The Victoria Cross
By (author) Peter Duckers
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Victoria Cross by Peter Duckers
Book DescriptionThe Victoria Cross, established in 1856 during the Crimean War, has remained to this day the highest British reward 'for valour' and is perhaps the most prestigious gallantry medal in the world. The VC has been earned in every theatre of war where British and Commonwealth soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians have served. In this book the author describes and illustrates many of the medals and the men and women who have been awarded them together with the award citations which are always remarkable and sometimes astounding.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806356
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Duckers
British Military Medals, Hardback (September 2013)
* Fully revised second edition of Peter Ducker's best-selling guide to military medals * Concise introduction to British campaign medals, long-service awards and gallantry awards * Features information on newly available books, rolls, registers and internet sources
British Campaign Medals of the First World War, Paperback (July 2011)
"British Campaign Medals of the First World War".
European Orders and Decorations to 1945, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Peter Duckers
Since the early Middle Ages, the royal families of Europe have rewarded loyal service with a wide range of Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry. This book describes the range of European Orders conferred before 1945, some of which stretch back hundreds of years.
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Author Biography - Peter Duckers
Peter Duckers has been a collector of British campaign and gallantry medals for thirty-five years and now specialises in awards to the Indian Army. He has written numerous magazine and journal articles about medals and is a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society, a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society and the Indian Military Historical Society. He is curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewsbury Castle.
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