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Heroes, Rogues & Vagabonds: Irish Vcs in the Crimean War (Warfare in the Victorian Age)

Heroes, Rogues & Vagabonds: Irish Vcs in the Crimean War (Warfare in the Victorian Age)
Autor: David Truesdale, John Young
Data publikacji: 2017-07
ISBN: 9781911512202
Wydawca: HELION & COMPANY
Język: angielski
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 140
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Opis produktu:

Those men awarded the Victoria Cross during the Crimean War served in the artillery, infantry, cavalry and Royal Navy. Not only was the first ever VC recipient an Irishman, so was the first soldier to be so awarded, as was, in many cases the first in many infantry regiments. An Irish VC winner can be found in all major engagements, including the Charge of the Light Brigade and when it came to tossing a live shell out of a trench, the Irish almost made it an Olympic sport.

 

About the Author

David Truesdale has been a soldier, milkman and civil servant, thankfully retiring in 1998, to change what was a hobby into a full time writing career. Since then he has written for film and television and produced two battlefield guides on behalf of the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, The First Eagle: The 87th Foot at the Battle of Barrosa and Regulars By God!: The 89th Foot at the Battle of Lundy s Lane. He is the author of Brotherhood of the Cauldron: Irishmen in the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem; Angels and Heroes: The story of a machine-gunner with the Royal Irish Fusiliers August 1914 to April 1915 [with Amanda Moreno] and Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross [with Richard Doherty]. With David R Orr, he has written The Rifles Are There; the 1st and 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles in the Second World War and A New Battlefield; The Royal Ulster Rifles in Korea. For Dutch publisher Robert Sigmond, he has assisted Peter Gijbels with Leading The Way To Arnhem; an Illustrated History of the 21st Independent Parachute Company and Gerrit Pijpers with Arnhem Their Final Battle; the 11th Parachute Battalion 1943-1944. With Bob Gerritsen and Martijn Cornelissen, he has written Arnhem Bridge: Target Mike One, An Illustrated History of the 1s Airlanding Light Regiment RA 1942-1945, North Africa Italy-Arnhem Norway. In May 2016, with John Young, he produced Victoria s Harvest; the Irish soldier in the Zulu War of 1879: With Allan Smith, Theirs Is The Glory Revisited, both published by Helion. His utterly final book on Operation Market Garden, Steel Wall At Arnhem; the history of 4 Parachute Brigade will be published by Helion in September 2016. In July 2016, David, in co-operation with David R Orr, produce, after six years of research, Ulster Will Fight, a two volume history of the Ulster Home Rule crisis and the36th [Ulster] Division, again published by Helion. For relaxation David paints in water colour and acrylic, following the Kelly school of innovation, photographs wildlife, listens to good music, pushes model soldiers around a table top, drinks red wine and finds that Tommaso Aldinoni [1671-1750] and his Oboe Concerto in D Minor, Op9, no2, has been an inspiration during difficult times and dark days.

John Young was born in London in 1956. He has Irish roots on both the maternal and paternal sides of his family. He was educated in Blackheath and North-West London. John is the author of a number of works on the Zulu War, including Victoria s Harvest: The Irish Soldier in the Zulu War of 1879, co-authored with David Truesdale, published by Helion in 2016. He is married with two adult sons.



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