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First VCs The Stories Behind the First Victoria Crosses in the Crimean War and the Definition of Courage

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ISBN-10: 1473851718

ISBN-13: 9781473851719

Edition: 2016

Authors: John Grehan

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Officers led and men followed; all were expected to do their duty without thought of reward. Enlisted men rarely penetrated the officer ranks and promotion owed more to money than merit. Then came the Crimean War.The incompetence and ineffectiveness of the senior officers contrasted sharply with the bravery of the lower ranks. Fuelled by the reports from the first-ever war correspondents which were read by an increasingly literate public, the mumblings of discontent rapidly grew into a national outcry. Questions were asked in Parliament, answers were demanded by the press - why were the heroes of the Alma, Inkerman and the Charge of the Light Brigade not being recognised? Something had be…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 9/30/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English