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Supreme Courage

Heroic stories from 150 Years of the Victoria Cross


Συγγραφέας: de la Billiere Peter
Εκδότης: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349118987
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 400
Διαστάσεις: 20x3x13
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2005
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2005

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Supreme Courage"

Since 1854 the Victoria Cross has been the highest award for gallantry in the British Armed Forces. It bears the simple legend 'For Valour', but behind it are thrilling and ultimately humbling tales of unimaginable bravery. SUPREME COURAGE tells the tales of some of those who have won the medal, bringing this badge of honour alive with breath-taking accounts of courage in action. Visiting battle-scenes across the globe, peppering his accounts with letters and first-hand accounts, Sir Peter de la Billiere uncovers not just heroism but the hearts and minds of men. With his accounts of Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, Indians and the Gurkhas, Sir Peter de la Billiere does more than accompany the man into battle. He reveals their backgrounds, the climate of their times, what it was that drove them on, and the price of fame - the burden of expectation in civilian life that accompanied more than one recipient to a pauper's grave. Extraordinary and intensely moving, SUPREME COURAGE is a thrilling addition to the literature of war, and a unique and magnificent monument to heroism.


Συγγραφέας/εις: de la Billiere Peter
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780349118987
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/09/2005
Εκδότης: Little, Brown Book Group
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 400
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 342 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x3x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Section: 16, b/w
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2005

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