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4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.8 out of 5 stars
Chavasse: Double VC
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on 29 August 2017
As a former serviceman with both RAMC and Army Medical Services this is the stuff of legends and is part of corps history and folklore along with Martin-Leak, Harden, Farmer and leads by example for the corps motto in arduous fidelius or if you call for the medic I will be there and if not it's because I have laid down my life so that you may live.
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on 5 October 2017
What a hero. My father Godfrey S Duckworth served alongside this man when a machine gun officer in the Liverpool scottish before being amalgamated into the newly formed Machine Gun Corps.
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on 5 September 2017
A good rated on the history of a very brave man in ww1 I felt it went into family history for my liking and too much on the religious end of the family
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on 27 August 2017
An excellent account of the life, background and war service of a non-combattant medical officer in the trenches of World War I.
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on 27 August 2017
A well researched and in depth biography, not only the war years and the medals, but the reasons for his being the man he was and his care for others being supreme.
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on 10 September 2017
One of the corps finest
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on 26 September 2017
Great read many thanks.
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on 8 September 2017
A very good biography.
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on 21 November 2014
The entire contents of this book will not at all fail to much inspire and touch you deeply with every possible conceivable emotion. Like the Victoria Cross itself, so very rarely granted, this book is not shiny, but modest and humble in itself, yet it too stands out above all other, so well researched and eloquently written, superbly complied, it is, like the Victoria Cross itself, indeed most rare and mighty precious.

The author has superbly inter-weaved both documentary account and narrative with heartfelt most touching correspondence betwixt the members of the Chavasse family. The immense dedication and call to duty borne by all the family throughout the worst of possible times of the entirety of the worst of wars 1914 to 1918 will deeply move you,! For:-

There is today, still yet just one grave amongst the many, many hundreds of thousands of graves within all the cemeteries of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission sited all over the globe, which bears the crafted double inscription of the Victoria Cross, as was then justly and dually granted posthumously to this the most gallant, most courageous and devoted of officers, Captain Noel Chavasse.

At Noel's grave within No.2 Military Cemetery at Brandhoek the tombstone bears the simple inscription:- 'Greater love hath than no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends'

No finer epitaph shall ever be possible for a man who chose the call to duty and served his fellow man to sacrifice himself.

Honour; Loyalty; Devotion and Service.

This book encounters in absolute abundance all this, and yet, also so much, so much more!
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on 7 September 2017
An interesting account of the life of a very brave man, whose motto in life was definitely service not self. It was a thoroughly good read that was let down by a rather long introduction to his and his family's early life. However once it concentrated on his life in the trenches it revealed just how caring he was towards his soldiers and patients.
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