British Gallantry Awards 1855-2000Code:
Peter Duckers. A5, 64pp. Since ancient times soldiers have been honoured for gallantry in battle. Over the years and in different societies such honours have taken many forms but since the 1850s specific acts of bravery ‘in the face of the enemy’ by British and Imperial forces have been recognised by the award of a range of wearable decorations. This book surveys these British Decorations and medals from the origins in the Crimean War of 1854-6 up to the end of the twentieth century. Well illustrated with pictures of men in battle and the awards and medals (in colour).