- For Gallantry: Australians Awarded the George Cross and the Cross of Valour
For Gallantry: Australians Awarded the George Cross and the Cross of Valour
'Courageous behaviour comes in many forms. For Gallantry tells the remarkable true stories of some of Australia's most selfless people. A beautifully illustrated work that keeps you captivated from the first page.' Dan Keighran VC
From the frozen wastes of Antarctica to the burning ruins of the Bali bombings, For Gallantry: Australians Awarded the George Cross and the Cross of Valour tells the stories of the 28 Australians awarded the nation's highest non-combat awards for bravery: the Imperial George Cross and its Australian Honours and Awards replacement, the Cross of Valour. Created to mark extraordinary deeds away from the field of battle, the awards are the non-combat equivalent of the Victoria Cross. More than a quarter of the recipients were awarded posthumously – testimony to the selflessness recognised by the decorations.
With assistance from the sole surviving Australian holder of the George Cross, and recipients of the Cross of Valour, For Gallantry tells their stories in a dedicated volume for the first time.
Details: Biography/True story, published 2020.
Format: Hard cover, illustrations (photographs), 192 pages.
Dimensions: 27.5 cm (h) x 21.5 cm (w) x 2.5 cm (d) / 1,115 grams.