Paper $21.00 ISBN: 9781908487339 Published December 2015 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

The Story of Gurkha VCs

Maurice Biggs and the Gurkha Museum

The Story of Gurkha VCs

Maurice Biggs and the Gurkha Museum

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96 pages | 8 1/4 x 11 1/2 | © 2012
Paper $21.00 ISBN: 9781908487339 Published December 2015 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest decoration that a soldier can hope to earn from service to the Crown. Traditionally, it is awarded to “those officers and men who have served us in the presence of the enemy and shall then have performed some signal act of valor or devotion to their country.” It remains one of the most desirable awards for British soldiers.  Though Brigade of Gurkhas became part of the British Army in 1856, member of the elite British military regiment were not eligible to receive a VC until 1911. Since then, the Gurkhas have earned an impressive twenty-six Victoria Crosses. This long-awaited book gathers together the unique tales of courage and devotion that earned those twenty-six Victoria Crosses, each one more fascinating than the last. 
Contents
Preface

Acknowledgements

Foreword to First Edition by Field Marshal Sir John Chapple GCB CBE

Foreword to Second Edition by Field Marshal Sir John Chapple GCB CBE DL

Gallantry and Merit Awards for Gurkhas

Glossary

Royal Warrant (published in the London Gazette of 12th December 1911)

Victoria Cross

The George Cross, Indian Order of Merit, Albert Medal and Empire Gallantry Medal
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