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The Resource Acts of Valour

Acts of Valour

Label
Acts of Valour
Title
Acts of Valour
Statement of responsibility
Glyn Harper and Colin Richardson
Title variation
Acts of valor
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For 150 years the highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry has been the Victoria Cross. These are the extraordinary stories of the New Zealand VCs. Since its instigation in 1856 more than 40 Victoria Crosses have been awarded to men whose courage in the face of the enemy was recognised by their comrades.Acts of Valour tells the story of each one, from the New Zealand Wars to the Second World War and the modern battlefields of Afghanistan in the 21st century. Many more were nominated for a VC than ever received it, with some of those famously declined - Malone of Chunuk Bair, Manahi, Perkins and Stott - igniting controversy that continues today.The events, politics and philosophies of this exclusive award are examined by two leading military historians - each story powerful and unique, with compelling accounts of the battles that made our nation and forged our history. Informative, exciting and provocative, Acts of Valour presents a detailed insight into our military history - and the heroes who walked amongst us, right up to Corporal Willie Apiata, the most recent recipient of the VC, in 2007.Fully revised and updated for the pivotal centennial anniversaries of WWI
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Summary
"A history of the Victoria Cross with regard to New Zealanders, including accounts of all New Zealand-born or associated winners of this honour"--Publisher information
Writing style
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10576302
Cataloging source
NZNB
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1958-
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  • Harper, Glyn
  • Richardson, Colin
Dewey number
355.13420993
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1959-
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Richardson, Colin
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True
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History
Target audience
adult
Label
Acts of Valour
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_283794
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781775490876
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Acts of Valour
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_283794
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781775490876
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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