HEART OF A DRAGON: The VCs of Wales


HEART OF A DRAGON: The VCs of Wales

W. ALISTER WILLIAMS    Book Number: 86367    Product format: Hardback

This special volume is illustrated with over 400 photographs, prints, drawings and documents showing as many facets of each man's life as possible, many never before published. The book is possibly the most comprehensive study of a group of Victoria Cross recipients ever published. It studies in-depth the details of a number of individual VC actions and other significant events in the lives of the 39 men involved. Not all were Welshman, but they were either born in Wales or died in Wales, had Welsh parents or gained the Victoria Cross for action while serving with a regiment that is today associated with Wales. Among the men here are the earliest award to a soldier (O'Connor), the first man to be decorated (Raby), possibly the first man to be nominated twice (Rowlands), the famed defenders of Rorke's Drift, the controversial awards made for an action in the Andaman Islands, and the last man to be decorated by Queen Victoria (Ward). With historical background and explanation of abbreviations, 227 large pages, 8¾" x 11".
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ISBN 9781844940271
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