The Complete Victoria Cross
A full chronological record of all holders
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The Complete Victoria Cross is a full chronological record of every Victoria Cross holder and is an essential work of reference for every student of military history. All the British and Commonwealth servicemen who have been awarded the highest honour for exceptional acts of bravery and self-sacrifice are commemorated here. The first VCs awarded for the Crimean War and in the nineteenth-century colonial wars are described, as are the VC's awarded in the world wars of the twentieth century and the most recent VC's awarded during the present-day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The extraordinary exploits recounted in this fascinating book make unforgettable reading.

Each entry gives the name and rank of the VC holder and the date and location of the action in which his VC was earned.
The episodes themselves are described, in vivid detail. Some information is also provided on the subsequent career of the VC recipients, the current known location of their medals and their place of burial.

This remarkable reference book should appeal to anyone who is interested in British military history, in the history of medals, and in the tales of extraordinary heroism exhibited by men under fire.

Kevin Brazier has investigated the lives, careers and military exploits of all 1,358 Victoria Cross holders in order to compile this unique book. He has long been intrigued by medals and medal recipients, in particular by the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for gallantry. Foreword by Keith Payne VC.

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Many thanks to Pen and Sword books for the review copy, buy it here: www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
The Complete Victoria Cross
A full chronological record of all holders of Britain's highest award for gallantry
- Pen & Sword books -
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The incredible true stories of Britains greatest military heroes and the actions that won them the worlds best known and most respected gallantry medal.

Also includes fascinating information on the known location of the medals today. Many are still owned by the families or in museums but it is surprising how many have been lost or stolen. One was even swopped for beer in the local pub!

Very Highly Recommended! 5/5
The Complete Victoria Cross
A full chronological record of all holders of Britain's highest award for gallantry
- Pen & Sword books -
Book format and details:
Title:
The Victoria Cross -
A full chronological record of all holders of Britain's highest award for gallantry
Author:
Kevin Brazier
ISBN:
9781848841505
Format:
Hardback, 240 x 165mm, 432 pages including black and white photographs
Publ. date:
March 2010
The Complete Victoria Cross
A full chronological record of all holders of Britain's highest award for gallantry
- Pen & Sword books -
British Military medal books available from Pen & Sword:
The Complete Victoria Cross
Awards of the
George Cross 1940-2009
British Military Medals
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