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Beyond the legend : Bill Speakman VC

Author: Derek Hunt; John Mulholland
Publisher: Stroud : Spellmount, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beyond the Legend is the authorised biography of William (Bill) Speakman, who was awarded one of only four Victoria Crosses for action in the Korean War. It covers his sometimes controversial life, from his childhood in Altrincham, Cheshire, to his later life in South Africa - about which little has been known previously. Authors Derek Hunt and John Mulholland also explore the myth of the 'beer bottle VC' (in which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bill Speakman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Hunt; John Mulholland
ISBN: 9780752494302 0752494309
OCLC Number: 835970998
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Responsibility: by Derek Hunt, John Mulholland.

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Authors Derek Hunt and John Mulholland also explore the myth of the `beer bottle VC' (in which Speakman was said to have fended off the Chinese Communist Army by throwing empty beer bottles at them  Read more...

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