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Title:Bravest : How some of Australia's greatest war heroes won their medals
Price:USD$11.00
Item ID:BB06-19511
Quantity:1
Publisher:Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2008
Edition:Unstated
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Good
Allen & Unwin, 2008, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Unstated

Publisher Marketing: 'Bravest' tells the story of how 12 Australian war heroes won either the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for bravery, or the George Cross, the highest award to a civilian in a military situation. Table of Contents: Introduction: Shades of valour -- 1. 'One miserable scribbler' and a little bit of ribbon -- 2. 'A matter of chance' -- 3. Bullets 'thick as hail' -- 4. 'I begin to hate the damned country where I was born' -- 5. 'An ardent Australian patriot' -- 6. 'I managed to get the buggers, Sir' -- 7. 'The bravest man in the Aussie Army' -- 8. 'Tell Dad I'm still fighting' -- 9. 'A compelling, ubiquitous figure' -- 10. An ideal leader -- 11. 'I wasn't mad' -- 12. 'Hit with a sledge hammer' -- 13. A paradoxical attitude to heroes -- 14. 'To live and learn and see much' -- 15. Cross purposes -- 16. Down to the wire -- 17. The endless day -- 18. The larrikin -- 19. One of our very best -- 20. One among many -- 21. 'Guest of the Emperor' -- 22. That moment of decision -- 23. Courage beyond compare -- 24. 'That's what I'm here for, Sir' -- 25. 'His crew before himself' -- 26. 'One's nerves suffer a bit' -- 27. A wall of fire -- 28. A war of nerves -- 29. 'Indomitable' -- 30. 'We went and had a beer' -- 31. Anomalies -- Afterword -- Acknowledgements -- List of VC winners -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index. Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 278 pages. Covers have some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Military & Warfare; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19511.
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