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Heroes: The True Stories Behind Every VC Winner Since World War Two

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For a nation with a long and proud military tradition, one token stands above all others as a mark of recognition for the ultimate acts of individual feats of arms: the Victoria Cross. Awarded for one reason alone - to mark extreme acts of great heroism by British and Commonwealth servicemen in the face of the enemy - it is unquestionably the hardest club in the world to ...more
Paperback, 287 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by John Blake
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Rick Brindle
Apr 23, 2013 Rick Brindle rated it it was amazing
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An excellent book,, giving the stories of VC winners from post world war 2 onwards, right up to Afghanistan. Included are Australian and New Zealanders. A humbling read.
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Short and to the point. Some of the bravery amazed me in this book. An example to all of us when we need courage.
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I just read certain chapters that I need for research. It has many heart-warming moments and sadness with the death of soldiers. All soldiers are heroes-weather they are rewarded or not.
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