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  Victoria Cross: Australia's Finest and the Battles they Fought
Victoria Cross: Australia's Finest


 
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 368 pages
Author: A. Staunton
Year: 2005
Other Data: b&w photos, maps, appendixes, index
ISBN: 9781740662888

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Four wars. Seventy battles. Countless acts of valour. And, in Australia, one single cause.

For over 130 years, the Victoria Cross was the Commonwealth's highest military honour. The supreme decoration for gallantry; the ultimate symbol of grit.

Nintey-six Australians have received the award and 'Victoria Cross' shows us why. Fully revised and updated since its first publication in 1963, this classic reference work travels from the trenches of Europe to the jungles of Vietnam - via Africa, Russia and the Middle East - to bring home just how, in the words of Elizabeth II, 'they dared mightily and turned their necessity into glorious gain'.

With over 100 rarely seen photographs from the Australian War Memorial, and a special section on our George Cross recipients, 'Victoria Cross' conveys not just the drama of war, but all the character required to fight it.

Contents:
Introduction
For Valour: The Victoria Cross
For Empire: South Africa (1899-1902)
Gallipoli (1915)
World War: East Africa/Sinai-Palestine/France (2915-1917)
Step by Step: Third Ypres and Passchendaele (1917)
The German Spring Offensive (1918)
The Hundred Days: France (1918)
Fighting the Bolsheviks: North Russia (1919)
War in the Mediterranean (1941-1942)
Airmen for the Empire: Europe (1941-1945)
Close to Home: Malaya and Borneo (1942-1945)
Jungle Warfare in Papua and New Guinea (1942-1945)
Vietnam (1962-1972)
For Gallantry: The George Cross
Appendices
Index


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