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Post  Bob Pearson on Sat 16 Oct 2010 - 12:37

It's with great pleasure that I am able to inform NUAV that the Norwegian author, Geirr Haarr is to be presented the 'Special Collections book Award' on the 10th November 2010 at Aldershot Library, Hampshire, UK. The award is to be presented by Professor Richard Holmes, CBE, the renowned military historian.

Holmes is a former Brigadier of the British Army, but is probably better known through his many television appearances as a respected military historian.

The Special Collections Book Award is voted on by various professional historians in the UK including the widely respected Mr Malcomson from the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport, one amongst such esteemed judges; therefore the award is indeed paying due deference and respect to Geirr's magnificent contribution to the history of Norway and the wider context of World War Two.

Congratulations, Geirr!

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Post  AltforNorge on Sat 16 Oct 2010 - 15:29

Congratulations study

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Post  Bob Pearson on Thu 11 Nov 2010 - 21:41

Last night naval author, Geirr Haarr proudly, but also very graciously accepted the award for the Land, Sea & Air Special Collections Book Award (Naval section) at Aldershot Library. Their website goes on to describe events:

'The Special Collections held by Hampshire Libraries are an important part of Hampshire’s cultural heritage and are a unique resource demonstrating the county's historical and geographical links to aviation, military and naval past and present'.

'At a ceremony at Aldershot Library & Learning Centre last night (Wednesday 10 November) Professor Richard Holmes - the distinguished military historian – handed out the Awards for the best books in Aviation, Naval and Military subjects published in 2009. These Special Collection Awards have been voted for by the Public, from a starting list of 113 titles, and with an expert panel of judges narrowing the field to 40 books. The coverage was very wide-ranging, with the winners writing upon subjects such as women aviators, the naval conflict in Norway in WWII, and the disgracefully-neglected Imjin River battle of the Korean War'.

Please see link for further details and a picture:

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/air-land-sea.htm

Well done, Geirr you have significnatly raised the bar in the standard set in researching, writing and publishing the history of events during WW2.

Bob

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Post  AltforNorge on Fri 12 Nov 2010 - 17:22

I'' second that.

Especially fine for Haar that he was awarded the Judges award. In some ways Judges award, "Hangs a little higher" than Peoples choice award.

In some ways Judges award is to be tried by his peers.

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