For Valour

The Complete History of The Victoria Cross

Edited by Michael Charles Robson

For Valour

Edited by Michael Charles Robson

Distributed for Uniform Press

With a Foreword by Lord Ashcroft
420 pages | 400 halftones | 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 | © 2017
Cloth $180.00 ISBN: 9781910500811 Published February 2018 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
For Valour: The Complete History of the Victoria Cross is the first definitive reference on every winner of the Victoria Cross, the highest award in the British military honor system, awarded for gallantry in the face of the enemy.  This is the first of eight volumes to be published in association with the Victoria Cross Trust.
 
Each volume is divided into two parts. Part one, “Wars, Battles & Deeds,” contains descriptions of each war and battle or engagement that involved deeds resulting in the awarding of a Victoria Cross. The deeds are described within the context of the war and battle during which they occurred. Part two, “Portraits of Valour,” presents a biography of each recipient of the Victoria Cross. This volume also includes a foreword by Lord Ashcroft, who owns the largest collection of Victoria Crosses.
 
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Foreword by Lord Aschroft KCMG PC
Preface
 
Part One
History of the Victoria Cross
Chapter 1
Inception of the Victoria Cross
Chapter 2
The First Investiture
Chapter 3
The Design and Manufacture of the Medal
Chapter 4
Victoria Cross Rules and Regulations
Chapter 5
Commonwealth Victoria Crosses
Chapter 6
The London Gazette
 
Part Two
The Recipients, Their Wars, Battles & Deeds
The Crimean War (1853-1856)
Chapter 7
The Build-Up to War
Chapter 8
The Start of War (October 1853-1854)
Chapter 9
Britain and France Join the War (March 1855- February 1856)
Chapter 10
The Crimean Campagin (September 1854- September 1855)
Chapter 11
Peace
Chapter 12
The Aftermath of War
 
Part Three
Portraits of Valour
 
Bibliography and Sources
Index
 
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