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Victoria Cross - Covers the 100 Australians who have been awarded the VC
At $79 this hardcover book is excellent value with 400 pages of full colour with thousands of top quality pictures.
This book is an ambitious endeavour to capture the history of Australia’s pre-eminent award for acts of bravery in the face of the enemy and its highest military honour, the Victoria Cross (VC). Since 1856 when the award was created by Queen Victoria, 100 Australian servicemen have been recognised with the Cross.
This book, however, is not a traditional history book; it takes a different approach to recognising these remarkable Australians. Through 100
The author, supported by volunteers from the Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. (TPI Victoria), has travelled across Australia and around the world to interview families, peers and friends about these 100 remarkable Australians. All these strands have been brought together to tell the story of the creation of the Victoria Cross, how it has evolved to find its place in modern Australia, and to illuminate the lives of these Australians with an incredible array of photographs taken on these travels, but also from official sources and the families.
Mephisto book (hardcover) $59 368 pages & over 670 images
"Mephisto: Technology, War and Remembrance" is the latest addition to The Queensland Museum Discovery Guide series. “The bloody battles of the First World War were fought with many new and increasingly destructive weapons. One of the most significant of these was the tank. Only a single type of German tank was used in action, the A7V Sturmpanzerwagen, and it was a formidable opponent for the Allied forces. 506 Mephisto, the world’s sole surviving A7V, was captured on the battlefields of France in 1918. Under cover of darkness, with gas shells falling around them, a small group of soldiers — Queenslanders and Tasmanians of the 26th Battalion — retrieved the tank from within sight of the German lines. This book tells the story of 506 Mephisto against a backdrop of conflict, technological change and the heroism of ordinary men.” The tank is located in the Qld Museum, Brisbane and is the only surviving WW1 German tank in the world.