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Awards of the George Cross 1940-2009

Author: John Frayn Turner
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Early in the Second World War, King George VI was deeply impressed by the heroic deeds of servicemen out of the front line and civilian non-combatants in acts connected with the war such as bomb disposal and rescues after air raids. So, in September 1940, the king instituted the George Cross 'For Gallantry' to be awarded to civilians and servicemen and women away from the battlefield. ..."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Frayn Turner
ISBN: 9781848842007 1848842007
OCLC Number: 747810512
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: xiii, 177 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Frayn Turner.

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"Early in the Second World War, King George VI was deeply impressed by the heroic deeds of servicemen out of the front line and civilian non-combatants in acts connected with the war such as bomb disposal and rescues after air raids. So, in September 1940, the king instituted the George Cross 'For Gallantry' to be awarded to civilians and servicemen and women away from the battlefield. ..."--Back cover.

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