Bravest of the Brave : The Story of the Victoria Cross Hardback
The year 2006 marks the 150th anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross, the pre-eminent British award for gallantry - and arguably the best-known worldwide.
In this book John Glanfield concentrates on the story behind the VC's origins and relates the often extraordinary record of official interference in the award of this prestigious decoration throughout its history.
In particular, the author's research casts new light on the mythical origins of the metal used in the production of the Victoria Cross.
Illustrated with personal accounts, colourful anecdotes and tales of the later fortunes of those who survived, the narrative includes many examples of the holders and their deeds, briefly outlining the wider engagement in which each took place, from the Crimean War to the current involvement in Iraq.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations , ports.
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/12/2005
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9780750936958