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VICTORIA CROSSES ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Paul Oldfield

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ISBN 10: 1783030437 / ISBN 13: 9781783030439
Editore: Pen & Sword
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(Subject: Medals, Decorations (incl. Recipients) & Rolls of Honour) August 1914 to April 1915, Mons to Hill 60. This book provides a detailed account of each VC action and sets it in the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. Photographs of the battle sites illustrate the accounts, allowing the visitor to stand upon the spot where VCs were actually won. There is also a comprehensive biography and photograph for each VC recipient. (Published: 2014) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781783030439) (Pagination: 362pp, 7 maps, numerous b/w photos & plans) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX. Codice inventario libreria 36644-01

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Titolo: VICTORIA CROSSES ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Casa editrice: Pen & Sword

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

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The research for this book commenced in 1988 while the author was serving in the Army. In the years since, numerous sources have been consulted, but career imperatives left insufficient time to complete the project until retirement from the military. In the past the author spent many days on the First and Second World War battlefields wondering precisely where the Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. The book is designed for the armchair reader as much as the battlefield visitor. A detailed account of each VC action sets it in the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It will allow visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close, where the VCs were won. Photographs of the battle sites illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each VC recipient and photographs. The biographies cover every aspect of their lives ‘warts and all’ - parents and siblings, education, civilian employment, military career, wife and children, death and burial or commemoration. There is also a host of other information, much published for the first time. Some fascinating characters emerge, with numerous links to many famous people and events.

About the Author:

Paul Oldfield was born in Sheffield and was educated at Victoria College in Jersey. After serving in the Army for thirty-six years, he became a freelance battlefield guide (he is a badged member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides) and a historian. In 1988, he co-authored Sheffield City Battalion in the Pals series. Cockleshell Raid and Bruneval in Pen & Swords Battleground Europe series were published in 2013, and the first of nine books in the Victoria Crosses on the Western Front series in 2014.

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