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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
Etat : As New Couverture rigide
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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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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 Billiere 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 Billiere 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.

About the Author:

Sir Peter was born in 1934. He lost his father in WW2 and joined the army as a private in 1952, becoming an officer in 1955. In 1956 he joined the SAS. He was made Commander of the British Forces during the first Gulf War and knighted in 1992.

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