1st ed., 1985. Xii + 257 pp., photo + other plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This book traces the history of the Victoria Cross from its inception to the present day, and tells the stories of some of the men (from all over the Commonwealth) who have won it from the Crimea to the Falklands. It also explores some of the reasons why they won it, why some men can overcome their fear when other men keep their heads down.