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Bravest : how some of Australia's greatest war heroes won their medals

Author: Robert Macklin
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Victoria Cross was the highest award, given only for a single act of valour. Just 90 Australians have been awarded it since they served with the British forces in South Africa in the late nineteenth century. And only four Australians have been awarded the George Cross, the ultimate medal for civilians in time of war. From Neville Howse in the Boer War in South Africa in 1900 to Keith Payne in Viet Nam in 1969  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Macklin
ISBN: 9781741148824 1741148820
OCLC Number: 271286410
Description: viii, 278 pages, [8] pages of plates : portraits ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Robert Macklin.

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Tells the story of how 12 Australian war heroes won either the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for bravery, or the George Cross, the highest award to a civilian in a military situation.  Read more...

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