Published April 23, 2004
by Sutton Publishing .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||224|
This is the latest volume in the series covering the final days of World War I on the Western Front from the Allied Armies being poised to capture the Hindenburg Line to the Armistice on Novem The book opens with the stories of seven Victoria Cross (VC) winners who took part in the Battle of the Canal du Nord on Septem VCs of the First World War book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Battle of the Somme, which lasted from 1 July to 18 Novembe /5(5). The outbreak of the First World War saw Allied forces across Africa preparing to drive the Germans out of their possessions. Four men earned the Victoria Cross in the prolonged struggle that ensued. Two further VCs were awarded to men of the Indian Army as the British sought to retain control of the North-West : VCs of the First World War: The Final Days covers the end of the First World War with the telling of the Battle of the Canal du Nord by seven Victoria Cross recipients, the battle led to the conquest of Cambrai by the Allied Powers. The book covers the remaining six weeks of the war in which 56 people received the Victoria Cross.
Series: Vcs of the First World War Hardcover: pages Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd; 1st Edition edition (February 1, ) Language: English ISBN X ISBN Product Dimensions: 7 x x inches Shipping Weight: pounds Customer Reviews: out of 5 stars 2 customer ratings Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,, in Books (See Top in Books)Reviews: 2. Buy The Naval VCs of World War I (VCs of the First World War) Reprint by Stephen Snelling (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low Reviews: 4. The first and last Victoria Crosses of the First World War In a strange piece of martial serendipity, the first and the last Victoria Crosses to be awarded ‘for valour’ during the First World War were both earned in canal battles separated by four years and a little fewer than 40 miles. But there the coincidences end. The book opens with the stories of seven VC-winners who took part in the Battle of the Canal du Nord on 27 September Despite enemy .
ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton Publishing, Description: xv, pages. He has written a number of books about the First World War and has co-ordinated the VCs series. Among his many titles is Somme A Battlefield Guide. Read an Excerpt. The fighting was not over by Christmas as the slogan had confidently proclaimed, and by the end of that first year of war men of the BEF found themselves trapped in the murderous stalemate of trench warfare. British troops had suffered badly in the early campaigns and by January were holding some thirty miles of trenches. By the end of the summer alm men of Kitchener's Army. VCs of the First World War 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.