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Pen & Sword Military
01 December 2019
British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War; Memorials & rolls of honour
In Liverpool local heroes tend to be drawn from football or the music business or from the period when the city was one of Britains greatest ports. Although it has produced many military heroes, only double VC winner Noel Chavasse has had the recognition he deserves. James Murphy, in this meticulously researched and sympathetically written book, sets the record straight. His biographies of twenty-three Liverpool VC winners show what extraordinary sacrifices the men of the city made when they were called on to fight for their country. He gives graphic accounts of the exploits that won them the VC, and he recalls other actions in which they were involved. His main purpose is to show these men at war, but he also provides an insight into their civilian lives, and he records the times they lived in. And he dispels the myths and corrects the errors of fact that have grown up around them. AUTHOR: James Murphy was born in Liverpool and educated at St Marys College, Crosby. After university he worked as a college lecturer and as a consultant in the oil industry. He has published several books including Cedar, Juniper, Ash and The Murder of Julia Wallace. He is at present working on an account of the building of the Mersey Tunnel. 50 b/w illustrations
By:   James Murphy
Imprint:   Pen & Sword Military
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781526766670
ISBN 10:   1526766671
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

James Murphy was born in Liverpool and educated at St Marys College, Crosby. After university he worked as a college lecturer and as a consultant in the oil industry. He has published several books including Cedar, Juniper, Ash and The Murder of Julia Wallace. He is at present working on an account of the building of the Mersey Tunnel.

Reviews for Liverpool VCs

Published to coincide with the unveiling of the stunning memorial to Noel Chavasse, this excellent book tells to stories of 23 VCs associated with Liverpool. --Victoria Cross Society


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