atrocities. It was a monumental and decisive encounter of breathtaking intensity which became a turning point, not only on the Eastern Front, but in the Second World War as a whole. As Churchill noted, for Russia, 'Stalingrad was the end of the beginning, but the Battle of Kursk was the beginning of the end'. Using the very latest available archival material including the testimonies of veterans and providing strategic perspective alongside personal stories of front line fighting, Lloyd Clark has written a lucid, enthralling and heart-stopping account of this incredible battle.

About the Author
Lloyd Clark is a senior academic in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Professorial Research Fellow in War Studies, Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham. He is the author of several books, including Anzio: The Friction of War and Arnhem: The Greatest Airborne Battle in History, has contributed to numerous others and lectures on military history all over the world. He is a frequent guide to battlefields on four continents and often works on radio and television as both historical adviser and interviewee. He lives in rural Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.
 
#11
I've just got some extremely good news:

The author Mr Lloyd Clark will sign the book for the winner of this auction !!


We'll send the book to Mr Clark and he will then forward it to the winner.

Mr Clark stated he will pay for the postage for the second leg of the book's journey, as his contribution to the cause.

Not only a Scholar, but also a Gentleman.

Many thanks to Mr Clark on behalf of Holidays4Heroes.
 
#13
That is a very generous gesture by Mr Clark, as I would have been willing to sign it but I'm not sure if that would have actually added to the value :)
 

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