Stroud, 1st ed., 1997. Xxii + 258 pp., photo-ills. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Several relevant cuttings tipped-in. No other military decoration in the world has the prestige of the Victoria Cross and none is harder to win. This book examines each gallant deed that led to the award of a VC in the context of the Second World War and the land, sea or air campaign in which it was won. Was it harder to win a VC in a jungle campaign than in the desert? Why was the award for a submarine to aerial action so different from those earned on land or sea? These and many more questions are answered in this fully illustrated book that includes complete transcripts from the original citations which led to the award of the V.C. Several relevant newspaper cuttings have been tipped in, extra, to this copy.