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Heroes, Rogues & Vagabonds

Irish Vcs in the Crimean War

David Truesdale John Young

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Helion & Company
15 September 2019
British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Crimean War; Memorials & rolls of honour
Those men awarded the Victoria Cross during the Crimean War served in the artillery, infantry, cavalry and Royal Navy. Not only was the first ever VC recipient an Irishman, so was the first soldier to be so awarded, as was, in many cases the first in many infantry regiments. An Irish VC winner can be found in all major engagements, including the Charge of the Light Brigade and when it came to tossing a live shell out of a trench, the Irish almost made it an Olympic sport.
By:   David Truesdale, John Young
Imprint:   Helion & Company
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 185mm, 
ISBN:   9781911512202
ISBN 10:   191151220X
Series:   From Musket to Maxim 1815-1914
Pages:   136
Publication Date:   15 September 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Truesdale retired in 1998 and since then has produced seven books on military history as well as writing for films and television and producing battlefield guides. For relaxation he paints in watercolours following the Kelly and Moffett schools of innovation, photographs wildlife' listens to good music, drinks red wine and finds that Tommaso Albinoni (1671-17450) and his Oboe Concerto in D Minor, Op.9, No.2, has been an inspiration during difficult times in any manuscript. John Young was born in London in 1956. He has Irish roots on both the maternal and paternal sides of his family. He was educated in Blackheath and north-west London. A visit to the cinema in 1964 sparked his passion in the Zulu War. A passion which he has maintained throughout his adult life. During that time he has contributed to a number of works on the Zulu War. His first experience of writing on the subject was in Soldiers of the Queen - the journal of the Victorian Military Society in which he served as an officer of the society, before being elected as the chairman of Anglo-Zulu War Research in 1991. The society was re-launched as the Anglo-Zulu War Royal Research Trust in which John is only officer of the trust who is not a member of the Zulu Royal House. His previous book on the Zulu War was They Fell Like Stones: the Battles and Casualties of the Zulu War, 1879, published in 1991. As well as this he has written a number of articles on the Zulu War which have been published in various journals and online. He is married with two adult sons. David Truesdale retired in 1998 and since then has produced seven books on military history as well as writing for films and television and producing battlefield guides. For relaxation he paints in watercolours following the Kelly and Moffett schools of innovation, photographs wildlife' listens to good music, drinks red wine and finds that Tommaso Albinoni (1671-17450) and his Oboe Concerto in D Minor, Op.9, No.2, has been an inspiration during difficult times in any manuscript.

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