For Valour - Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

Author(s): Aaron Pegram; Craig Blanch

Military and War Stories

For Valour tells the remarkable stories of the 100Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts ofbravery and self-sacrifice in battle. From Captain Neville Howse of the NewSouth Wales Army Medical Corps in 1900 to Corporal Cameron Baird of the 2ndCommando Regiment in 2013, heroic actions in the Boer War appear alongsidethose from the First World War, North Russia, the Second World War, Vietnam andAfghanistan. Vivid descriptions of events on the battlefield are matched withbiographical profiles of each of the recipients to provide insights into theirlives outside wartime service. With a foreword from Daniel Keighran VC, new archivalresearch and striking photographs and artworks from the Australian WarMemorial, For Valour commemorates the servicemen who have been awardedthe military's highest honour. 'For Valour commemorates the extraordinary actions and character thatthe Victoria Cross honours. Vital leadership in times of mortal danger.Rescuing comrades at the risk of one's own life. Standing fast againstoverwhelming odds.' -- Dame Quentin Bryce

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781742235424
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : NewSouth
  • : November 2018
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : Aaron Pegram; Craig Blanch
  • : Aaron Pegram; Craig Blanch
  • : Hardback