Clayton, Ann.


Rep., 1992. X + 261 pp., 32 photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Owner's note to f.f.e.p., o/w Nr.FINE. 2 photos & 2 cuttings tipped-in. Many heroes emerged during the First World War, but only one man was twice awarded the Victoria Cross during that conflict. This was Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps as Medical Officer to the 10th Battalion, the King's (Liverpool Regiment) ' the Liverpool Scottish. Together with that of his remarkable family, this account of the life of Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC and Bar, MC is one that has waited 75 years to be told. It is a deeply moving story about a modest but heroic young man seen against the background of his devoted family and the grim realities of the First World War including experiences of Ypres and Passchendaele.

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