In the face of the enemy : the complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Ze...

Name/Title

In the face of the enemy : the complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand

Maker

Harper, Glyn, 1958-

Maker Role

Author

Maker

Richardson, Colin (Colin Patrick), 1959-

Maker Role

Author

About this object

The highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry is the Victoria Cross, and this book examines the history of the award, telling the stories of those New Zealanders (or those with strong New Zealand associations) who have won it. This includes awards made to British soldiers serving in New Zealand during the New Zealand Wars, the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars. (No New Zealander has been awarded a VC since 1943.) Also covered are some of the controversies and political machinations surrounding those whose nominations have been declined, Manahi, Stott, Simpson and Malone. An extraordinary collection of individuals and their courageous exploits. Includes bibliographical references (p. 250-266) and index.

Date Made

2006

Publisher

HarperCollins

Publication Place

Wellington

Subject and Association Keywords

Victoria Cross -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- Armed Forces -- Biography

Subject and Association Keywords

Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- Biography

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- History, Military

Subject and Association Keywords

Great Britain -- History, Military

Named Collection

Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

Object Type

Book

ISBN/ISSN

1869505220

Object number

2019.1.01

Spine Label

355.134 HAR

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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