Victoria's Cross

Victoria's Cross

The Untold Story of Britain's Highest Award for Bravery

Hardback344pp Illustrated241x163mm

9781843542698     Product Code: 509200

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The Victoria Cross is the most prestigious British military accolade and is rarely awarded. This investigation into the origins and bestowal of the medal reveals the political issues that have directed the selection of recipients since its inception. Gary Mead reviews the origins of the decoration; tells some of the heroic stories of qualifying candidates; and asks why some other acts of bravery have been inexplicably overlooked and why no women have ever been awarded the VC.

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