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AWARDS OF THE GEORGE CROSS
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AWARDS OF THE GEORGE CROSS

Author: John Frayn Turner
Publisher: Casemate Publishing, May 2010
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 1-84884-200-7

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Early in WW2, King George VI was deeply impressed by the heroic deeds of servicemen out of the front line & civilian non-combatants in acts connected with the war such as bomb disposal & rescues after air raids. The King instituted the George Cross for ?For Gallantry? away from the heat of actual battle. The Cross continues to be awarded up to the present day, & this fine books covers all of these. 6x9 inches, 192 pgs.

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Early in WW2, King George VI was deeply impressed by the heroic deeds of servicemen out of the front line & civilian non-combatants in acts connected with the war such as bomb disposal & rescues after air raids. So in September 1940 the King instituted the George Cross for ?For Gallantry? away from the heat of actual battle, to be awarded to civilians & servicemen & women. As the war progressed, the range of deeds increased.

In April 1942 the unprecedented award of the GC was made to the entire population of the Island of Malta ?to honor her brave people?. Later the award was made for supreme gallantry to members of the Special Operations Executive, including Violette Szabo & Forest Yeo-Thomas (The White Rabbit). Many were posthumous. The George Cross continued to be awarded in the post war years & up to the present day, & this fine books covers all of these.


 
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