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Title:Sandhurst, The History of The Royal Military Academy , Woolwwich, The Royal Military College , Sandhurst and The Royal Academy Sandhurst 1741-1961
Price:GBP£195.00 (about USD$248.40)
Item ID:TP01-45008
Publisher:Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1961
Binding:Red Cloth
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1961, Red Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First

In June 1915 Smyth was awarded the Victoria Cross, the United Kingdom's highest award for bravery in combat. The citation for this award, published in the London Gazette For most conspicuous bravery near Richebourg L'Avoue on 18 May 1915. With a bombing party of 10 men, who voluntarily undertook this duty, he conveyed a supply of 96 bombs to within 20 yards of the enemy's position over exceptionally dangerous ground, after the attempts of two other parties had failed. Lieutenant Smyth succeeded in taking the bombs to the desired position with the aid of two of his men (the other eight having been killed or wounded), and to effect his purpose he had to swim a stream, being exposed the whole time to guns and shrapnel, This Copy is inscribed to Air Commodore Sir John Slessor." With Warmest Regards Jackie Smyth" 17/10/61Slight Foxing to title page Size: Octavo (standard book size). Category: Military & Warfare; 1960s;
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