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Memorials & rolls of honour

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A Pocket Guide to British Gallantry Awards Rewarding Gallantry in Action

A Pocket Guide to British Gallantry Awards Rewarding Gallantry in Action

Author: Peter Duckers Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Over the ages and in all societies, gallantry in battle has been highly regarded, with the bravery of individuals and fighting forces being officially rewarded and publically recognised in a wide variety of ways, such as gifts of jewels or money, grants of land, promotions in rank or status etc. In Britain, it has been the practice since at least the mid-19C to award decorations - medals specifically conferred to reward bravery in action. With the growth of the British Empire in the late 19C, the waging of two World Wars, the campaigns that mark the end of Empire and a continuing UN and NATO role, Britain has produced a wide range of medals to reflect the gallantry of its own and Imperial fighting forces. Such rewards have been conferred upon men and women, in all theatres of war and amongst the whole range of its forces on the ground, in and under the sea, in the air and even at home . This new Spink book offers an introductory guide to British and Imperial medals for gallantry which have appeared since 1854 and which continue to be awarded to this day, illustrating the type of action which has led to the award of the various medals over nearly 200 years.

For Conspicuous Gallantry Military Cross Holders of the First World War

For Conspicuous Gallantry Military Cross Holders of the First World War

Author: Neil Thornton Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2019

When introduced in 1914, the Military Cross filled a large void in medallic recognition for junior officers--the first men over-the-top when going into action. Here the author covers a diverse range of heroic Military Cross actions in exciting detail. Legendary characters like Albert Jacka feature within, as do the high-profile solider-poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. The bravery of many lesser-known but equally gallant recipients are also explored. From dogfights in the air, to hand-to-hand scraps in tunnels below the battlefields and everything in between, 'For Conspicuous Gallantry' tells many stories of individual bravery and heroism that resulted in the award of the Military Cross.

The Last Post A Ceremony of Love, Loss and Remembrance at the Australian War Memorial

The Last Post A Ceremony of Love, Loss and Remembrance at the Australian War Memorial

Author: Emma Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2018

Every day hundreds of people gather at the Australian War Memorial to hear a personal story of love, loss, service and sacrifice. The Last Post profiles some of the 102,800 soldiers whose names are listed on the Memorial's Roll of Honour; it explores how and why we commemorate, and the role of the Australian War Memorial in national remembrance. Sales Points: a poignant selection selection from the Australian War Memorial's Last Post Ceremony richly illustrated with photographs taken at each event, as well as historical photographs The Australian War Memorial is the most-visited museum in Australia and this book demonstrates its central role in national commemoration.

Where Valor Proudly Sleeps A History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1866-1933

Where Valor Proudly Sleeps A History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1866-1933

Author: Donald C. Pfanz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2018

Many books discuss in great detail what happened during Civil War battles. This is one of the few that investigate what happened to the remains of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Where Valor Proudly Sleeps explores a battle's immediate and long-term aftermath by focusing on Fredericksburg National Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries created by the U.S. government after the Civil War. Pfanz shows how legislation created the National Cemetery System and describes how the Burial Corps identified, collected, and interred soldier remains as well as how veterans, their wives, and their children also came to rest in national cemeteries. By sharing the stories of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, its workers, and those buried there, Pfanz explains how the cemetery evolved into its current form, a place of beauty and reflection.

Victoria Cross Bibliography 2nd edition

Victoria Cross Bibliography 2nd edition

Author: John Mulholland Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2018

Many books have been written about the Victoria Cross and its recipients. The first published work on the subject appeared in 1857 - the same year as the first VC investiture. A resurgence of interest in the 1990s led to the publication of numerous new titles, but there was no comprehensive bibliography of the Victoria Cross until John Mulholland and Alan Jordan's first volume appeared in 1999, representing the efforts of a team of researchers in the UK, Canada and Australia. This second edition completely updates their research, increasing the number of books listed, annotated and cross-referenced from 640 to around 1,100, and including all the Journals of the Victoria Cross Society. Part I contains a listing of all key VC titles; Part II lists non-fiction and fictional books written by VC recipients; and the index lists, in alphabetical order, every VC recipient with the date of the London Gazette citation. Additionally it identifies the books in which the recipients are referred to significantly, enabling the researcher to quickly identify key works. The bibliography is an important contribution to Victoria Cross literature and an essential, up-to-date reference guide for anyone with an interest in the decoration.

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism Commemorating the Dead

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism Commemorating the Dead

Author: John Eade, Dr. Mario Katic Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism is the first volume to bring together a detailed analysis of professional military pilgrimage with other forms of commemorating military conflict. The volume looks beyond the discussion of battlefield tourism undertaken primarily by civilians which has dominated research until now through an analysis of the relationship between religious, military and civilian participants. Drawing on a comparative approach towards what has mostly been categorised as secular pilgrimage, dark tourism/thanatourism, military and religious tourism, and re-enactment, the contributors explore the varied ways in which memory, material culture and rituals are performed at particular places. The volume also engages with the debate about the extent to which western definitions of pilgrimage and tourism, as well as such related terms as religion, sacred and secular, can be applied in non-western contexts.

The Fallen: Gardai Killed in Service 1922-49

The Fallen: Gardai Killed in Service 1922-49

Author: Colm Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2017

In 1922 the fledgling Irish Free State decided to replace the RIC with the Civic Guard (An Garda Siochana). This new Irish police force found itself dealing with an unsettled population, many of whom were suspicions of law and order after centuries of forceful policing by the British. It was decided that the Gardai would uphold the law with the consent of the people however, and that they would remain unarmed. This brave decision may have been popular with ordinary Irishmen and women, but it left members of the force vulnerable to attack and even murder. Many Gardai met their death in the first decades of the Irish State. This is their story.

Acts of Courage Register of the George Medal 1940-2015

Acts of Courage Register of the George Medal 1940-2015

Author: Philip McDermott Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2016

The George Medal, along with the George Cross, was instituted by His Majesty King George VI on 24th September 1940. His desire, that the many acts of bravery being performed on home soil, in a type of warfare never experienced before, and primarily by civilians for whom military awards were inappropriate, was the driving force behind their creation.The medal has been awarded to civilians and military personnel over the past 75 years, all of whose names are contained within this register.Never before has a register of the George Medal been produced that presents the information behind the awards. It stands as a testament to the selfless acts performed by the men and women within its pages.

Acts of Courage Register of the George Medal 1940-2015

Acts of Courage Register of the George Medal 1940-2015

Author: Philip McDermott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2016

The George Medal, along with the George Cross, was instituted by His Majesty King George VI on 24th September 1940. His desire, that the many acts of bravery being performed on home soil, in a type of warfare never experienced before, and primarily by civilians for whom military awards were inappropriate, was the driving force behind their creation.The medal has been awarded to civilians and military personnel over the past 75 years, all of whose names are contained within this register.Never before has a register of the George Medal been produced that presents the information behind the awards. It stands as a testament to the selfless acts performed by the men and women within its pages.

Victoria's Cross The Untold Story of Britain's Highest Award for Bravery

Victoria's Cross The Untold Story of Britain's Highest Award for Bravery

Author: Gary Mead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

When 25-year old Private Johnson Beharry won the Victoria Cross in 2005 for bravery under fire in Iraq, he was the first person to win Britain's highest military honour since the Falklands war in 1982 and the first living recipient since 1969, when two Australians were given the award for action in Vietnam. Born out of the squalor of the Crimean War in 1856 and the fragility of the monarchy at that time, the VC's prestige is such that it takes precedence over all other orders and medals in Britain. But while many books have been written about specific aspects of the VC and its recipients, none have asked why so many brave men who deserved the medal were denied it, and why no women have ever been awarded the VC, even though they are entitled. Military historian Gary Mead's vivid and balanced account of the VC's life and times exposes the hypocrisy behind one of the UK's last sacred cows, and explores its role as a barometer for the shifting sands of political and social change during the last 150 years.

When War is Over

When War is Over

Author: Daniel Alexander, Andrew Haslam Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Last Post

Last Post

Author: Ian Connerty, Philip Vanoutrive Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2014

Every evening since 1928 the Last Post has been played under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres at 8 o'clock sharp. In 2015 this ceremony will take place for the 30,000th time. On 9 July 2015, this large scale participative event will take place in fire stations all around the world. Government leaders, sports stars, veterans but most of all common people visit the Menin Gate Memorial every day. Philip Vanoutrive spent one year photographing this impressive tradition. Ian Connerty wrote the story, enriched with unique archive photos.