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

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  1. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    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:

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

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    A very gentle first


    Where are all the tankies ?​
  3. £5..............................
  4. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you for the first bid, Tick. :)
  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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.
  6. £12..........................
  7. GBP25 from a Tankie

    P.S. Is it a signed copy??
  8. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    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.
  9. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Sorry, bokkatankie, missed your post for posting at the same time.

    Thank you for your bid and it's not a signed book this time. :)
  10. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    I've just got some extremely good news:

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

    Many thanks to Mr Clark on behalf of Holidays4Heroes.
  11. 30 UKP if I can pay by C.C...or a week tomrrow from my WDP. :grin:
  12. 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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  13. STC

    STC Swinger

    £30 if Recce can't pay by installments
  14. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you for your bid, Recce. :) And thanks for the offer, Daxx, but you might be right and that would actually not increase the value. ;-)
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