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For Valour by Bryan Perrett
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The Victoria Cross, a simple bronze cross inscribed For Valour on the front and engraved with the recipient's name, rank, number, unit and the date of the action on the reverse, was first awarded by Queen Victoria - in a ceremony in Hyde Park - in 1857, to heroes of the Crimea. The VC is the most prized British and Commonwealth decoration for gallantry, and is earned too often at the cost of the ultimate sacrifice. Only 1,354 VCs have been awarded, and this book, in Bryan Perrett's inimitable style, tells the story behind some of the most remarkable, from the Crimea through to the Second World War. Likewise, the Congressional Medal of Honor, the US equivalent decoration, is celebrated here in equal measure in his gripping episodes of outstanding gallantry in battle. The VC and the Medal of Honor have on occasion even been awarded for acts on the same battlefield.

Author Biography

Bryan Perrett, a former army man himself, has been writing about military adventure and heroism for some years now, collecting a large band of enthusiastic readers. His books have formed the mainstay of the Cassell Military Paperbacks list and include many military bestsellers.
Release date NZ
December 2nd, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
10 Maps
Imprint
Cassell Military
Pages
400
Dimensions
133x197x27
ISBN-13
9780304366989
Product ID
1662978

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