Hols4Heroes: Victoria Cross Heroes DVD - ends 14/12/10

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  1. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Here you can bid for a

    Victoria Cross Heroes DVD


    "The most democratic and at the same time the most exclusive all orders of chivalry - the most enviable order of the Victoria Cross."
    Edward VIII (when Prince of Wales)


    Seventy years after that statement, Edward's great nephew, HRH Prince Charles, introduces the definitive history and a landmark series to commemorate and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross. It pays fitting tribute to the men who have been awarded the highest medal for gallantry. As President of the VC and GC Association and with the Royal Family's long connection with Britain's armed forces, the Prince believes the medal has a particular resonance and significance.

    True courage is something that many aspire to but few achieve. Victoria Cross Heroes is the story of ordinary people who performed extraordinary acts of bravery. Those who receive the VC, for valour as the inscription states so simply and so powerfully, are real heroes who more often that not sacrificed their lives in order that others survived. Today there are only 12 living holders and their numbers are dwindling.

    This three x one hour series has been made by Empire Media Productions for channel five. It tells the incredible stories of some of the 1351 winners from the Crimea through to Iraq and the great conflicts of the 20th century in which British and Commonwealth forces have been involved.

    'Victoria Cross Heroes' is a high-end specialist factual programme, made by experienced history programme makers. Its budget and ambition bring high production and editorial values to the screen. Each programme is based around the stories of 2 or 3 main VC holders and their actions, while the journey of the medal's evolution is told through fascinating archive materials and well structured interviews.



    This is what the DVD looks like:

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

    Tuesday, 14th of December, 1800 hrs.

    ( Just to make sure, this is GMT. )


    As always all proceeds go to Holidays4Heroes.

    Thank you for your support !!


    Here are photos of two of the VC holders, who are interviewed in this video as well,
    with members of the 'Holidays4Heroes Bear Team':

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    And a big thanks to Empire Media, who donated the DVD. :thumleft:
     
  2. £15 to start the ball rolling
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  3. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you, rockape. :)
     
  4. Twenty English squids.
     
  5. fünf und zwanzig bitte, YIM
     
  6. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Fantastic you two. :thumleft:

    So, at £25 with rockape. :)
     
  7. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Anymore bids for this fantastic DVD box ? :)
     
  8. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

  9. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Don't forget this will end tonight 1800. :)
     
  10. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)


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    Congratulation, Rockape !!

    For £25 the DVD set is yours.
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    Thank you for supporting Hols4Heroes.

    Same to everyone else who bid as well.
    (And a BIG thanks to Empire Media, who donated the item. [​IMG] )

    Please transfer the money to one of the following accounts:

    Paypal: info@holidays4heroes.org

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

    IBAN: GB29MIDL40120941416081
    Swift: MIDLGB2120G


    If you send using PayPal:
    For payment type, click personal, then GIFT, there will be no charges levied on Hols4Heroes this way !!!


    And because it's not with me, please PM PRT the address you want to have the DVDs sent to.
     
  11. Paid via PayPal (gift) - Unique Transaction ID #21821701L98623019
     
  12. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    And again ... thank you for all your support, Rockape.
    It's people like you to make all the little wonders for the soldiers and their families come true. :hug: