A Pocket Guide to British Gallantry Awards

This new Spink book offers an introductory guide to British and Imperial medals for gallantry which have appeared since 1854 and which continue to be awarded to this day, illustrating the type of action which has led to the award of the ...

A Pocket Guide to British Gallantry Awards

A Pocket Guide to British Gallantry Awards

Over the ages and in all societies, gallantry in battle has been highly regarded, with the bravery of individuals and fighting forces being officially rewarded and publically recognised in a wide variety of ways, such as gifts of jewels or money, grants of land, promotions in rank or status etc. In Britain, it has been the practice since at least the mid-19C to award decorations - medals specifically conferred to reward bravery in action. With the growth of the British Empire in the late 19C, the waging of two World Wars, the campaigns that mark the end of Empire and a continuing UN and NATO role, Britain has produced a wide range of medals to reflect the gallantry of its own and Imperial fighting forces. Such rewards have been conferred upon men and women, in all theatres of war and amongst the whole range of its forces on the ground, in and under the sea, in the air and even "at home". This new Spink book offers an introductory guide to British and Imperial medals for gallantry which have appeared since 1854 and which continue to be awarded to this day, illustrating the type of action which has led to the award of the various medals over nearly 200 years.

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A Pocket Guide to British Gallantry Awards
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Peter Duckers
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-11 - Publisher: Spink Books

Over the ages and in all societies, gallantry in battle has been highly regarded, with the bravery of individuals and fighting forces being officially rewarded and publically recognised in a wide variety of ways, such as gifts of jewels or money, grants of land, promotions in rank or status etc.
The British Army since 2000
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: James Tanner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In the past decade and a half the unique requirements of dual wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have radically altered the appearance and capabilities of the British Army's infantry soldiers. Gone are the tactics uniforms and equipment of the Cold War, replaced by an elite fighting force, skilled in counterinsurgency
Major and Mrs Holt's Pocket Battlefield Guide to Ypres and Passchendaele
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Tonie Holt, Valmai Holt
Categories: World War, 1914-1918
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

Covering the important WW1 battles of Ypres, including the notorious Passchendaele, this guidebook takes readers on a historic trip through some of the well-known and most important sites of the area.
Walford's Guide to Reference Material
Language: en
Pages: 812
Authors: Albert John Walford, Anthony P. Harvey, H. Drubba
Categories: Reference books
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher: London : Library Association

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American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1950-1977
Language: en
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Authors: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
Categories: United States
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978 - Publisher:

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