win prizes newgen books for YA readers book price comparison
Search our site
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell Read the opening extract of the brand new Bernard Cornwell book before its publication on 19/10/2017

Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross by Roderick Bailey, Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
  

Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross

,

RRP £8.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross by Roderick Bailey, Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)

'It wasn't until after he was safely back in the aircraft again that I heard that he'd actually been out on the wing to try to put the fire out ...Remember that we were flying at about 90 miles an hour at a height of 13,000 feet' - Squadron Leader RP Widdowson on Sergeant James Ward, who earned his VC in 1941. The Victoria Cross, awarded to the most courageous and determined servicemen, is the highest military decoration that can be bestowed. In Forgotten Voices: Victoria Cross , first-hand accounts of soldiers, sailors and airmen describe the incredible events that earned these extraordinary men the VC in the last century. Captivating and often humbling, these stories depict exceptional acts of bravery in unimaginable situations, of men who would say they were just doing their duty. This title features Introduction by General Sir Richard Dannatt.

Browse inside this book

Reviews

This profound study by Roderick Bailey goes a long way to identifying the common characteristics of the bravest of the brave ... Here is a testament to what is good about humankind against the backdrop of what can be the worst. The abiding thought with which the reader is left is one of hope; that adversity can indeed bring out the best in us. These Forgotten Voices are eloquent in proclaiming this enduring truth -- General Sir Richard Dannatt, from the Introduction A significant and important book ... Over the last 45 years I have read hundreds of VC books but this volume has a unique place because of the voices of the VCs themselves ... Highly recommended and should be read by anyone with an interest in the VC Victoria Cross Society


About the Author

A graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and a former Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, Roderick Bailey is a historian attached to the Imperial War Museum. He is the author of Forgotten Voices of D-Day, Forgotten Voices of the Secret War, which was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, and the acclaimed The Wildest Province: SOE in the Land of the Eagle.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

13th October 2011

Author

Roderick Bailey, Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)

More books by Roderick Bailey, Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Ebury Press an imprint of Ebury Publishing

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Military history
Memorials & rolls of honour

ISBN

9780091938178

I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

My horizons have been broadened by some of the books I have been lucky to review and I expect it to be no different in the future.

Daran Bellingham

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools