For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross
Hardback | Nov 2018 | NewSouth | 9781742235424 | 512pp | 280x225mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$79.99, NZD$89.99
A stunningly produced account of the 100 Australians who’ve been awarded the Victoria Cross for their acts of extreme bravery in battle.
The Victoria Cross is the highest award given to
members of the Commonwealth military forces for acts of extreme bravery in battle.
There is no greater honour, award or accolade.
For Valour tells the fascinating story of the Australians who have received the Victoria Cross. From Albert Jacka to Mark Donaldson, heroic actions from the Boer War appear alongside those from the First World War, North Russia, the Second World War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
With a foreword from Daniel Keighran VC, new archival research and striking photographs and artworks from the Australian War Memorial, For Valour commemorates the men who have been awarded the Australian military’s highest honour.
‘For Valour commemorates the extraordinary actions and character that the Victoria Cross honours. Vital leadership in times of mortal danger. Rescuing comrades at the risk of one’s own life. Standing fast against overwhelming odds.’ — Dame Quentin Bryce