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SUPREME COURAGE Heroic Stories from 150 Years of The Victoria Cross (SIGNED COPY)

DE LA BILLIERE, General Sir Peter

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ISBN 10: 0316725919 / ISBN 13: 9780316725910
Edité par Little, Brown and Company, London, 2004
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat As New Hard Cover
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Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 8475

A propos du livre :

Synopsis :

Since 1854 the Victoria Cross has been the highest award for gallantry in the British Armed Forces. It bears the simple legend 'For Valour', but behind it are thrilling and ultimately humbling tales of unimaginable bravery. SUPREME COURAGE tells the tales of some of those who have won the medal, bringing this badge of honour alive with breath-taking accounts of courage in action. Visiting battle-scenes across the globe, peppering his accounts with letters and first-hand accounts, Sir Peter de la Billière uncovers not just heroism but the hearts and minds of men. With his accounts of Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, Indians and the Gurkhas, Sir Peter de la Billière does more than accompany the man into battle. He reveals their backgrounds, the climate of their times, what it was that drove them on, and the price of fame - the burden of expectation in civilian life that accompanied more than one recipient to a pauper's grave.

Extraordinary, thrilling and intensely moving, SUPREME COURAGE is a significant addition to the literature of war, and a unique and magnificent monument to heroism.

Critique: It is all the more poignant that these stories are retold here by a man of de la Billiere's stature ( DAILY EXPRESS)

Admirable ... will sustain the morale of several nations ( SPECTATOR)

SUPREME COURAGE makes a fascinating read for anyone with even the slightest interest in military history. ( IRELAND EVENING HERALD)

This is a book that demonstrates in clear, soldierly language, just why, despite out age of rampant iconoclasm, the British armed forces still retain the nation's affection and respect. ( MAIL ON SUNDAY)

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Titre : SUPREME COURAGE Heroic Stories from 150 ...

Éditeur : Little, Brown and Company, London

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre : As New

Etat de la jaquette : As New

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : First Edition, First Impression.

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