VCs of the First World War 1914

Gerald Gliddon

During the opening four months of the First World War no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for gallantry.

In a series of biographies, British historian, author and military bookseller Gerald Gliddon, examines the men and the dramatic events that led to the award of this most coveted of medals and explores the post-war experiences of those who survived. These men, ordinary soldiers from widely differing social backgrounds, acted with valour above and beyond the call of duty. Their stories and experiences offer a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the ‘war to end wars’. Please Note: Whilst Australian servicemen were awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War, the first was Albert Jacka, on Gallipoli in May 1915, therefore there are no Australians listed in the book.

Soft cover, photographs, 278 pages.

VCs of the First World War 1914