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George Cross Heroes

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In a broadcast to the nation in September 1940 King George VI announced the institution of the George Cross - a civilian equivalent of the Victoria Cross awarded to recognize the many acts of supreme gallantry being performed outside of the battlefield.

From Thomas Alderson, the first recipient of the medal, who heroically rescued several people from trapped houses during o
Hardcover, 389 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Headline (first published October 29th 2010)
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Aug 07, 2014 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What can I say there are some very brave and worthy people out there! Book was a great read and set out really well with the order of the date of gazette behind the order they're listed!
Some of the citations could have been better thought out by the awards committee most ore for carrying out brave and difficult work according to the gazette (no shit!)
Well worth a read as it's such a mix that have been awarded them from soldiers to train drivers!
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