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The Resource Awarded for valour : a history of the Victoria Cross and the evolution of British heroism, Melvin Charles Smith, (electronic book)

Awarded for valour : a history of the Victoria Cross and the evolution of British heroism, Melvin Charles Smith, (electronic book)

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Awarded for valour : a history of the Victoria Cross and the evolution of British heroism
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Awarded for valour
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a history of the Victoria Cross and the evolution of British heroism
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Melvin Charles Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
The Victoria Cross: the highest standard of valour. The exploits of its winners are the stuff of legend. But why was it instituted? What factors came together during the Crimean War to create this award? Since its inception 1,356 have been awarded, but the circumstances of warfare have changed wand with them the very concept of heroism has evolved. Awarded for Valour traces the evolution of this concept from its origins on the fields before Sevastopol, across the dashing campaigns of imperial expansion and defence, where the concept of heroism was a curious combination of the romantic and the pragmatic (all held in place with a stiff upper lip) and into the cauldron of the First World War, from which a very different concept of heroism arose
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UK-WkNB
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1962-
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Smith, Melvin Charles
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Victoria Cross
  • Courage
  • Military decorations
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Awarded for valour : a history of the Victoria Cross and the evolution of British heroism, Melvin Charles Smith, (electronic book)
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Contents
Contents -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The Forgotten Hero -- 'I've broken my arm, Dick, but never mind me now': The Hero in Victorian Popular Mythology -- The Institutionalization of Heroism in Britain -- Teething Problems, 1856-1867 -- Big Implications from Small Wars: The Imperial Vision of Heroism, 1860-1911 -- Fifty Years On: A Half-Century of Heroism -- 1914: The Last Stand of the Thin Red Line -- The Middle Parts of Fortune: Heroism in Evolution, 1915-1916 -- 'Courage isn't what it used to be': Heroism Emerges from the Great War, 1917-1918 -- The Hero Comes Home from the War: The Institutionalization of Modern Heroism -- Conclusion: The New Hero in Action, 1940-2006 -- Appendix -- The Victoria Cross Warrants -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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9780230583351
Extent
296 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9780230583351
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Adobe Ebook Reader
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PDF
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Awarded for valour : a history of the Victoria Cross and the evolution of British heroism, Melvin Charles Smith, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Contents -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The Forgotten Hero -- 'I've broken my arm, Dick, but never mind me now': The Hero in Victorian Popular Mythology -- The Institutionalization of Heroism in Britain -- Teething Problems, 1856-1867 -- Big Implications from Small Wars: The Imperial Vision of Heroism, 1860-1911 -- Fifty Years On: A Half-Century of Heroism -- 1914: The Last Stand of the Thin Red Line -- The Middle Parts of Fortune: Heroism in Evolution, 1915-1916 -- 'Courage isn't what it used to be': Heroism Emerges from the Great War, 1917-1918 -- The Hero Comes Home from the War: The Institutionalization of Modern Heroism -- Conclusion: The New Hero in Action, 1940-2006 -- Appendix -- The Victoria Cross Warrants -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
9780230583351
Extent
296 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230583351
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Adobe Ebook Reader
Type of computer file
PDF

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