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Victoria Crosses On The Western Front August 1914 April 1915

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front August 1914  April 1915 PDF

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Author: Peter Old Field
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783030437
Size: 41.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 362
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The research for this book commenced in 1988 while the author was serving in the Army. In the years since, numerous sources have been consulted, but career imperatives left insufficient time to complete the project until retirement from the military. In the past the author spent many days on the First and Second World War battlefields wondering precisely where the Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out.??The book is designed for the armchair reader as much as the battlefield visitor. A detailed account of each VC action sets it in the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It will allow visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close, where the VCs were won. Photographs of the battle sites illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each VC recipient and photographs. The biographies cover every aspect of their lives 'warts and all' - parents and siblings, education, civilian employment, military career, wife and children, death and burial or commemoration. There is also a host of other information, much published for the first time. Some fascinating characters emerge, with numerous links to many famous people and events.??As featured on BBC Radio Wiltshire and in the Daily Record, Gloucestershire Echo, Canterbury Times and Barking & Dagenham Post.


Victoria Crosses On The Western Front April 1915 June 1916

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front  April 1915   June 1916 PDF

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Author: Paul Oldfield
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1473872081
Size: 35.74 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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During visits to the First World War battlefields the author often wondered where various Victoria Cross actions took place; he resolved to find out. Research commenced in 1988 and numerous sources have been consulted in the meantime. The book is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. A detailed account of each VC action is set within the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It allows visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close, where the VC actions took place and understand what happened and where. Photographs of the battle sites illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each recipient covering every aspect of their lives 'warts and all' - parents and siblings, education, civilian employment, military career, wife and children, death and burial/commemoration. There is also a host of other information, much of it published for the first time. Some fascinating characters emerge, with numerous links to many famous people and events.


Victoria Cross Heroes

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Author: Michael Ashcroft
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1785901400
Size: 32.19 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Foreword by Lance-Sergeant Johnson Beharry VC THE VICTORIA CROSS is Britain and the Commonwealth's most prestigious gallantry medal for courage in the face of the enemy. It has been bestowed upon 1,355 heroic individuals from all walks of life since its creation during the Crimean War. Lord Ashcroft, who has been fascinated with bravery since he was a young boy, now owns 200 VCs, by far the largest collection of its kind in the world. Following on from the bestselling Victoria Cross Heroes, first published in 2006 to mark the 150th anniversary of the award, Victoria Cross Heroes: Volume II gives extraordinary accounts of the bravery behind the newest additions to Lord Ashcroft's VC collection - those decorations purchased in the last decade. With nearly sixty action-packed stories of courageous soldiers, sailors and airmen from a range of global conflicts including the Indian Mutiny of 1857-58, the Second Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 and the First and Second World Wars, this book is a powerful testament to the strength of the human spirit and a worthy tribute to the servicemen who earned the Victoria Cross. Their inspirational deeds of valour and self-sacrifice should be championed and never forgotten.


For Valour

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Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459728505
Size: 18.68 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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The collected stories of the Canadian recipients of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration. As Canada came into its own as a nation during the First World War, proving itself capable of standing alongside Britain on the world stage, scores of Canadians were awarded the Commonwealth’s highest award for pre-eminent acts of valour, self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty, the Victoria Cross. For Valour details every Canadian VC recipient from the First World War. These men, ordinary servicemen from widely differing social backgrounds, acted with valour above and beyond the call of duty. Their stories and experiences offer a fresh perspective on the “war to end all wars.” Series editor Gerald Gliddon and contributors Stephen Snelling, and Peter F. Batchelor, examine the men and the dramatic events that led to the granting of this most prized of medals. Each of the men’s stories is different, but they all have one thing in common — acts of extraordinary bravery under fire.


Our Wilf

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Author: Alan Vowles
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 0244300313
Size: 60.76 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
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‘Wilfred Dolby Fuller V.C. was a hero of his time. A son, a husband, a father, a miner, a Grenadier Guard and a Police Officer. Never previously published as a full story, Wilfred’s biography is a tale of supreme gallantry and hardship following him from his time in the ‘pits’ to his untimely end and beyond. Share with Wilfred his surprise at winning the Victoria Cross after his brave actions at the battle of Neuve Chapelle and the public adoration that he experienced on his homecoming. Follow him through his career as a ‘Bobby on the beat’ in the 1920s and 30s, before reading of his legacy which stretches from Mansfield to Somerset. Using previously unpublished records and photographs from the archives of Avon and Somerset Constabulary with assistance from the Guards Museum in London, this is a unique insight into a man whose sacrifice will always be remembered’ The book, has a forward by the Chief Constable, Andy Marsh and the Lt Colonel Commanding First Battalion Grenadier Guards


Victoria Crosses On The Western Front Third Ypres 1917

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Author: Paul Oldfield
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473884853
Size: 57.31 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 848
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In the past, while visiting the First World War battlefields, the author often wondered where the various Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. In 1988, in the midst of his army career, research for this book commenced and over the years numerous sources have been consulted.Victoria Crosses on the Western Front Third Ypres 1917 is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. A thorough account of each VC action is set within the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It will allow visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close to, where each VC was won. Photographs of the battle sites richly illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each recipient, covering every aspect of their lives warts and all parents and siblings, education, civilian employment, military career, wife and children, death and burial/commemoration. A host of other information, much of it published for the first time, reveals some fascinating characters, with numerous links to many famous people and events.


Victoria Crosses On The Western Front Somme 1916

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front   Somme 1916 PDF

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Author: Paul Oldfield
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
ISBN: 1473874572
Size: 25.96 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 544
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In the past, while visiting the First World War battlefields, the author often wondered where the various Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. In 1988, in the midst of his army career, research for this book commenced and over the years numerous sources have been consulted. Victoria Crosses on the Western Front – Somme 1916 is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. A thorough account of each VC action is set within the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It will allow visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close to, where each VC was won. Photographs of the battle sites richly illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each recipient covering every aspect of their lives ‘warts and all’ – parents and siblings, education, civilian employment, military career, wife and children, death and burial/commemoration. A host of other information, much of it published for the first time, reveals some fascinating characters, with numerous links to many famous people and events.


Victoria Crosses On The Western Front Battles Of The Scarpe 1918 And Drocourt Queant Line

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front     Battles of the Scarpe 1918 and Drocourt Queant Line PDF

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Author: Paul Oldfield
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
ISBN: 1526788047
Size: 40.21 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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In the past, while visiting the First World War battlefields, the author often wondered where the various Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. In 1988, in the midst of his army career, research for this book commenced and over the years numerous sources have been consulted. Victoria Crosses on the Western Front: Battles of the Scarpe & Drocourt- Quéant Line, is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. A thorough account of each VC action is set within the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It will allow visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close to, where each VC was won. Photographs of the battle sites richly illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each recipient, covering every aspect of their lives warts and all: parents and siblings, education, civilian employment, military career, wife and children, death and burial/commemoration. A host of other information, much of it published for the first time, reveals some fascinating characters, with numerous links to many famous people and events.


Young Citizen Old Soldier From Boyhood In Antrim To Hell On The Somme

 Young Citizen  Old Soldier  from Boyhood in Antrim to Hell on the Somme PDF

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Author: James McRoberts
Publisher: Helion
ISBN: 9781908916488
Size: 68.56 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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For almost 43 years three school notebooks lay in obscurity in the County Armagh home of sixty two-year old James McRoberts. The closely filled pages recorded just over two years in his life in uniform as he played his part in what was then known as the Great War. During the Home Rule crisis of 1914, one of several in Ireland's history, James McRoberts, like many other men, joined the Young Citizen Volunteers, an organization that eventually became the 14th Royal Irish Rifles, a battalion of the 36th (Ulster) Division. These notebooks, written at the time and with footnotes added some forty years later, record his Army service between 8 January 1915 and 3 April 1917. They tell, with remarkable immediacy, of his time at Randalstown, County Antrim and the move to Seaford in East Sussex. From here, after further training, James moved with his Battalion to the trenches of the Western Front. Written with a degree of humor and some detail his story covers the mundane routine of camp life, recreation behind the lines, the horrors of enemy shelling, the deaths of good friends and the momentous events of 1 July 1916 on the Somme, when his unit was in the thick of the action. On 1 November 1917, while acting as a scout for a night patrol at Messines Ridge, James was seriously wounded and evacuated to hospital - for him the War was over. Nevertheless, he continued to record what was happening around him both with humour and in detail. Classed as 80% disabled, he was eventually discharged and returned home to enjoy a postwar career as a surveyor in County Armagh. This is a remarkable memoir that is, by turns, lively, candid, humorous, poignant, and above all a window into the world of an Ulsterman who found himself both witness and participant to a series of remarkable events. His descriptions of army life, both daily routine and the inferno on the Somme in July 1916, add greatly to our knowledge of this most climactic period of history.


The Monthly Army List

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Author: Great Britain. Army
Publisher:
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Size: 68.88 MB
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Category : Retired military personnel
Languages : en
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