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Author Batchelor, Peter (Peter F.)

Title VCs of the First World War [electronic resource] : 1915 The Western Front / Peter F. Batchelor.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (160 pages)
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Series VCs of the First World War
VCs of the First World War.
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Summary The predictions of the war "being over by Christmas" turned out to be far from the truth. By January 1915 the British Expeditionary Force found themselves trapped in the murderous stalemate of trench warfare. British troops had suffered badly in the early campaigns and by January 1915 were holding some 30 miles of trench. The year 1915 was to witness some of bloodiest and bitter battles of the Great War, including the first blooding at Neuve Chapelle, the Second Battle of Ypres and the appalling failure of Loos. By the end of the summer almost 50,000 men of Kitchener's Army had been killed. This book tells the story of the 67 VC winners from this period on the Western Front. Each of their stories are different and 20 medals were awarded posthumously. However, they all had one thing in common-acts of extraordinary bravery under fire.
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Subject Great Britain. Army -- Biography.
Victoria Cross.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Matson, Christopher.
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Other Form: Print version: Batchelor, Peter (Peter F.). Western Front, 1915. Stroud : Sutton, 1997. 0750911069 (DLC)97147700
ISBN 9780752487489 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9780752487489

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