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The Resource The first VCs : the stories behind the First Victoria Crosses in the Crimean War and the definition of courage, John Grehan

The first VCs : the stories behind the First Victoria Crosses in the Crimean War and the definition of courage, John Grehan

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The first VCs : the stories behind the First Victoria Crosses in the Crimean War and the definition of courage
Title
The first VCs
Title remainder
the stories behind the First Victoria Crosses in the Crimean War and the definition of courage
Statement of responsibility
John Grehan
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Officers led and men followed; all were expected to do their duty without thought of reward. Enlisted men rarely penetrated the officer ranks and promotion owed more to money than merit. Then came the Crimean War.The incompetence and ineffectiveness of the senior officers contrasted sharply with the bravery of the lower ranks. Fuelled by the reports from the first-ever war correspondents which were read by an increasingly literate public, the mumblings of discontent rapidly grew into a national outcry. Questions were asked in Parliament, answers were demanded by the press why were the heroes of the Alma, Inkerman and the Charge of the Light Brigade not being recognised' Something had be done.That something was the introduction of an award that would be of such prestige it would be sought by all men from the private to the Field Marshal. It would be the highest possible award for valour in the face of the enemy and it bore the name of the Queen for whom the men fought.This is the story of how the first Victoria Crosses were attained in the heat of the most deadly conflict of the nineteenth century. It is also an examination of how the definition of courage, as recognised by the awarding of VCs, evolved, from saving the regimental colours at the Alma to saving a comrade in the No Mans Land before Sevastopol
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Grehan, John
Dewey number
355.1/342
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK215
LC item number
.G724 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crimean War, 1853-1856
  • Victoria Cross
  • HISTORY / Military / Other
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military Science
  • Victoria Cross
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The first VCs : the stories behind the First Victoria Crosses in the Crimean War and the definition of courage, John Grehan
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-280) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
964528170
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473851726
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Publisher number
EB00807047
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964528170
Label
The first VCs : the stories behind the First Victoria Crosses in the Crimean War and the definition of courage, John Grehan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-280) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
964528170
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473851726
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Publisher number
EB00807047
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964528170

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