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A comprehensive and valuable survey of gallantry
on 13 February 2014
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.