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Gallantry Awards at Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
'Zulu!' - the epic motion picture, is based on the defence of Rorke's Drift in 1879, when a garrison of British soldiers defended a supply depot and field hospital against an army of Zulu warriors. This extensively researched publication contains biographical tributes to the 15 men who were awarded the Victoria Cross or the Distinguished Conduct Medal during the famous action.
Balaclava Victoria Crosses: Including the Charge of the Light Brigade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
At Balaclava the Charge of the Heavy Brigade and the Light Brigade action provided two of the most famous deeds recorded in the annals of the British Army. This well-researched book contains biographical tributes and detailed accounts of the actions of the nine men who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the battle. With the Chronological Roll of all 111 Crimean War Victoria Crosses.
Battling Burnaby: The Awe-Inspiring Exploits Of A Great Adventurer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Colonel Fred Burnaby is one of the greatest adventurers who ever lived and he was the kind of man on which romantic legends are built. A fearless dare-devil and intrepid traveller, he made two perilous journeys across Asia, and he became the first person to cross the English Channel single-handedly in a balloon. However, his first love was fighting and he was killed in action in the Sudan.
Zulu War Victoria Crosses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Researched over four decades, this publication provides biographical tributes and accounts of the deeds which gained the Victoria Cross for 12 men during the Zulu War. With a useful bibliography. Also available in illustrated hard copy.
Boer War Victoria Crosses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,010. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
With information drawn from official documents this extensively researched book provides biographical tributes and accounts of the deeds of a selection of men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for action during the Boer War of 1899-1902. With a summary of the conflict, a chronological roll of all 78 Boer War VCs and a useful bibliography for further reading.
Brave Deeds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A selection of brave and awe-inspiring deeds which gained gallantry medals, from Victorian epics such as the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Defence of Rorke's Drift to the George Cross and the Iranian Embassy siege. With a story of an unsung hero who was overlooked when the medals for bravery were given out. Also available in illustrated print format.
The Dukes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 191,110. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
"The Dukes" is the story of a disputed inheritance, a national institution, a great family of soldiers of fortune, heroes, beauties, scoundrels, eccentrics, adventurers, an unbroken line of blue-blooded fascination that covers a hundred years of English (and American) history and social life, an intimate glimpse into the life of a great aristocratic family.
The JWB Historical Library: Journal Two - Zulus! A Graphic Account of the Defence of Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
The motion picture ZULU!, captures the atmosphere and gallantry of the defence of Rorke’s Drift - now read a concise and descriptive narrative that does the same.
Zulu War Heroes: Defenders of Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,560. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Concise biographical tributes and stories of the deeds of a selection of men who played a prominent part in the defence of Rorke's Drift against an army of determined and ferocious warriors during the Zulu War of 1879. The battle was made famous by the motion picture 'Zulu!'
The Most Victoria Crosses For A Single Action
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Numerous sources have stated that the most Victoria Crosses awarded for a single action were gained for the defence of Rorke’s Drift on 22/23 January 1879, during the Zulu War. However, my original research carried out from 1992 to 1994 for compiling The Chronological Roll of the Victoria Cross suggests that there were three prior superlatives. This is an up-to-date analysis of my findings.