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For Valour

Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

Craig Blanch Aaron Pegram

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New South Books
01 November 2018
History; Australasian & Pacific history; Military history; Memorials & rolls of honour


For Valour tells the remarkable stories of the 100 Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts of bravery and self-sacrifice in battle. From Captain Neville Howse of the New South Wales Army Medical Corps in 1900 to Corporal Cameron Baird of the 2nd Commando Regiment in 2013, heroic actions in the Boer War appear alongside those from the First World War, North Russia, the Second World War, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Vivid descriptions of events on the battlefield are matched with biographical profiles of each of the recipients to provide insights into their lives outside wartime service.

With a foreword from Daniel Keighran VC, new archival research and striking photographs and artworks from the Australian War Memorial, For Valour commemorates the servicemen who have been awarded the military's highest honour.

'For Valour commemorates the extraordinary actions and character that the Victoria Cross honours. Vital leadership in times of mortal danger. Rescuing comrades at the risk of one's own life. Standing fast against overwhelming odds.' - Dame Quentin Bryce
By:   Craig Blanch, Aaron Pegram
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 275mm,  Width: 215mm, 
ISBN:   9781742235424
ISBN 10:   1742235425
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

`For Valour commemorates the extraordinary actions and characterthat the Victoria Cross honours. Vital leadership in times of mortal danger. Rescuing comrades at the risk of one's own life. Standing fast against overwhelming odds. It is right that we recognise these transcendent human qualities; that we draw courage and inspiration from them; that they are our touchstones and our source of eternal hope.' - Dame Quentin Bryce


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