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Author Ryan, Mark, 1962 January 5- author.

Title First VCs [electronic resource] : The Moving True Story of First World War Heroes : Maurice Dease and Sidney Godley / Mark Ryan.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2014]


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Summary What would you do if you were struck by an enemy bullet in wartime, then realized you were still alive? For most of us, that would be the end of our fight. If we were capable of thought while we tried to cope with the pain, we'd probably hope to be rushed to hospital, so that someone could save our lives. But a hundred years ago, in the opening battle of World War I at Mons, two young men didn't react like that. Lieutenant Maurice Dease and Private Sidney Godley, born only weeks apart into sharply contrasting worlds, shared the same defiance. They didn't think of themselves and went back for more, sustaining dreadful wounds in the process. One man died, the other lived-pieced back together painstakingly by the Germans, who had taken so many casualties of their own while overrunning the British position. Together Dease and Godley became the first winners of the Victoria Cross in World War I.
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Subject Dease, Maurice, 1889-1914.
Godley, Sidney, 1889-1957.
Victoria Cross.
Mons, 1st Battle of, Mons, Belgium, 1914.
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Other Form: Print version: Ryan, Mark, 1962 January 5- First VCs. Stroud : The History Press, 2014. 9780750954518 (hbk.) : (Uk)016713954
ISBN 9780750957496 (e-pub)
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