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10th Mountain Division
Pushies, Fred
ISBN: 9780760333495
Zenith Press  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 128 pages. Inspired by and modelled on the famous Finnish 'soldiers on skies' who destroyed two Russian tank divisions in 1939, and first activated as the 10th Light Division (Alpine) in 1943 and most recently deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 10th Mountain Division has more than half-a-century's service as an elite force fighting for its country. "10th Mountain Division" takes us through this military combat unit's history and its most recent missions, personnel, and equipment. Military historian and journalist Fred J. Pushies follows the 10th Mountain Division from its first action in Italy in late 1944 (when Bob Dole served in its ranks) to its return to service training soldiers for the Korean War and work on NATO defense bases throughout Germany; from its reactivation during the Reagan military build-up of the 1980s to its deployment for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; from its role in disaster relief in Florida after Hurricane Andrew and during the famine in Somalia to its current service in Afghanistan and Iraq. More than any ever written, his book provides a true sense of what it means to be a part of this elite division.  Very Good
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005502  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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500 Years of German Cannon
Taube, Gerhard
ISBN: 0764313088
Schiffer Pub Ltd Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 49 pages. Detailed look at German Artillery, from its earliest examples in the 14th century through to WW2. Includes 107 photos, illustrations and scale drawings, plus specifications.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003557  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Aircraft Versus Aircraft: The Illustrated Story of Fighter Pilot Combat Since 1914 to the Present Day
Franks, Norman L.R.
ISBN: 1902304047
Grub Street the Basement United Kingdom 1999 
 Soft Cover New book, 200 pages. As soon as the first aeroplane proved its value in war, it became a target - the the first fighter pilot was born. This book tells the fascinating story of these brave and tenacious men and the aircraft in which they fought from the early dawn of rudimentary tactics to the sophisticated technology of the present day. It examines the strategy and tactics in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Falklands and the Gulf War. Using photos and illustrations, the book also explains many classic combat manoeuvres including; The Immelmann Turn, The Lufbery Circle, Dive and Zoom, The Thach Weave, The Barrel Roll, High and Low Spped Yoyos, and Viffing.   As New
Price: $32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001599  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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American Web Equipment 1910-1967
Brayley, Martin
ISBN: 1861268327
Crowood Press United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages. This book offers collectors and students of militaria a detailed and authoritative review - in more than 100 full colour photos - of the development of the US Amry's web equipment. It tells the story from the first M1910 set, through the kit taken to France by the 'Doughboys' of World War I, the modifications introduced during the 1920s-1940s, which lasted the 'GI' right through WW2, and the Korean War, to the M1956 set and its M1967 replacement worn in Vietnam.   As New
Price: $27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004393  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Annals of a Fortress: Twenty Two Centuries of Seige Warfare
Viollet-le-Duc, Eugene-Emmanuel
ISBN: 0905778596
Wrens Park Publishing Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom 2001 
 Hard Cover New book, 390 pages, 85 illustrations. Some shelf wear to jacket. The author Viollet-le-duc, was a noted military engineer who served in the Franco-Prussian War. He recreates the life of a French castle from its obscure origins as a Gallic fort besieged by the Romans, through Feudal and Napoleonic wars, and finally the Franco-Prussian War. The book is a lucid classic and a superb way of tracing the rise and fall of European fortifications.  As New/Good
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000639  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Annals of a Fortress: Twenty Two Centuries of Seige Warfare
Viollet-le-Duc, Eugene-Emmanuel
ISBN: 0905778596
Wrens Park Publishing Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom 2001 
 Hard Cover New book, 390 pages, 85 illustrations. Some shelf wear to jacket. The author Viollet-le-duc, was a noted military engineer who served in the Franco-Prussian War. He recreates the life of a French castle from its obscure origins as a Gallic fort besieged by the Romans, through Feudal and Napoleonic wars, and finally the Franco-Prussian War. The book is a lucid classic and a superb way of tracing the rise and fall of European fortifications.  As New/Good
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000640  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Bayonet Battle: Bayonet Warfare in the Twentieth Century
Ripley, Tim
ISBN: 0283063238
Sidgwick & Jackson  1998 
 Hard Cover New book, 266 pages, some rubbing wear to jacket. In a century when land warfare had become increasingly mechanised and weapons have acquired greater accuracy and range, infantry have still used bayonet charges to win an attack or beat off assaults. This book is a history of the greatest of such actions, where raw courage and cold steel have often won the day over technology and numbers. Bayonet Battle starts with an account of the bayonet actions during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5, when Japanese infantry carried positions at bayonet point in the face of determined Russian resistance. The book moves ten years forward to the outbreak of World War I and the horrors of trench warfare. Despite the defences on the Western Front there were still heroic bayonet actions, such as the Australian attacks at Pozieres in 1916 during the battle of the Somme. WW2 was a conflict of manoevre and technology, but Bayonette Battle shows that hand to hand fighting was still often the deciding factor in battles. Moving into the modern era, this book includes actions during the Korean War, Vietnam War and the British recapture of the Falklands in 1982, when 3 Para stormed Mount Longdon at bayonet points and the Scots Guards took Mount Tumbledown with cold steel. For each of these and other actions in Bayonet Battle, the strategic and tactical situation in covered in full to set the scene of the action. The fighting itself is, where possile, told through the words of those who took part or who witnessed it. In this way Bayonet Battle conveys the full horror, excitement and atmosphere of a type of close quarter fighting that has changed little since ancient times.  As New/Good
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004101  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Behind the Lines: Revealing and Uncensored Letters from Our War-Torn World
Carroll, Andrew
ISBN: 0091903394
Ebury Press  2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 450 pages. This book features the most impassioned wartime correspondences ever written, beginning with the Seven Year War and the American Revolution and continuing through to WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, and the conflicts in Kosova, Afghanistan and Iraq. In the process he uncovered some of the most vivid and intense descriptions of war ever recorded, and they illuminate with unflinching honesty and authenticity the feelings of those who have been most affected by combat - the service members and civilians who have experienced it first hand.  As New/As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002067  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Bombers of the 20th Century
Winchester, Jim
ISBN: 1840373865
Airlife Pub Ltd United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 110 pages. This book is a concise, detailed and colour illustrated guide to the most famous bombers of the last century. It includes over 100 aircraft from around the world in chronological order, listing crew size, powerplant, dimensions, weight, performance, armament, bomb load, a history of its service, and photographs.  Very Good
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000472  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Bombers of the 20th Century
Winchester, Jim
ISBN: 1840373865
Airlife Pub Ltd United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 110 pages. This book is a concise, detailed and colour illustrated guide to the most famous bombers of the last century. It includes over 100 aircraft from around the world in chronological order, listing crew size, powerplant, dimensions, weight, performance, armament, bomb load, a history of its service, and photographs.  Very Good
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000471  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Brassey's Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats And Aviation Legends
Handleman, Philip
ISBN: 1574882430
Potomac Books Inc Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A. 2000 
 Soft Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. 339 pages. This is an exciting anthology of some of the twentieth century's best writing on the topic of air combat. The chapters span the history of military aviation from WW1, through to the Gulf War, and examines the evolution of air combat strategy and tactics. This fascinating collection contains first person memoirs by aviation legends such as Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Douglas Bader, and Pete Mitscher. Classic chapters on the art and science of air warfare by Billy Mitchell, Guilio Douhet, and others trace the evolution of military aviation.  Very Good
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000702  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Commonwealth Web Equipment 1871-1944
no author
ISBN: 1876713143
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 192 pages. This book is a reprint of all major British and Commonwealth Load Carrying Equipment Instructions from 1871-1944. It covers the Pattern 1871 Valise Equipment, Pattern 1882 Valise Equipment, Pattern 1888 Valise Equipment, Pattern 1901 Naval Accoutrement, Pattern 1903 Bandolier Equipment, Pattern 1908 Web Infantry Equipment, Pattern 1914 Leather Infantry Equipment, Pattern 1919 Web Naval Equipment, Pattern 1937 Web Equipment, and the 1944 Web Equipment. Fully illustrated with photos of the equipment and how to wear it, this is an invaluable source of information for any military historian, collector, or re-enactor.  As New
Price: $21.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008589  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Military Rifles : 1800-2000
Duckers, Peter
ISBN: 0747806330
Shire Books  2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages. In the late eighteenth century a new 'long arm', the rifle, began to replace the old smooth-bore musket, which had been used throughout Europe for centuries. The British Army was slow to adopt the new weapon but after 1800 the rifle began to make its presence felt and in the mid nineteenth century it superseded the smooth-bore musket as the Army's standard weapon. This book outlines the development of the rifle and chronicles its use in the British Army from its earliest days in the American Revolutionary War, through its 'coming of age' in the Napoleonic War and the technological advances of the Victorian era, to the present individual weapon, the SA80, used by British forces on service around the world.  As New
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003570  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Orders and Decorations
Duckers, Peter
ISBN: 0747805806
Shire Books  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 56 pages, 120+ pages. This book introduces the insignia worn by members of British Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry. These Orders have existed since the early Middle Ages and were initially intended to unite important noblemen in bonds of loyalty to their monarch or to act as impressive rewards for their services. The insignia worn by the various ranks within the Orders are often of the highest quality and exquisite workmanship and, like the campaign medals and decorations, have become a popular field for collecting and research.  As New
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003475  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Commandos: The Inside Story of Britain's Most Elite Fighting Force
Parker, John
ISBN: 075371292X
Bounty Books  2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 280 pages, some shelf wear to jacket. "From now on, all men operating against German Troops in so-called Commando raids are to be annihilated, even if they offer themselves as prisoners" Adolf Hitler, 18 October 1942. This important edict was Hitler's furious response to British raiding parties attacking German troops and installations in the early stages of World War II. At the heart of these missions were the Commandos, Britain's first special forces, formed in June 1940 after Churchill asked his chiefs of staff to 'propose me measures for a vigorous, enterprising and ceaseless offensive for the whole of the German-occupied coastline.' Within the month, the first commandos were in training, initially with Army volunteers and later with additional companies recruited from the Royal Marines. They were the swashbuckling officers into what became some of the most daring and legendary, if at times foolhardy, exploits of the 1939-45 war. It was the commando units of the Royal Marines which carried on those traditions after the war, engaging in virtually evert military scenario involving British troops from 1945 to the present day, including Korea, Suez, the post-colonial wars, and later the Falklands, the Gulf War, Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Sierra Leone. Their training is uniquely challenging and those who pass through it are awarded the coveted Green Beret, the distinctive hallmark of the Commandos ethos.  As New/Very Good
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002707  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Commandos: The Inside Story of Britain's Most Elite Fighting Force
Parker, John
ISBN: 075371292X
Bounty Books  2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 280 pages, some shelf wear to jacket. "From now on, all men operating against German Troops in so-called Commando raids are to be annihilated, even if they offer themselves as prisoners" Adolf Hitler, 18 October 1942. This important edict was Hitler's furious response to British raiding parties attacking German troops and installations in the early stages of World War II. At the heart of these missions were the Commandos, Britain's first special forces, formed in June 1940 after Churchill asked his chiefs of staff to 'propose me measures for a vigorous, enterprising and ceaseless offensive for the whole of the German-occupied coastline.' Within the month, the first commandos were in training, initially with Army volunteers and later with additional companies recruited from the Royal Marines. They were the swashbuckling officers into what became some of the most daring and legendary, if at times foolhardy, exploits of the 1939-45 war. It was the commando units of the Royal Marines which carried on those traditions after the war, engaging in virtually evert military scenario involving British troops from 1945 to the present day, including Korea, Suez, the post-colonial wars, and later the Falklands, the Gulf War, Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Sierra Leone. Their training is uniquely challenging and those who pass through it are awarded the coveted Green Beret, the distinctive hallmark of the Commandos ethos.  As New/Very Good
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002706  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Defiance At Sea: Dramatic Naval War Action
Guttman, Jon
ISBN: 1898799776
Rigel Publishing United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 192 pages.400 years of war at sea are reflected in this collection of 14 classic naval actions, each episode graphically illustrates the drama of seaborne battle, Covers Grenville's lone "Revenge" against the Spanish Fleet in 1591, Bafleur and La Hogue 1692, Nelson Cape St. Vincent 1797, USS Constitution 1812-15, CSS Arkansas 1862, SMS Emden 1914, HMS B.11 1914, Admiral Scheer 1940-41, Badoeng Strait 1942, SS Stephen Hopkins 1942, Hokaku Maru 1942, Tassafaronga 1942, Samar 1944, to the persistence of the Argentinian submarine against the British in the Falklands in 1982.   As New/As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000294  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Defiance At Sea: Dramatic Naval War Action
Guttman, Jon
ISBN: 1898799776
Rigel Publishing United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 192 pages.400 years of war at sea are reflected in this collection of 14 classic naval actions, each episode graphically illustrates the drama of seaborne battle, Covers Grenville's lone "Revenge" against the Spanish Fleet in 1591, Bafleur and La Hogue 1692, Nelson Cape St. Vincent 1797, USS Constitution 1812-15, CSS Arkansas 1862, SMS Emden 1914, HMS B.11 1914, Admiral Scheer 1940-41, Badoeng Strait 1942, SS Stephen Hopkins 1942, Hokaku Maru 1942, Tassafaronga 1942, Samar 1944, to the persistence of the Argentinian submarine against the British in the Falklands in 1982.   As New/As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000295  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Defiance At Sea: Dramatic Naval War Action
Guttman, Jon
ISBN: 1898799776
Rigel Publishing United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 192 pages.400 years of war at sea are reflected in this collection of 14 classic naval actions, each episode graphically illustrates the drama of seaborne battle, Covers Grenville's lone "Revenge" against the Spanish Fleet in 1591, Bafleur and La Hogue 1692, Nelson Cape St. Vincent 1797, USS Constitution 1812-15, CSS Arkansas 1862, SMS Emden 1914, HMS B.11 1914, Admiral Scheer 1940-41, Badoeng Strait 1942, SS Stephen Hopkins 1942, Hokaku Maru 1942, Tassafaronga 1942, Samar 1944, to the persistence of the Argentinian submarine against the British in the Falklands in 1982.   As New/As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000976  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Defiance At Sea: Dramatic Naval War Action
Guttman, Jon
ISBN: 1898799776
Rigel Publishing United Kingdom 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 192 pages.400 years of war at sea are reflected in this collection of 14 classic naval actions, each episode graphically illustrates the drama of seaborne battle, Covers Grenville's lone "Revenge" against the Spanish Fleet in 1591, Bafleur and La Hogue 1692, Nelson Cape St. Vincent 1797, USS Constitution 1812-15, CSS Arkansas 1862, SMS Emden 1914, HMS B.11 1914, Admiral Scheer 1940-41, Badoeng Strait 1942, SS Stephen Hopkins 1942, Hokaku Maru 1942, Tassafaronga 1942, Samar 1944, to the persistence of the Argentinian submarine against the British in the Falklands in 1982.   As New/As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000975  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Dispatches from the Heart: Love Letters from the Front Line
no author
ISBN: 190443536X
Little Books London 2005 
 Hard Cover New book, 240 pages. This book is a tribute to the courage of soldiers at the front lines of battle during the 19th and 20th centuries, and to the relationships they shared with their loved ones waiting at home. Heartbreaking and vividly descriptive, these letters - to wives, sweethearts, and family members - speak of loneliness and hilarity, boredom and the terrifying excitement of action, the companionship of friends and the agony of loss. Many of the writers never returned, while others made it back to continue their lives. Written by ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, the letters reveal the intensity and consistency of the need for self-expression, so powerful in times of uncertainty, whatever the war and the rationale behind it. Just as a candle brings hope to the darkest hour, the words recorded here celebrate the power of love in the face of adversity.  As New/As New
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002279  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fighters of the 20th Century
Winchester, Jim
ISBN: 1840373881
Airlife Pub Ltd United Kingdom 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 112 pages. This is a concise, detailed and colour illustrated guide to the most revered fighter aircraft of the last century. It includes over 100 aircraft from around the world in chronological order. Specifications include powerplants, dimensions, performance, armament, a history of its service, and photographs..  As New
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000518  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fighters of the 20th Century
Winchester, Jim
ISBN: 1840373881
Airlife Pub Ltd United Kingdom 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 112 pages. This is a concise, detailed and colour illustrated guide to the most revered fighter aircraft of the last century. It includes over 100 aircraft from around the world in chronological order. Specifications include powerplants, dimensions, performance, armament, a history of its service, and photographs..  As New
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000517  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fighting for the Fatherland: The Story of the German Soldier from 1648 to the Present Day
Stone, David
ISBN: 9781844860364
Conway Maritime Press  2006 
 Hard Cover New book, 488 pages. Some rubbing wear to jacket. This work traces and analyses the evolution of the German fighting man and the army in which he served during three and a half centuries. It sets his patriotism against his cultural background and against the ever-changing national imperatives of the time.  As New/Good
Price: $32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005440  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Flying Colours
Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon
ISBN: 0862882915
Greenwich Editions,U.S. London, United Kingdom 1999 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. Large format book, 207 pages. This book features over 100 different types of aircraft from over 80 years of aerial warfare. Over 1,300 extensively researched and superbly illustrated colour drawings depict a vast range of colour schemes, camoflage markings and heraldric emblems and insignias, with detailed descriptions of each aircraft including the identification of squadron, unit, theatre and, in some instances, even the pilots name.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000593  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Flying Colours
Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon
ISBN: 0862882915
Greenwich Editions,U.S. London, United Kingdom 1999 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. Large format book, 207 pages. This book features over 100 different types of aircraft from over 80 years of aerial warfare. Over 1,300 extensively researched and superbly illustrated colour drawings depict a vast range of colour schemes, camoflage markings and heraldric emblems and insignias, with detailed descriptions of each aircraft including the identification of squadron, unit, theatre and, in some instances, even the pilots name.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000594  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Following the Drum: The Lives of Army Wives and Daughters
Venning, Annabel
ISBN: 0755312597
Headline Publishing  2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 229 pages. For centuries, they have faced capture, torture, even death, to be with the ones they love. For centuries they have been the unsung heroines of war. This is their story. Spanning four centuries, from the 1660s to the present day, this book tells the story of the wives, daughters and mistresses of British soldiers who followed their men to the most treacherous places on earth. Drawing on memoirs, correspondence and interviews, Annabel Venning paints a vivid portrait of the extraordinary lives of women whose courage and resilience are often overlooked. As well as blood and battles, Venning looks at the trials and tribulations of day-to-day life; from doing the laundry while under fire in the Crimea, to finding baby food in riot-torn India. There are tales of illicit affairs, pompous commanders, hostile natives and devoted servants, but most of all there are the personal tragedies, hopes and ambitions of the women who followed the drum around the world.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002691  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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For Valour: Victoria Cross and Medal of Honor Battles
Perrett, Bryan
ISBN: 0297846620
Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd United Kingdom 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 378 pages. The Victoria Cross, a simple bronze cross inscribed For Valour on the front and engraved with the recipient's name, rank, number, unit and the date of the action on the reverse, was first awarded by Queen Victoria in a ceremony in Hyde Park in 1857 to heroes of the Crimea. The VC is the most prized British and Commonwealth decoration for gallantry, and is earned too often at the cost of the ultimate sacrifice. Only 1,354 VCs have been awarded, and this book, in Bryan Perrett's inimitable style, tells the story behind some of the most remarkable, from the Crimea through to the Second World War. Likewise, the Congressional Medal of Honor, the US equivalent decoration, is celebrated here in equal measure in his gripping episodes of outstanding gallantry in battle. The VC and the Medal of Honor have on occasion even been awarded for acts on the same battlefield. The thirty plus episodes related here, on land, sea and in the air, illuminate the achievements of rare individuals in the finest traditions of battle. Features actions from the Crimean War, Indian Mutiny, China, North America, South Africa, North-West Frontier, Cuba, WW1 and WW2.  As New/As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001491  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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For Valour: Victoria Cross and Medal of Honor Battles
Perrett, Bryan
ISBN: 0297846620
Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd United Kingdom 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 378 pages. The Victoria Cross, a simple bronze cross inscribed For Valour on the front and engraved with the recipient's name, rank, number, unit and the date of the action on the reverse, was first awarded by Queen Victoria in a ceremony in Hyde Park in 1857 to heroes of the Crimea. The VC is the most prized British and Commonwealth decoration for gallantry, and is earned too often at the cost of the ultimate sacrifice. Only 1,354 VCs have been awarded, and this book, in Bryan Perrett's inimitable style, tells the story behind some of the most remarkable, from the Crimea through to the Second World War. Likewise, the Congressional Medal of Honor, the US equivalent decoration, is celebrated here in equal measure in his gripping episodes of outstanding gallantry in battle. The VC and the Medal of Honor have on occasion even been awarded for acts on the same battlefield. The thirty plus episodes related here, on land, sea and in the air, illuminate the achievements of rare individuals in the finest traditions of battle. Features actions from the Crimean War, Indian Mutiny, China, North America, South Africa, North-West Frontier, Cuba, WW1 and WW2.  As New/As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001481  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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For Valour: Victoria Cross and Medal of Honor Battles
Perrett, Bryan
ISBN: 0297846620
Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd United Kingdom 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 378 pages. The Victoria Cross, a simple bronze cross inscribed For Valour on the front and engraved with the recipient's name, rank, number, unit and the date of the action on the reverse, was first awarded by Queen Victoria in a ceremony in Hyde Park in 1857 to heroes of the Crimea. The VC is the most prized British and Commonwealth decoration for gallantry, and is earned too often at the cost of the ultimate sacrifice. Only 1,354 VCs have been awarded, and this book, in Bryan Perrett's inimitable style, tells the story behind some of the most remarkable, from the Crimea through to the Second World War. Likewise, the Congressional Medal of Honor, the US equivalent decoration, is celebrated here in equal measure in his gripping episodes of outstanding gallantry in battle. The VC and the Medal of Honor have on occasion even been awarded for acts on the same battlefield. The thirty plus episodes related here, on land, sea and in the air, illuminate the achievements of rare individuals in the finest traditions of battle. Features actions from the Crimean War, Indian Mutiny, China, North America, South Africa, North-West Frontier, Cuba, WW1 and WW2.  As New/As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001487  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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