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Best and Bravest [Revised Ed]

Best and Bravest [Revised Ed]
 

"Stories, tailored for younger readers, of New Zealanders who have been awarded the Victoria Cross"--Publisher information.

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ISBN 9781775540861
Barcode 9781775540861
Published 25 July 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, Revised and Updated
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Author(s) By Harper, Glyn
By Richardson, Colin
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ISBN-13 9781775540861
ISBN-10 1775540863
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publication Date 25 July 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, Revised and Updated
Edition Revised and Updated
Author(s) By Harper, Glyn
By Richardson, Colin
Category Warfare, Defence & Peace Studies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 156g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 355.1342
Catalogue Code 672876

Description of this Book

The incredible stories of the New Zealanders who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for courage under fire, from WWI to the war in Afghanistan. Here are the stories of the 27 men who won the Victoria Cross in both world wars and in Afghanistan in the 21st century - fighting heroes who risked their own lives to save their fellow men or change the course of a military action. All three services are represented here, and the stirring stories of wing walkers, daring raids, courageous advances against huge odds, and awe-inspiring courage under fire make it a fascinating and invaluable addition to our historical record for children. A simple introduction to each man is followed by an account of how he won his award, and what happened to him afterwards. Poignant and inspiring, the tales of self sacrifice courage and extraordinary deeds by otherwise ordinary men in the field of battle will provide excellent background material for history and language units. An excellent resource for motivating reluctant readers, especially boys, and well suited to classroom and individual reading. Best and Bravest is the children's version of the fully revised and updated In the Face of the Enemy, (also publishing in 2016) and includes the story of Corporal Williw Apiata, the most recent soldier to be awarded the VC.

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Author's Bio

Glyn Harper is Professor of War Studies at Massey University and is General Editor of the Centenary History series. Formerly a lieutenant colonel in the New Zealand Army, he is now one of NZ's best-known military historians and the author of 19 books, many of which have achieved best-seller status.

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