The Naval VCs, VCs of the First World War

Stephen Snelling

ISBN 10: 0750913959 / ISBN 13: 9780750913959
Published by Sutton Publishing Ltd, Gloucestershire, UK, 2002
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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The Naval VCs, VCs of the First World War by Stephen Snelling. Published by Sutton Publishing Ltd, Gloucestershire, UK, 2002. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo. Condition: Nr Fine in Good DJ. Top front corner bumped. 280 Pgs. ISBN 0750913959. The Victoria Cross is a distinction that transcends class and rank, age and reputation, and serves to honor the virtues of leadership, selflessness and undaunted valor. It is Britain's highest military honor. 42 of the VCs awarded during the First World War resulted from naval operations, widely spread in theatres as far apart as the Atlantic and Mesopotamia, East Africa and the North Sea. These awards were won in all manner of fighting ships, from disguised schooner to light cruiser, motor-launch to submarine, and river steamer to battle cruiser. What unites each of the winners is a rare defiance, an unwavering bravery against the odds. One third of the recipients of the VC died during the action for which they were awarded the medal. This book tells their individual stories in gripping accounts of the actions at sea. Through the use of original archive material, the author give a valuable insight into how ordinary men performed such extraordinary deed, and provides a fitting tribute to these men who sacrificed so much for their country. Description text copyright 2011 BooksForComfort. Item ID 24919. Bookseller Inventory # 24919

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Title: The Naval VCs, VCs of the First World War

Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd, Gloucestershire, UK

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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The Victoria Cross is a distinction that transcends class and rank, age and reputation, and serves to honour the virtues of leadership, selflessness and undaunted valour. It is Britain's highest military honour. Forty-two of the VCs awarded during the First World War resulted from naval operations, widely spread in theatres as far apart as the Atlantic and Mesopotamia, East Africa and the North Sea. These awards were won in all manner of fighting ships, from disguised schooner to light cruiser, motor-launch to submarine, and river steamer to battlecruiser. What unites each of the winners is a rare defiance, an unwavering bravery against the odds.

This book tells their individual stories in gripping accounts of the actions at sea, such as the horror of the landing at V Beach at Gallipoli where hundreds of lives were lost, yet the six VC winners fought on regardless of the great danger they faced.

About the Author:

Stephen Snelling is a senior journalist with Eastern Counties Newspapers based in Norwich. He has already contributed two titles to this series: VCs OF WW1: GALLIPOLI, and PASSCHENDAELE 1917. Stephen is a member of the Military Historical Society and the Gallipoli Association. He lives near Norwich.

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