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For valour : Victoria Cross and Medal of Honor battles / Bryan Perrett.

By: Perrett, Bryan, 1934-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : New York : Weidenfeld & Nicolson ; Distributed by Sterling Pub. Co., 2003Description: vi, 377 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0297846620.Subject(s): Victoria Cross | Medal of HonorDDC classification: 355.1342 | 355.1/34
Contents:
The Crimean War: 1854-56 -- The Battle of the Alma: 20 September 1854 -- The Battle of Balaklava: 25 October 1854 -- Inkerman: 5 November 1854 -- The Indian Mutiny: 1857-58 -- The Delhi Arsenal: 11 May 1857 -- The Siege of Delhi: 8 June-20 September 1857 -- The Storming of Delhi: 14-20 September 1857 -- The Second Relief of Lucknow: 16 November 1857 -- China - North America - Southern Africa North-West Frontier - Cuba: 1860-1900 -- The Taku Forts: 21 August 1860 -- The Great Locomotive Chase: 12 April 1862 -- Gettysburg: 1-3 July 1863 -- Mobile Bay: 5 August 1864 -- The Sioux War of 1876 -- Rorke's Drift: 22-23 January 1879 -- The Storming of Nilt Fort: 2 December 1891 -- San Juan Hill/El Caney: 1 July 1898 -- Colenso: 15 December 1899 -- The Boxer Rising: 1900-1901 -- The First World War: 1914-18 -- Mons, Le Cateau and The Aisne: August-September 1914 -- Gallipoli: 1915 -- Jutland: 31 May-1 June 1916 -- The Somme: 1 July 1916 -- Zeebrugge and Ostend: 22-23 April and 9-10 May 1918 -- Over There - Belleau Wood and The Argonne: June-November 1918 -- The Second World War: 1939-45 -- Tobruk - Operation Crusader: 18 November-7 December 1941 -- The St. Nazaire Raid: 28 March 1942 -- Dieppe - Operation Jubilee: 19 August 1942 -- First and Second Alamein: July and October 1942 -- Guadalcanal: 7 August 1942-7 February 1943 -- Bloody Sunday - The Ploesti Raid: 1 August 1943 -- Anzio: January-June 1944 -- Kohima, Imphal and the Second Chindit Incursion: April-July 1944 -- Market Garden: 17-25 September 1944 -- Iwo Jima: 19 February-26 March 1945.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Victoria Cross, a simple bronze cross inscribed For Valour on the front and engraved with the recipient's name, rank, number, unit and the date of the action on the reverse, was first awarded by Queen Victoria - in a ceremony in Hyde Park - in 1857, to heroes of the Crimea. The VC is the most prized British and Commonwealth decoration for gallantry, and is earned too often at the cost of the ultimate sacrifice. Only 1,354 VCs have been awarded, and this book, in Bryan Perrett's inimitable style, tells the story behind some of the most remarkable, from the Crimea through to the Second World War. Likewise, the Congressional Medal of Honor, the US equivalent decoration, is celebrated here in equal measure in his gripping episodes of outstanding gallantry in battle. The VC and the Medal of Honor have on occasion even been awarded for acts on the same battlefield. It all makes for dramatic reading.

Davey Bequest.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-370) and index.

The Crimean War: 1854-56 -- The Battle of the Alma: 20 September 1854 -- The Battle of Balaklava: 25 October 1854 -- Inkerman: 5 November 1854 -- The Indian Mutiny: 1857-58 -- The Delhi Arsenal: 11 May 1857 -- The Siege of Delhi: 8 June-20 September 1857 -- The Storming of Delhi: 14-20 September 1857 -- The Second Relief of Lucknow: 16 November 1857 -- China - North America - Southern Africa North-West Frontier - Cuba: 1860-1900 -- The Taku Forts: 21 August 1860 -- The Great Locomotive Chase: 12 April 1862 -- Gettysburg: 1-3 July 1863 -- Mobile Bay: 5 August 1864 -- The Sioux War of 1876 -- Rorke's Drift: 22-23 January 1879 -- The Storming of Nilt Fort: 2 December 1891 -- San Juan Hill/El Caney: 1 July 1898 -- Colenso: 15 December 1899 -- The Boxer Rising: 1900-1901 -- The First World War: 1914-18 -- Mons, Le Cateau and The Aisne: August-September 1914 -- Gallipoli: 1915 -- Jutland: 31 May-1 June 1916 -- The Somme: 1 July 1916 -- Zeebrugge and Ostend: 22-23 April and 9-10 May 1918 -- Over There - Belleau Wood and The Argonne: June-November 1918 -- The Second World War: 1939-45 -- Tobruk - Operation Crusader: 18 November-7 December 1941 -- The St. Nazaire Raid: 28 March 1942 -- Dieppe - Operation Jubilee: 19 August 1942 -- First and Second Alamein: July and October 1942 -- Guadalcanal: 7 August 1942-7 February 1943 -- Bloody Sunday - The Ploesti Raid: 1 August 1943 -- Anzio: January-June 1944 -- Kohima, Imphal and the Second Chindit Incursion: April-July 1944 -- Market Garden: 17-25 September 1944 -- Iwo Jima: 19 February-26 March 1945.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 32 chapters, including
  • The Battle of Balaklava
  • The Indian Mutiny
  • The Great Locomotive chase
  • The Battle of Gettysburg
  • The Sioux War of 1876 Rorke's Drift
  • The Battle of Colenso
  • The Boxer Rising
  • The Battle of Mons Gallipoli
  • The Battle of Jutland
  • The Somme Zeebrugge and Ostend Tobruk Anzio Iwo Jima and more