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Synopsis: During the opening four months of the First World War no fewer than 46 soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded Britain's highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of mini-biographies, Gerald Gliddon examines the men and the dramatic events that led to the award of this most coveted of medals. These men were "ordinary" soldiers from widely differing social backgrounds, who all acted above and beyond the call of duty. Each story is told chronologically and offers a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the "war to end wars."
About the Author: Gerald Gliddon is a notable historian and author, who is also a bookseller specializing in military history. He has written a number of books about the First World War and has co-ordinated the VCs series. Among his many titles is Somme 1916: A Battlefield Guide.
Title: 1914 (VCs of the First World War)
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Book Condition: Brand New
Book Description Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. First edition. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Edition: First Edition. Ex Library. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2200186
Book Description Sutton Publishing Ltd, London, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Neat owner's plate on inside cover. Otherwise the book is like new, no marks, clean and bright, tight binding. The dust wrapper has minor wear to rear bottom, otherwise fine. Items are dispatched the same or the following working day. Please note our excellent customer feedback. Bookseller Inventory # 005849
Book Description Sutton Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. hardback, large 8vo, gently bumped to tip of top corner on rear board, bookplate of a previous owner to verso of front free endpaper o/w a very good tightly bound copy in a very good pictorial dust wrapper that has faded very slightly to spine, b&w illustrations, 230pp. Bookseller Inventory # 197706
Book Description Alan sutton, United Kingdom, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 230pp, not price clipped, no inscriptions, illustrated. Slight rubbing to wrapper but no tears, overall a very nice condition copy. Heavy book, please inquire for postage outside the UK. We have a number of books in this series, please contact for details and bulk price. Bookseller Inventory # 017402
Book Description Alan Sutton, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 0.75 Hardback; very good in very good dustjacket. ; The forty-six VC winners from the British and Commonwealth armies; arranged chronologically. Illustrations & maps. ; 280 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 45114
Book Description Alan Sutton Publishing, Limited, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 1994. Black Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 0750905654 212pp. The text is accompanied by both b/w illustrations & maps. One board corner has been bumped with a light bump to another. Slight bump to the head & tail of the spine. Slight spine lean. Fresh & clean. A very good book. The dust wrapper has not been price clipped, though has slight shelf wear. A bright, fresh wrapper. No niks or tears. A lovely copy. Shipping from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 218653
Book Description Phoenix Mill 1997, Sutton, ( Budding Books ) UK reprint edition, hard bound in dust jacket, Fine/Fine condition, 7 x 10, prof. illus, bibliog, index.-------------------------------------------------Accounts of every award of the Victoria Cross during 1914, the first year of the Great War. With the assassination in Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, the tinder-dry tensions that had smouldered throughout Europe for many decades finally burst into flames. The first gunshots of war that rang out five weeks later heralded the dawn of a cataclysmic conflict that would ultimately claim millions of lives and lay waste vast tracts of land across Europe.During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients – ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties – and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived.--------------------------------------------------Whatever the social background or rank of the individual serviceman, the common denominator was valour above and beyond the call of duty. It is a sad irony, therefore, that many of those who gave so much for their country – and who survived – were later to fall on hard times, often dying of ill health or in poverty. Some survivors were fortunate enough to enjoy long and fulfilled lives after the war, but for the majority their Victoria Crosses certainly did not ensure a free ticket to health, wealth and happiness in a `land fit for heroes'.The book is arranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War and is illustrated with over 150 photographs and drawings, many of which are here published for the first time. Bookseller Inventory # 38775
Book Description Alan Sutton Publishing, Limited, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-210-45-5167705
Book Description Alan Sutton Publishing, Limited, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-210-45-5167705
Book Description Alan Sutton Publishing, Limited, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Like new condition. Bookseller Inventory # XX-210-45-5167705