Acts of Valour

The History of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand
Product Number: EB00635122
Released: Aug 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781775490876
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Description

Profiles in courage - the definitive history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand, fully updated in this new edition.

For 150 years the highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry has been the Victoria Cross. These are the extraordinary stories of the New Zealand VCs. Since its instigation in 1856 more than 40 Victoria Crosses have been awarded to men whose courage in the face of the enemy was recognised by their comrades. The events, politics and philosophies of this exclusive award are examined by two leading military historians — each story powerful and unique, with compelling accounts of the battles that made our nation and forged our history. Informative, exciting and provocative,Fully revised and updated for the pivotal centennial anniversaries of WWI.

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Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2016

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