In The Face Of The Enemy: The Complete History Of The Victoria Cross And New Zealand

In The Face Of The Enemy: The Complete History Of The Victoria Cross And New Zealand

Glyn Harper


the top Commonwealth army ornament for gallantry is the Victoria move, and this booklet examines the heritage of the award, telling the tales of these New Zealanders (or people with powerful New Zealand institutions) who've gained it. this comprises awards made to British infantrymen serving in New Zealand in the course of the New Zealand Wars, the Boer conflict and the 1st and moment international Wars. (No New Zealander has been presented a VC due to the fact that 1943.) additionally lined are a few of the controversies and political machinations surrounding these whose nominations were declined, Manahi, Stott, Simpson and Malone. a unprecedented selection of contributors and their brave exploits is the phenomenal consequence. Informative, intriguing and provocative, within the Face of the Enemy is a riveting and worthy addition to our army checklist, by way of hugely revered army historians. every one tale is strong and certain, and gives attention-grabbing perception into the battles that cast the Anzac identification.

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