The First VCs - The Stories behind the First Victoria Crosses of the Crimean War and the Definition of Courage, John Grehan.
Combines a history of the earliest winners of the Victoria Cross with
a history of the foundation of the medal itself, all taking place
against the background of the Crimean War. Looks at the sort of deeds
that were felt to be worthy of reward when the first Victoria Crosses
were awarded after the end of the war, as well as the debate that led
to the creation of the award in the first place
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