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Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar
  

Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar (Hardback)

By Scott, Tom

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    13 Aug 20

Charles Upham was the most highly decorated soldier in the Commonwealth forces of WWII, and could arguably be called the bravest soldier of the war. An unassuming stock worker/ valuer at the beginning of the war, he stormed through Crete and the Western Desert amazing and confoun...ding his comrades with his exploits. He won two Victoria Crosses (the only combat soldier ever to do so) and in the opinion of his superiors deserved many more. Captured, he became an escape artist and ended his war in the famous Colditz POW camp. Shy and reluctant to take credit for his actions, he deflected all praise onto his soldiers and was described as distraught that he had been honoured. He then farmed in North Canterbury until his death in 1994, avoiding the limelight wherever possible. There has been one previous biography, Mark of the Lion published in 1962, which was a major bestseller and sells to this day.
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ISBN 9781988516608
Published NZ 13 Aug 2020
Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
Format Hardback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781988516608
Stock Release date is 13 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
Imprint Upstart Press Ltd
Published 13 Aug 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Scott, Tom
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade

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