ON COURAGE: Stories of Victoria Cross & George Cross Holders


ON COURAGE: Stories of Victoria Cross & George Cross Holders

SEBASTOPOL PROJECT    Book Number: 86336    Product format: Hardback

Courage in the face of appalling adversity will never fail to make an impact. Here is a special collection of 28 moving and inspirational stories of recipients of the Victoria Cross and George Cross written by leading historians like James Holland and Saul David and each is introduced by a public figure. From RAF flight engineer Norman Jackson who climbed out onto the wing of a Lancaster Bomber in flight to put out a fire using a twister parachute as a rope on the night his first child was born; children's writer turned Assistant Section Officer Noor Inayat Khan who was the first female operator to infiltrate occupied France and refused to abandon what had become the most dangerous post in the country; Irish seaman and Antarctic explorer Tom Crean who struck out alone for a supply depot during Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole to save the life of his ailing companion; Leonard Cheshire, Walter and William Congreve, Eugene Esmonde, Guy Gibson, Barbara Jane Harrison, Henry Hook, Daphne Pearson and Bernard Vann are among the other recipients of the highest military decorations awarded for valour 'in the face of the enemy' or the George Cross for those who have displayed the greatest gallantry or courage while in extreme danger. 390pp, 60 photos including Tom Crean with an armful of sledge dog puppies and BOAC Flight 712 in flames at Heathrow after its emergency landing.
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ISBN 9781472129208
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