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For Valour: Victoria Cross & Medal of Honor


 
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 400 pages
Author: B. Perrett
Year: 2004
Other Data: b&w photos, appendix, bibliog, index
ISBN: 9780304366989

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The history of the Victoria Cross and the Congressional Medal of Honor is a history of heroism and sacrifice. Such as Private Sidney Godley who single-handedly held the enemy in check for two hours at Mons although he had a shell splinter in his back and was struck by a bullet that lodged in his skull. Then there were the men who defended Dehli's arsenal during The Great Mutiny and almost paid the ultimate price when they site fire to the magazine to avoid it falling into enemy hands. Or the daring theft by Union spies of a railway train, so beginning what became known as The Great Locomotive Chase. Or the men of the US 7th Cavalry awarded the Medal of Honor for their part in the disastrous Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which the flamboyant General Custer and over 200 of his men were massacred.

Fascinating and awe-inspiring, from the battlefields of the Crimean War through to the Second World War, these are the stories behind some of the most remarkable feats of bravery ever recorded.

Contents:

Introduction
The Crimean War 1854-56
 - The Battle of Alma, 20 September 1854
 - The Battle of the Balaklava, 25 October 1854
 - Inkerman, 5 November 1854
The Indian Mutiny 1857-58
 - The Delhi Arsenal, 11 May 1857
 - The Siege of Delhi, 8 June-20 September 1857
 - The Storming of Delhi, 14-20 September 1857
 - The Second Relief of Lucknow, 16 November 1857
China, North America, Southern Africa, North-West Frontier, Cuba 1860-1900
 - The Taku Forts, 21 August 1860
 - The Great Locomotive, 12 April 1862
 - Gettysburg, 1-3 July 1863
 - Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864
 - The Sioux War of 1876
 - Rorke's Drift, 22-23 January 1879
 - The Storming of Nilt Fort, 2 December 1891
 - San Juan Hill/El Caney, 1 July 1898
 - Colenso, 15 December 1899
 - The Boxer Rising, 1900-1901
The First World War 1914-18
 - Mons, Le Cateau and The Aisne, August-September 1914
 - Gallipoli, 1915
 - Jutland, 31 May-1 June 1916
 - The Somme, 1 July 1916
 - Zeebrugge and Ostend, 22-23 April, and 9-10 May 1918
 - Over There - Belleau Wood and The Argonne, June-November 1918
The Second World War 1939-45
 - Tobruk - Operation Crusader, 18 November-7 December 1941
 - The St Nazaire Raid, 28 Mar 1942
 - Dieppe - Operation Jubilee, 19 August 1942
 - First and Second Alamein, July and October 1942
 - Guadalcanal, 7 August 1942-7 February 1943
 - Anzio, January-June 1944
 - Kohima, Imphal and the Second Chindit Incursion, April-July 1944
 - Market Garden, 17-25 September 1944
 - Iwo Jima, 19 February-26 March 1945
Epilogue
Appendix
Bibliography
Index


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