Vic­to­ria Cross Heroes of World War One

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Vic­to­ria Cross Heroes of World

War One is the de­fin­i­tive il­lus­trated his­tory of those who were awarded Bri­tain’s high­est mil­i­tary ac­co­lade for val­our dur­ing the Great War. This stun­ning book tells the in­spir­ing, mov­ing and hum­bling sto­ries of all 627 Vic­to­ria Cross re­cip­i­ents, and is a heart- rend­ing trib­ute to the loy­alty, brav­ery and self­less­ness of these Bri­tish and Com­mon­wealth heroes. Robert Hamil­ton’s in­di­vid­ual bi­ogra­phies and in­tro­duc­tions mas­ter­fully por­tray the ex­pe­ri­ence of those who fought in the Great War. 2,000 stun­ning, rare and pre­vi­ously un­seen pho­tographs vividly por­tray each VC re­cip­i­ent and the bleak con­di­tions they fought and lived in. Metic­u­lously re­searched, en­tries range from brief sketches to de­tailed ac­counts and in­clude con­tem­po­rary re­ports, news­pa­per cut­tings, and de­tailed maps. ( 384pp, hard­back)

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