For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross
Hardback | Nov 2018 | NewSouth | 9781742235424 | 512pp | 275x215mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$79.99, NZD$89.99
For Valour tells the remarkable stories of the 100
Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts of
bravery and self-sacrifice in battle. From Captain Neville Howse of the New
South Wales Army Medical Corps in 1900 to Corporal Cameron Baird of the 2nd
Commando Regiment in 2013, heroic actions in the Boer War appear alongside
those from the First World War, North Russia, the Second World War, Vietnam and
Afghanistan. Vivid descriptions of events on the battlefield are matched with
biographical profiles of each of the recipients to provide insights into their
lives outside wartime service.
With a foreword from Daniel Keighran VC, new archival research and striking photographs and artworks from the Australian War Memorial, For Valour commemorates the servicemen who have been awarded the 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