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The Victoria Cross Australia Remembers By M Madden

The Victoria Cross Australia Remembers By M Madden

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The Victoria Cross Australia Remembers By M C Madden

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 The Victoria Cross Book

 

Well may you say, "I already have an Australian Victoria Cross book."
Let us say in return,"Not like this one!".

An extraordinary amount of work has gone into the production of this book. The presentation is superb, Covers are finished with a heavy hardboard including a decorative window cut out. Internally, the pages are ordained with numerous colour photography illuminating the family legacy of the original Victoria Cross recipient and indeed all Australians.

 

This Australian Military book captures the history of Australia’s most prestigious award for acts of bravery in the face of the enemy and its highest military honour, the Victoria Cross Medal, the VC.

Since 1856, when the award was created by Queen Victoria, 100 Australian servicemen have been recognised with the Cross.

Several biography books about Australian Victoria Cross medal recipients have been written over the years. One of the most important considerations of purchasing this book is that it covers all the current recipients up to and including the Afghanistan War.

 

This book, however, is not a traditional history book; it takes a different approach to recognising these remarkable Australians.
Through 100
individual profiles of each Australian VC recipient, this book has been written as a way for families and friends to give their perspective on the men they knew, how the Victoria Cross has affected them and how families coped after the fighting had ended. The profiles reveal just how much these men came from every walk of life and the rich colour of the families and communities they came from.

The author, supported by volunteers from the Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. (TPI Victoria), has travelled across Australia and around the world to interview families, peers and friends about these 100 remarkable Australians.

All these strands have been brought together to tell the story of the creation of the Victoria Cross, how it has evolved to find its place in modern Australia, and to illuminate the lives of these Australians with an incredible array of photographs taken on these travels, but also from official sources and the families.



Data sheet

Book Condition:
PERFECT - NEW BOOK
Total Pages:
512
Publication Date:
April 2018
Comment:
Huge Book weighing 3.2 KGS
Weight in grams:
3200
Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB):
Heavy Hard Boards

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