Extraordinary Heroes: The Amazing Stories of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Recipients

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The Victoria and George Crosses are the highest military and civil decorations of the United Kingdom, awarded for gallantry. The Victoria Cross, introduced in 1856, is awarded to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries for valour in the face of the enemy, while the George Cross was introduced during World War II so that civilians could also be awarded for acts of heroism, or conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger. There have been 1,356 Victoria Crosses awarded, and there have been 406 ...

Extraordinary Heroes: The Amazing Stories of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Recipients 2010, Osprey Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781849083898

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