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Dear Fellow Enthusiast........
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to become a Member of the
Victoria Cross Society.
The interest in the Victoria
Cross continues to attract military historians, collectors and the general
public alike. Ever since its inception in 1856, there has been a mystique
that has surrounded this simple bronze cross that shows no sign of fading.
Indeed, the reverse is true.
As the years pass, so the list of
surviving recipients grows ever smaller. Fortunately, also diminishing are
the opportunities for fresh medals to be awarded. It is important to keep
alive the memory of this select band of exceptionally brave men, and it is
with this view in mind that we invite you to join our Society.
Tribe – The Golden Age of British War Reporters
By Brian Best
Crimean War to the beginning of the First World War there was a new
breed of men who followed armies on campaign in order to send
eye-witness reports of battles to their newspapers.
This book covers these Golden Years of British war reporting, when the
“Specials”, as the war correspondents were known, learned their trade
the hard way. Sent to wars with little or no support and armed with no
more than a bag of sovereigns, a notebook and a revolver, they had to
use their wits and determination to bring news of conflict from some
of the most inhospitable places in the world.
This book pays homage to these extraordinary pioneer reporters who
earned the title – “Special”.
This book is available @ £9.99 plus £2.00 postage and packing UK.
Airmail Postage Europe £4.00. Airmail Postage Rest of World £6.00
Payment to: “The Victoria Cross Society Ltd”
7, Oakham Road,
Rutland LE15 8AX
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