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The Post of Honour Stories of Daring Deeds Done by Men of the British… (edition 1917)

by Richard Wilson

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Title:The Post of Honour Stories of Daring Deeds Done by Men of the British Empire in the Great War
Authors:Richard Wilson
Info:London ; Toronto : J.M. Dent, 1917.
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Tags:WW I, Victoria Cross, Herorism

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The post of honour stories of daring deeds done by men of the British Empire in the Great War by Richard Wilson

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Published in 1917, this is a patriotic rendering of the heroism of the soldiers of the British Empire. There are some stories the explain why a serviceman was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest honour for bravery awarded in the British Empire. There are also many anecdotes of bravery by man and some women. Edith Cavell's story receives a lengthier telling I suspect because she was shot by a German firing squad and this book was released during the War.
Some services that do not always receive their due such as the minesweepers received a section. Soldiers from the Colonies are given equal space.
While written in a more convoluted English than we use today, this title does illustrate the bravery of the men forced to fight in the inhuman circumstances of WW I. ( )
  lamour | Nov 13, 2012 |
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