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The Bronze Cross: A Tribute to Those Who Won the Supreme Award for Valour in the Years 1940-45
  • by F. Gordon Roe
    • P.R. Gawthorn Ltd, London, December 1945
      • 128 pages
      • 206 photos and illustrations
  • Free PDF download
The story of the Victoria Cross from its inception in 1856 through the end of World War II, with the emphasis being on coverage of each of the 171 recipients between 1940 and 1945, providing brief details of the action for which they received the award and, in most cases, a photo or portrait of the recipient.


  • The Bronze Cross

    • The First V.C.

    • The V.C.'s Foundation

    • Democratic in Theory

    • Posthumous Awards

    • Royal Air Force

    • Designs for the Cross

    • Racial Distinctions Ignored

    • Civilian V.C.s

    • War and Non-War V.C.s

    • Saving the Colours

    • Rorke's Drift

    • A V.C.'s Own Story

    • The Old Order Passes

    • Ripe for Change

    • 1914

    • "L" Battery, O'Leary and Cornwell

    • First Air V.C.s

    • Two Double V.C.s

    • First Native Indian V.C.s

    • 1939-45

    • The Upham Saga

    • Third Double V.C.

    • Thompson's Sacrifice

    • "Unusual Awards"

    • The "Glowworm" Epic

  • Index

  • Bibliography

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The Bronze Cross
William Sweeney (Woburn, MA) 3/11/2009 9:43 PM
This has info. and photos not seen in other VC books that I have seen. Anyone with an interest in the Victoria Cross should get this. How can you go wrong at the price it is selling for?