GLORY AND DISHONOUR | VICTORIA CROSS HEROES WHOSE LIVES ENDED IN TRAGEDY OR DISGRACE

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There have been many books on Victoria Cross heroes but this is the first one to explore the lives of those for whom the greatest accolade did not bring contentment, happiness or lasting fame. Men like the Cheltenham-born Duncan Boyes. The seventeen-year-old Midshipman Boyes won the VC in 1864, carrying the Queen’s Colour through withering Japanese fire. Four years later, he would commit suicide by jumping out of a hotel window in Dunedin, New Zealand. How such tragedies unfold and why is the essence of this book.

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Size

16.5 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm

Publisher

Amberley Publishing

Format

HB