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The Victoria Cross Limited Edition

Authors: Michael C Madden
01/Apr/2018
512
Hardback
9781925520989LE
$179.99

Hardback Boxed Limited Edition

This book is an ambitious endeavour to capture the history of Australia’s pre-eminent award for acts of bravery in the face of the enemy and its highest military honour, the Victoria Cross (VC). Since 1856 when the award was created by Queen Victoria, 100 Australian servicemen have been recognised with the Cross.

This book, however, is not a traditional history book; it takes a different approach to recognising these remarkable Australians. Through 100 individual profiles of each Australian VC recipient, this book has been written as a way for families and friends to give their perspective on the men they knew, how the Victoria Cross has affected them and how families coped after the fighting had ended. The profiles reveal just how much these men came from every walk of life and the rich colour of the families and communities they came from.

The author, supported by volunteers from the Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. (TPI Victoria), has travelled across Australia and around the world to interview families, peers and friends about these 100 remarkable Australians. All these strands have been brought together to tell the story of the creation of the Victoria Cross, how it has evolved to find its place in modern Australia, and to illuminate the lives of these Australians with an incredible array of photographs taken on these travels, but also from official sources and the families.

The production of the book and subsequent sales will see all proceeds returning to TPI Victoria Inc. for its Members, their Families and the Veteran Community – THIS IS BEING UNDERTAKEN AS A NOT FOR PROFIT venture with the generous support of the author and the publishers, Big Sky Publishing.

Watch Network Nine footage from the launch of Victoria Cross, Australia Remembers – attended by VC recipients and/or their families – watch here.

#9News

Australia's 100 Victoria Cross recipients are each having their stories immortalised in a book about their heroics, almost 100 years since the World War One Armistice. #9News | http://9News.com.au

Posted by 9 News Melbourne on Saturday, 21 April 2018

 

Listen to author Michael Madden as he discusses the stories behind the creation of Victoria Cross – Listen Now

Michael C Madden

Michael C Madden

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Michael C Madden is the son of a Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Vietnam veteran. He enjoyed a modest but happy childhood; growing up with his three brothers on the family’s struggling dairy farm, before the family became homeless in the mid-1990s. Michael has a deep passion for writing and Australian military history. He runs a military medal business in […]

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17 reviews for The Victoria Cross Limited Edition

  1. A deeply moving story. We speak to the legendary, Dasher Wheatley VC’s eldest son and daughter, George and Phyllis, hear from one of Dasher’s closest friends, former US Marine Jim Lowe, as well as Keith Payne VC AM himself. Dasher Wheatley’s reputation as a larrikin and natural borne fighter was infamous, even before he was awarded the world’s highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. His death sent shock-waves through the armies of three nations.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD08WlYFZns

  2. This book is really really well done , so much heart , and years of putting this together, there will never ever be another book like this.
    It’s a must have , if you want to know about these amazing heroes the 100 men that have received the highest award , then buy this book you will be totally proud to be an Australian… as we should remember and never forget !!!!!!!!
    Faye, angusrobertson

  3. Fantastic book on our Australian VC winners. Have gone into the background of each to give us a better idea of the person, reason for the award and later life. A must for Australian military buffs.
    William, AngusRobertson

  4. Really a great book to keep
    By Diane thenile

  5. Outstanding and perfectly presented publication
    Great book for any home
    By Bernadette theNile

  6. Fantastic book for anyone – beautiful stories and makes a lovely gift.
    Kirsty, thenile

  7. Great Read. Well recommended.
    Well laid out, easy to read, excellent starting point for more detailed reading on or actually visiting local landmarks where these men are remembered.

  8. A great read.
    A very well researched book.A must for anybody who, s interested in Australian military history.
    Cairns – Booktopia

  9. We talk to Rob Kenna, the eldest son of the late, Edward Kenna VC. Rob talks openly and honestly about the remarkable life of one of Australia’s greatest war heroes, Teddy Kenna. Teddy’s stories are as funny as they are humbling.
    https://youtu.be/_ve0Qndo10E

  10. The Victoria Cross, Australia Remembers – Launch Promo
    A short promotional video of the launch of the book at Bunjil Place on 21st April, 2018.
    https://youtu.be/llgGW4-sn98

  11. Great book. Beautifully presented
    Sunshine Coast – BOoktopia

  12. Perfect gift
    Bought as a gift. Extremely happy with..
    Trace, Booktopia

  13. A Masterpiece
    A magnificent book about Australia’s most outstanding soldiers. Beautifully presented.
    Doctor Manhattan, Melbourne – Booktoopia

  14. Classic for all Australians
    Stunning photos, heart breaking stories. Should be on every school in the country.
    VC Tragic, Melbourne – Booktopia

  15. We purchased this for our eldest son as he is interested in the history of the wars. He is absolutely thrilled with it.
    Haze, Sydney – Booktopia

  16. Awesome
    Jeff – Booktopia

  17. THIS BOOK IS ON THE VC RECIPIENTS IT IS AN INSPIRATION TO READ I HAVE DONATED MY BOOKS TO LOCAL SCHOOLS
    The Bat – Booktopia Reviews

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