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VCs of the First World War The Air VCs

VCs of the First World War The Air VCs (Paperback)

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Of more than 600 Victoria Crosses awarded to British and Empire servicemen during the First World War, nineteen were awarded to airmen of the newly formed Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Of these, four were posthumous awards and all but one of the total were to officers.



Some of these valorous airmen were from humble backgrounds and with limited education; others were collegiate men from wealthy families. But in the words of one senior officer they all had in common `the guts of a lion'. Each VS winner's act of bravery is recorded here in intricate detail, along with their backgrounds and their lives after the war.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/02/2013 ISBN-13: 9780752487311  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Peter Cooksley is a military historian, who has researched Great War aviation history for over 10 years, his passion for this often neglected area has led to the research for this book. Peter Batchelor is a noted aviation historian and contributor to the VC series who has been instrumental in updating this edition for a new audience.

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