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21st century courage : stirring stories of modern British heroes

Author: Mark Felton
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Examines examples of outstanding courage exhibited by people living in modern Britain. These include British servicemen and servicewomen serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, police officers, and ordinary civilians in Britain and around the world. All the cases cited have been awarded gallantry medals.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Felton
ISBN: 9781848840737 184884073X
OCLC Number: 660553156
Description: xi, 193 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. 'Have a go' heroes --
2. Death and diamonds --
3. Cops and robbers --
4. Courage under fire --
5. Fire and rescue --
6. Terror on the streets --
7. High seas hijack --
8. Disaster in the air --
9. Nerves of steel --
10. The last place on earth --
Appendix 1: A guide to British gallantry awards --
Appendix 2: Honours and awards for the London bombings of 7 and 21 July 2005 --
Appendix 3: Awards of the Royal Humane Society.
Responsibility: by Mark Felton.

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Examines examples of outstanding courage exhibited by people living in modern Britain. These include British servicemen and servicewomen serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, police officers, and ordinary civilians in Britain and around the world. All the cases cited have been awarded gallantry medals.

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