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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive and valuable survey of gallantry
This profusely illustrated book of more than 800 pages, contains the fruits of a very great deal of research and should be of great interest to anyone interested in what motivates those of humankind who have deliberately placed their own lives in danger for the sake of others. The book covers the history and evolution of British official and unofficial gallantry awards,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars IF U COLLECT MEDALS THIS IS FOR YOU
OF COURSE MOST PEOPLE WILL FIND THIS BOOK V BORING AND WOULD RATHER UTUBE REAL HEROS LIKE TARA THE BRAVE CAT.
Published 4 months ago by CENTRAL LONDON MAN


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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive and valuable survey of gallantry, 13 Feb 2014
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This profusely illustrated book of more than 800 pages, contains the fruits of a very great deal of research and should be of great interest to anyone interested in what motivates those of humankind who have deliberately placed their own lives in danger for the sake of others. The book covers the history and evolution of British official and unofficial gallantry awards, and then includes the citations for every award-to-date of the Queen's Gallantry Medal together with other interesting material about the awardees, including their other medals and awards. Its Introduction is by Sir Ronnie Flanagan, and its appendices contain descriptions of some of the events that led to acts of bravery that were rewarded with QGMs.

In short a "must have" for the medal enthusiast and student of the better aspects of human nature. The author is to be congratulated on a most remarkable and valuable work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long awaited book, 19 Feb 2014
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s.p.holmes (Hereford, Herefordshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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It has always been diffficult to access information on the Queen's Gallantry Medal, in comparison with awards such as the George and Victoria Crosses. In the publication of this book, the author has corrected that, and then some! This is an enormous book, weighing about 3kg(!), of over 800 pages, and is excellent value for money. Far from being a 'dry' list of QGM receipients, this book has many photographs, both black and white and colour, and contains numerous interesting stories behind the award of this medal.

The book is a must for any receipient of the QGM, for which it will be a wonderful memento, for medal afficionado's, and for anyone who has an interest in the many and varied stories that resulted in the award.

The author is to be congratulated on the huge amount of work and research needed for a book of this magnitude, a book that should become a classic in its field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent publication, author is a gentleman and a scholar, 30 Jun 2014
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Excellent publication, author is a gentleman and a scholar. (my husband is one of the subjects of the research in this book, a recipient of the QGM)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!, 4 Jun 2014
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Excellent very informative and well reserched, gives the expiriances of the many recipients of the award both home and abroad
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5.0 out of 5 stars History of Bravery in detail, 22 May 2014
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This is an excellent piece of work and the attention to detail is outstanding. I have found myself dipping into the contents and reflecting on the actions of those who, in many cases, are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice - often for a complete stranger. Although it may appear expensive, real value for money when you consider the contents that can be shared by generations to come, providing evidence of the the sort of people we have amongst us.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic accounts of brave conduct, 24 April 2014
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I have the honour to be included in this book. I found the wonderful accounts of the acts of 'exemplary brave' people very moving. The backgrounds to the acts by those awarded the QGM, really gets into the detail. An outstanding book of ordinary life, which when the need is there, produces extraordinary people. Well done Nick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic read and a tour de force on the history of this medal, 19 Feb 2014
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Like many of the recipients I was delighted to be involved in this book and ultimately share my story. I must admit however I was somewhat reticent at first, believing that no one would find my story even remotely interesting, more so after Carnival/Cunard Cruise Lines had successfully managed to bury the truth (and me) some years before. Nick's persona and genuine belief in me, and every 'contributor', quickly enabled me to believe in him and his vision for this book. As the title suggests this book is a tour de force, and one that delivers on so many levels. Filled with striking accounts of courage and self sacrifice, it also serves a superb resource for any military historian or student on the subject. 
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exceptional reference book and equally great read., 19 Feb 2014
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The postman knocked on the door first to check someone was in before he was prepared to return to his van and carry the hefty book to the door! An absolute credit to the author and to those included within the pages. This impressive book, full of facts and great photos will take some time to digest and will then be a great reference book for future generations. Well worth the long wait. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a fantastic book! - Read me now....., 17 Feb 2014
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My book arrived this morning; haven't put it down since.
A true work of art - a great forward by Sir Ronnie, followed by an outstanding and sensational read.
A feat of extraordinary epic proportions; not only to find, locate and corral all holders; but to assemble all their very personal stories into one book.
Something that I will treasure; my kids will treasure; and their kids, and for ever more.
It goes without saying that Nick has delivered a fabulous book, full of real life heroes, past and present - a living encyclopaedia of the 'bravest of the brave'.

Thank you Nick for creating a piece of history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The " Definitive Work of the Queens Gallantry Medal", 16 Feb 2014
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This most excellent informative, factual and enthralling work is the monumental product of the " Labour of Love" of the author. A fitting tribute to him, his long suffering family, and all those contained within the pages of this historical reference.
This is a must have addition to any library, or collection.
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