Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross free pdf The Victoria Cross is one of the world's most famous medals. It was introduced by Queen Victoria in 1856 for 'most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy', and has been awarded only 1,358 times. Exploring the actions and events that lead to the VC being awarded, "Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross" is full of heroic tales, drama and action from the last century. Some testimonies come from soldiers, sailors and airmen who were awarded the VC- others come from those who witnessed extraordinary acts for which the medal was won. Collected from the Imperial War Museum's Sound Archives, most of the first-hand accounts in this book are published for the very first time. "Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross" explores the very nature of bravery by those whose job it was to be brave. It is a landmark addition to the "Forgotten Voices" series.

About Roderick Bailey

A graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and a former Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, Roderick Bailey is a historian attached to the Imperial War Museum. He is the author of Forgotten Voices of D-Day, Forgotten Voices of the Secret War, which was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, and the acclaimed The Wildest Province: SOE in the Land of the Eagle.

Details Book

Author : Roderick Bailey
Publisher : Ebury Press
Data Published : 14 October 2010
ISBN : 0091938163
EAN : 9780091938161
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Forgotten Voices of the Second World War free pdfForgotten Voices of the Second World War

    The Imperial War Museum holds a vast archive of interviews with soldiers. sailors. airmen and civilians of most nationalities who saw action during WW2. As in the highly-acclaimed Forgotten Voices of the Great War..


  • Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust free pdfForgotten Voices of the Holocaust

    Following the success of Forgotten Voices of the Great War. Lyn Smith visits the oral accounts preserved in the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive. to reveal the sheer complexity and horror of one of human history's darkest hours..


  • Animal Heroes free pdfAnimal Heroes

    The PDSA Dickin Medal (regarded as the animals' Victoria Cross) has been awarded to just 64 animals. from the Blitz to present day. for their courage in times of crisis. Among these incredible true-life stories you will meet..


  • Queen Victoria and Her Enormous Empire free pdfQueen Victoria and Her Enormous Empire

    Everybody knows Victoria married a chap called Albert and wore black clothes - all the time. But did you know that Victoria went on her holidays in disguise. and was best pals with her rude Scottish servant..


  • Queen Victoria and the Theatre of Her Age free pdfQueen Victoria and the Theatre of Her Age

    This title provides a portrait of Queen Victoria "at the play". Through Victoria's diary. artwork. and correspondence we see her as enraptured spectator. bountiful patron. and tyrannical director of private theatricals..


  • Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross free pdfForgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross

    . The Victoria Cross is one of the world's most famous medals. It was introduced by Queen Victoria in 1856 for 'most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice,