The Victoria Cross Wars The British Empire at its height stretched around the globe From Asia to the Americas scores of countries were conquered or assimilated into the greatest commonwealth of nations in history Many of th

  • Title: The Victoria Cross Wars
  • Author: Brian Best
  • ISBN: 9781473887367
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The British Empire at its height stretched around the globe From Asia to the Americas, scores of countries were conquered or assimilated into the greatest commonwealth of nations in history Many of these countries were won, and held, at the point of the bayonet, and British soldiers and sailors fought long and hard campaigns in deserts, mountains and jungles to maintainThe British Empire at its height stretched around the globe From Asia to the Americas, scores of countries were conquered or assimilated into the greatest commonwealth of nations in history Many of these countries were won, and held, at the point of the bayonet, and British soldiers and sailors fought long and hard campaigns in deserts, mountains and jungles to maintain and expand the Empire Fighting, though, means bloodshed it also means bravery Victoria Crosses were awarded in operations against Persia, Abyssinia and China, in New Zealand, Burma and Sudan, in the Perak War, the Andaman Islands Expedition and the Mashona Rebellion to name but a few of the forty four different campaigns of the colonial era.The Victoria Cross Wars explains Britain s involvement in these little known and forgotten campaigns and details the battles and engagements that resulted in the granting of the most highly regarded award for valor in the face of the enemy The greater conflicts of the twentieth century receive due treatment as do recent operations in the troubled parts of the world.A total of 1,358 VCs have been awarded since the cross of valor was first instituted in 1855, the latest of which was announced in February 2015 The stories behind the awarding of these medals have been repeated in countless anthologies but The Victoria Cross Wars explains not just what the men did, but why they were there and what they were fighting for.

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    1. I would like to thank Pen & Sword for sending me a physical copy of this book in return for an honest review.Its an interesting insight into some of our VC heroes. The index with names at the back is helpful when looking for specific names. However it, despite its huge size, does not recount the story of every VC hero as it claims. The main reason I was interested in this book was to use it as a reference guide, if I came across a name I would be able to look it up and find out more about th [...]

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