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Victoria Cross Heroes

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  58 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales
Paperback, 396 pages
Published 2007 by Headline (first published January 1st 2006)
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Tony
Jan 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Not a book to sit down and read cover to cover, but a great book to read for five minutes and gain inspiration.

These stories are humbling...
Hugh Evans
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Each story is a gem.
Christina
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great bit of military history from the Crimean War to the Iraq War from the British perspective.

Reading of so many heroic deeds revealed some themes: selfless service, a disregard for the reality of the danger, and most died during the feat. Possibly some of this could be chalked up to youth, naivete, and following the ideology of those seasoned leaders who they held in high esteem.

Some soldiers in the book suffered PTSD. Some of the soldiers were homosexual.

Some felt useless for anything more
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Amy
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-read
Great little book of truly heroic tales, perfect for reference. These men are real heroes, not X Factor winners and models. The Ashcroft Collection is superb, perhaps take a look at the accompanying DVD, its very good
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