The Story Of Gurkha Vcs by Maurice BiggsThe Story Of Gurkha Vcs by Maurice Biggs

The Story Of Gurkha Vcs

byMaurice Biggs, The Gurkha Museum

Paperback | December 15, 2015

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The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest decoration that a soldier can hope to earn from service to the Crown. Traditionally, it is awarded to “those officers and men who have served us in the presence of the enemy and shall then have performed some signal act of valor or devotion to their country.” It remains one of the most desirable awards for British soldiers.  Though Brigade of Gurkhas became part of the British Army in 1856, member of the elite British military regiment were not eligible to receive a VC until 1911. Since then, the Gurkhas have earned an impressive twenty-six Victoria Crosses. This long-awaited book gathers together the unique tales of courage and devotion that earned those twenty-six Victoria Crosses, each one more fascinating than the last. 
The Gurkha Museum is a memorial to Gurkha service to the Crown from 1815 to the present day and covers battles and campaigns, culture, religion, and the social structure of the Gurkha Brigade. 
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Title:The Story Of Gurkha VcsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 11.5 × 8.25 × 0.4 inPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:FirestepLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:190848733X

ISBN - 13:9781908487339

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Foreword to First Edition by Field Marshal Sir John Chapple GCB CBE

Foreword to Second Edition by Field Marshal Sir John Chapple GCB CBE DL

Gallantry and Merit Awards for Gurkhas

Glossary

Royal Warrant (published in the London Gazette of 12th December 1911)

Victoria Cross

The George Cross, Indian Order of Merit, Albert Medal and Empire Gallantry Medal