Victoria Crosses on the Western Front – Cambrai to the Battle of St Quentin (Hardback)
20 November 1917 – 23 March 1918
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In the past, while visiting the First World War battlefields, the author often wondered where the various Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. In 1988, in the midst of his army career, research for this book commenced and over the years numerous sources have been consulted.
Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - Cambrai to the German Spring Offensive is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. A thorough account of each VC action is set within 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 to, where each VC was won. Photographs of the battle sites richly illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each recipient, covering every aspect of their lives warts and all: parents and siblings, education, civilian employment, military career, wife and children, death and burial/commemoration. A host of other information, much of it published for the first time, reveals some fascinating characters, with numerous links to many famous people and events.
As featured by24seven Lifestyle, September 2018
Article: 'First World War heroes have their legacies shared in a popular book' as featured byWiltshire Times, 3rd August 2018 – words by Ellie Botti
Article: 'First World War veterans have their legacies shared in a new book' as featured byGazette and Herald (Devizes), 2nd August 2018 – words by Ellie Botti
As featured byThe Star (Sheffield), 28th July 2018
As featured 'on the shelf' inWargames Illustrated, November 2017