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George Cross Bibliography

1Abbott, Peter & Tamplin, TD., John, British Gallantry Awards
1st Ed. Enfield, Guinness Superlatives Ltd, & B.A.Seaby 1971
2nd Ed. Nimrod Dix & Co. 1981 (Revised and Expanded), ISBN 0 90263 374 0
Contains chapters on the George Cross, Albert Medal, Edward Medal and Empire Gallantry Medal. The author of the illustrative awards for the GC is Herbert Reed and the EGM is William Hand.
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2Bancroft, James, Local Heroes, James W Bancroft, 1992, ISBN 1 87261 903 7
A tribute to the GCs of North West England. Recipients featured: John Axon, Eric Watt-Bonar, John Burke, Richard Bywater, Thomas Hulme, Thomas Jameson, Robert Little, Harold Newgass, Wallace Oakes, Robert Pearson, Gerald Richardson, Carl Schofield, James Scully, Francis Brooke-Smith, Norman Tunna, Geoffrey Turner, Carl Walker, and Robert Wild
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3Binney, Marcus, The Women who lived for Danger, The Women Agents of SOE in the Second World War, Hodder & Stoughton, 2002, ISBN 0 34081 839 5.
Contains chapters on Noor Inayat Khan and Violette Szabo
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4Bisset, Ian, The George Cross, MacGibbon & Kee, 1961.
Published to coincide with the 21st Anniversary of the institution of the George Cross. The book covers the 133 direct GC awards from 1940 to 1958 and the 22 awards of the EGM made since the outbreak of WW2, excluding Pir Khan and John Farr. It includes a chapter on the Island of Malta.
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5Bradford, Sarah, George VI, George Weidenfield & Nicolson Ltd, 1989. (1991 Ed. published by Fontana, ISBN 0 00637 648 7)
Biography
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6Brome, Vincent, The Way Back, The Story of Lieut. Commander Pat O`Leary GC, DSO, RN, Cassell & Co. Ltd. 1957
Republished in paperback as The Spy, Pyramid, 1959
O'Leary's wartime experiences and an epilogue on the Korean War
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7The Register of the George Cross, This England, 1st Ed. 1985, ISBN 0 906324 06 8; 2nd Ed. 1990, ISBN 0 906324 17 3. Editors, Frederick Carroll, Rose Coombs MBE and Nora Buzzell.
Brief information on every GC ever awarded. A summary of the deed is provided along with a photograph of the awardee and the following details where applicable; rank, unit, other decorations, date of gazette, place/date of birth, place/date of death, memorials, town/county connections, and any remarks. Barry Johnson, Stewart Guthrie, Ernest Wooding and the RUC are covered in an Addendum. Chris Finney is not included.
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8Chapman MBE, Roger, Beyond Their Duty, Green Howards Museum, 2001, ISBN 0 95401 410 3.
The VCs & GCs of the Green Howards. The GCs recipients featured: Thomas Alder, Thomas Atkinson and Thomas McAvoy.
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9Cockroft, Barry, Fatal Call of the Running Tide. Lifeboat Rescues and Sea Dramas, Hodder & Stoughton, 1995, ISBN 0 34063 524 X.
Contains a chapter entitled ''The Greatest Lifeboatman Of Them All" devoted to Henry Blogg and the Cromer Lifeboat.
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10Crump, Norman, By Rail to Victory. The Story of the LNER in Wartime, The London and Northern Eastern Railway 1947
Contains a chapter on Benjamin Gimbert and James Nightall
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11Durrani GC, Mahmood Khan, The Sixth Column, Cassell and Company, 1955
Wartime experiences including his time as a Japanese Prisoner of War for which he was awarded the GC.
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12Escott, Beryl, Twentieth Century Women of Courage, Sutton Publishing, 1999, ISBN 0 75091 892 6.
Featuring female recipients of the GC:. Florence Allen, Doreen Ashburnham-Ruffner, Ashraf-un-Nisa (The Begum of Hydrabad), Harriet Barry (nee Fraser), Odette Hallowes (formerly Sansom), Barbara Harrison, Noor Inayat-Khan, Daphne Pearson, Margaret Purves (nee Vaughan), Violette Szabo, Dorothy Thomas, Emma Townsend and Hilda Wolsey.
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13Cox, Barry (Ed), Lifeboat Gallantry. RNLI Medals and how they were won, Spink & Son Ltd, 1998, ISBN 0 90760 589 3.
Details every RNLI award since 1824 including those to Henry Blogg, Herbert Burton, William Fleming and Rev. John O’Shea.
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14Bradley, Anthony, Requiem for a Spy: The Killing of Robert Nairac, Mercer Press, 1993, ISBN 1 85635 020 7
The story of Robert Nairac’s assassination
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15Hare-Scott, Kenneth, For Gallantry: the George Cross, Peter Garnett, 1951
The first book published exclusively on the GC. Recipients featured: Thomas Alderson, Ashraf-un-Nisa, Henry Blogg, Odette Churchill (formerly Sansom), Frederick Davies, William Fleming, John Fraser, Albert Heming, Noor Inayat-Khan, William Mosedale, Brandon Moss, Daphne Pearson, Anthony Smith, Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire, Violette Szabo, Robert Taylor, Dorothy Thomas, Emma Townsend, Norman Tunna and the Island of Malta.
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16Bentley, Iris with Dening, Penelope, Let Him Have Justice, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1995, ISBN 0 28306 228 2
An account of the action in which Frederick Fairfax was awarded the GC.
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17Henderson, GM, Donald, Heroic Endeavour, A complete Register of the Albert, Edward and Empire Gallantry Medals and how they were won, J.B. Hayward & Son, 1988, ISBN 0 90375 439 8
Contains resumes of all AM, EM and EGM citations.
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18Imperial War Museum, Handbook of the Victoria Cross & George Cross, 1970
Produced to commemorate the opening of an exhibition containing photographs and statistics.
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19Buckmaster, Maurice, Specially Employed, The Story of British Aid to French Patriots of the Resistance, Batchworth Press, 1952.
Contains a chapter on Violette Szabo.
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20Kinne GC, Derek, The Wooden Boxes, Frederick Muller, 1955
Author’s account of his time as a Prisoner of War.
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21Lethbridge, John, Birmingham Heroes, Newgate Press, 1993, ISBN 0 95122 274 0
Featuring the following GC recipients: Reginald Graveley, George Inwood, Thomas Miller, William Mosedale, Eric Moxey, Edward Reynolds, William Waterson and Charles Wilcox.
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22May GC, Philip, (ed. Cowley, Richard), Beyond the Five Points: Masonic Winners of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross, Twin Pillars Books, 2001.

Features GC recipients: Stuart Archer, Harry Errington, Frederick Fairfax, Anthony Gledhill, Leonard Harrison, Harrie Harwood, Phillip May, William McAloney, John Duppa-Miller, James Reeves, John Rowlands, George Styles and Sidney Williams.

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23Marshall, Bruce, The White Rabbit: The Story of Wing Commander FFE Yeo-Thomas GC MC, Evans Brothers, 1954 reprint.
Wartime Experiences
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24Miller GC, John, Saints and Parachutes, Two Aspects of an Adventure, Constable, 1951
Part-Autobiography and part wartime experiences. Author’s GC action alongside Stephen Tuckwell is covered with a chapter.
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25Minney, Rubeigh, Carve her name with pride, George Newnes Ltd, 1956; Fontana 1972.
A biography of Violette Szabo.
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26Morrison, Ian, Grandfather Longlegs, The Life and Gallant Death of Major H. P. Seagrim GC DSO MBE, Faber, 1947
This book covers his early years in brief and mainly his time in Burma leading up to his death.
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27National Army Museum, The Victoria Crosses & George Crosses of the Honourable East India Company and Indian Army 1856–1945, NAM Publication, 1962
Lists all direct awards of the George Cross in WW2 and the EGM exchanges.
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28O'Brien, Bill, Aramoana: Twenty-two Hours of Terror, Penguin Books, 1991. ISBN 0 14016 819 2
An account of the events of 13 November 1990 in Aramoana, New Zealand. Sergeant Stewart Guthrie was posthumously awarded the GC for his actions that day.
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29O'Shea, Phillip, An Unknown Few: The story of those holders of the George Cross, the Empire Gallantry Medal, and the Albert Medals associated with New Zealand, P D Hasselberg, 1981, ISBN 0 47701 100 4
Features GC recipients: John Gregson, Murray Hudson, Michael Keogh, Alfred Lowe, Richard Richards, Randolph Ridling, Paul Robertson, David Russell and Sidney Wiltshire.
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30Lucas, W, Eagle Fleet - The Story of a Tanker Fleet in Peace and War, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1955.
Contains photographs of Donald Clarke and Dudley Mason and accounts of their actions.
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31Ottaway, Susan, Violette Szabo: The Life That I Have, Pen & Sword Press, 2002, ISBN 0 85052 976 X.
Biography
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32Parker, John, Death of a Hero: Captain Robert Nairac GC and the Undercover War in Northern Ireland, Metro Books, 1999, ISBN 1 90051 275 0, Republished in paperback with additional information.
Partly biographical, but mainly the story of British Army intelligence forces in the 1970s.
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33Shankland, Peter and Hunter, Anthony, Malta Convoy, Collins, 1961
The story of Operation Pedestal in 1942, a desperate attempt to get food and fuel to Malta. Centrepiece of the convoy was the American tanker SS Ohio commanded by Dudley Mason who was awarded the GC.
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34Richards GC, Richard, The Ross Sea Shore Party, The Scott Polar Research Institute Special Publication Number 2, 1st Ed. 1962,
2nd Ed. Bluntisham Books, The Erskine Press, 2003, ISBN 1 85297 077 4
The author’s personal account, as a member of the Ross Sea Shore party, of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17.
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35Rogers, Stanley, Gallant Deeds of the War, Blackie & Son Ltd, 1941
A 'Boys' Own' account of wartime acts of heroism including that of Robert Davies' and George Wylie's GC action at St. Paul’s Cathedral in September 1940.
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36Ryder, Chris, The RUC 1922–2000: A Force Under Fire, Arrow, 2000, ISBN 0 09941 099 0 Revised edition.
A history of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, published just prior to the award of the GC.
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37Sainsbury TD, John, Hazardous Work. An account of the decorations and commendations awarded to members of the Home Guard in recognition of acts of gallantry on duty 1940–44, Hart Books, 1985, ISBN 0 94852 700 5
Includes citations and photographs of George Inwood and William Foster.
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38Sekuless, Peter, Fred: An Australian Hero, University of Queensland Press, 1981, ISBN 0 70221 646 1.
A biography of the life and deeds of Frederick March.
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39Sinclair GC KCB CBE DSO & Bar, Sir Laurence, Strike to Defend, 1992
Memoirs of his RAF service.
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40Smyth Bt VC MC, The Rt. Hon. Sir John, The Story of the George Cross, Arthur Barker, 1968, SBN 2 13763 079
An account of the 139 direct awards of the George Cross from 1940-1967, plus a chapter on the 112 Empire Gallantry Medallists who were eligible to receive the GC. Contains the 1941 and 1942 Royal Warrants. Foreword by Sir Laurence Sinclair.
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41Spooner DSO DFC, Tony, Faith Hope and Malta GC. Ground and Air Heroes of the George Cross Island, Newton Publishing, ISBN 1 87230 850 3, 1992

Featuring GC recipients: Raymond Lewin, Dudley Mason and Albert Osborne

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42Stanistreet, Allan, 'Gainst All Disaster: Gallant Deeds above & beyond the call of duty, Picton Publishing, 1986, ISBN 0 94825 116 6
A biographical account of all the recipients of the VC between 1963–1982, the GC 1968–1979 and those recipients of the EM and AM alive at the time of exchange in 1971, except Ernest Wooding.
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43Stanistreet, Allan, Brave Railwaymen, Token, 1989, ISBN 1 87019 203 6
GC Recipients featured: John Axon, Benjamin Gimbert, Harrie Harwood, James Kennedy, James Nightall, Wallace Oakes, Arthur Thomas and Norman Tunna.
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44Tomlinson, Steve, Violette Szabo, George Cross and Croix de Guerre, 2001.

Biographical booklet produced to commemorate the opening of the Violette Szabo Museum. Introduction by Rosemary Rigby, Founder of the museum

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45Kempton, Chris, The Victoria Crosses and George Crosses of the Honourable East India Company and Indian Army, Military Press, 2001, ISBN 0 85420 309 5
Contains citations and Army list extracts on the following recipients: Matreen Ansari, Stewart Bain-Smith, Barkat Singh, Arnold Barraclough, Anthony Bayley, Douglas Brett, John Cowley, Ditto Ram, Mahmood Durrani, Islam-ud-Din, Kirpa Ram, Mata Din, Nandlal Thapa, Pir Khan, Abdul Rahman, George Rodriques, Hugh Seagrim, Subramanian, Ahmed Yar, St. John Graham Young.
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46Styles GC, George, Bombs have no pity; My war against terrorism, William Luscombe Publisher Ltd, 1975, ISBN 0 86002 133 5
Autobiography which also covers the early years of the Northern Ireland conflict.
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47Swettenham, John, Valiant Men, Canada's Victoria Cross and George Cross Winners, Hakkert, 1973, ISBN 0 88866 525 3
Contains brief biographical detail and accounts of GC actions. Recipients featured: Gordon Bastian, Dick Butson, Robert Davies, Ernest Frost, Karl Gravell, Roderick Gray, James Hendry, John Patton, John Rennie, Arthur Ross and Kenneth Spooner.
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48Taylor GC OBE MC, Sir Patrick, Pacific Flight — The Story of the Lady Southern Cross, Angus & Robertson, 1935.
This book tells the story of the flight of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Patrick Taylor in a Lockheed Altair, a single engine monoplane named The Lady Southern Cross, across the Pacific from Australia to the USA.
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49Taylor GC OBE MC, Sir Patrick, VH-UXX: The Story of an Aeroplane, Angus and Robertson, 1937.
The author's account of his flights with Charles Ulm from Australia to England and back in 1933.
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50Taylor GC OBE MC, Sir Patrick, Call to the Winds, Angus and Robertson, 1944.
An account of the nearly disastrous flight undertaken by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Patrick Taylor and Mr Stannage with the object of inaugurating a regular air-mail service between Australia and New Zealand, as well as a series of flights for the Sydney Morning Herald.
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51Taylor GC OBE MC, Sir Patrick, Forgotten Island, Shakespeare Head, 1948.
The author's account of his crossing of the Pacific between Australia and America in a flying boat, during the Second World War.
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52Taylor GC OBE MC, Sir Patrick, Frigate Bird, Angus & Robertson, 1953.
The story of the flight of the flying boat Frigate Bird II which made the first ever air crossing of the South Pacific Ocean from Sydney to Valparaiso, Chile.
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53Taylor GC OBE MC, Sir Patrick, The Sky Beyond, Cassell, 1963.
Autobiography.
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54Taylor GC OBE MC, Sir Patrick, Bird of the Islands. The story of a flying boat in the South Seas, Cassell, 1964
Patrick Taylor's story about the development of a tourist route using 'flying boats' in the early 1950s.
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55Tickell, Jerrard, Odette, The Story of a British Agent, Chapman & Hall, 1949.
The wartime experiences of Odette Churchill (formerly Sansom, later Hallowes)
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56Walton GC DSC, Kevin, Two Years in the Antarctic, Kevin Panther, 1957.
A personal account of two years spent in British Antarctica, including an extensive survey of the East Coast of the Graham Land peninsula. Includes detail of how the expedition actually lived in Antarctica, organised their base and carried out their work.
Books by the same author:
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56aA Portrait of Antarctica, George Philip, 1983, ISBN 0 54001 075 8
Pictorial history, spanning fifty years of exploration and research in the Antarctic, Eric Walton is a contributor.
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56bWalton GC DSC Kevin; Low, Michael & McKim, Frank. Great Achievements in Engineering Making Things Work, Peter Lowe, 1977, ISBN 0 85654 020 X
Children’s book
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57Ward, G. Kingley & Gibson, MBE, Edwin. Courage Remembered, HMSO, 1995, ISBN 0 11772 684 2.
Contains a listing of every VC/GC/AM grave and memorial in the care of the CWGC.
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58Wheeler Bennett, Sir John, King George VI: His Life and Reign, Macmillan, 1958, ISBN B32 34 32 7
Official biography.
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59Wigmore, Lionel and Harding, Bruce, They Dared Mightily, Australian War Memorial, 1963
2nd Edition, revised and condensed by Williams, Jeff and Staunton, Anthony, 1986. ISBN 0 64299 471 4
Contains an Appendix listing Australian GC recipients with detail of rank, unit, London Gazette date, dates of birth and death.
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60Wilson MP, Sir Arnold and McEwen, MP, Captain J.H.F, Gallantry, Its Public recognition and reward in peace and in war, at home and abroad, Oxford University Press, 1939, ISBN 1 84342 060 0.
Includes six chapters detailing full citations of Albert Medal and Edward Medal, with two further chapters on the Empire Gallantry Medal as well as other Military and Civilian Gallantry awards.
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61Long, Helen, Safe Houses are Dangerous, Abson Books, 1985, ISBN 0 90292 072 3.
The story of the safe house system in wartime France including the O’Leary Line. Foreword by Albert-Marie Guerisse alias Pat O’Leary.
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62The Ballad of John Axon, LP record Argo RG 474. The LP was later released as a CD by Topic Records Ltd, 1999, TSCD 801. BBC Radio Ballad about the train collision at Chapel-en-le-Frith on 9 February 1957 on the Buxton to Manchester line. Description of this terrible crash and the heroic efforts of John Axon for which he was awarded a posthumous George Cross. Originally broadcast on the 2nd July 1958, the CD comes with an accompanying booklet.
The story of John Axon told by his widow and his workmates. Set to song by Ewan MacColl.
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63Abela MBE, Albert, Malta’s George Cross and War Gallantry Awards, Progress Press Company Ltd, 1989, ISBN 0 90793 043 3
Comprehensive survey of all of Malta's decorated soldiers and civilians in both world wars. Contains a chapter on the award of the GC to Malta and the presentation ceremony.
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64Biggs, Maurice, The Story of Gurkha VCs, Gurkha Museum, 1993, ISBN 0 95214 870 6.
Contains a chapter on Nandlal Thapa.
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65Day, Anthony, But for Such Men as These, The Heroes of the Railway Incident at Soham, Cambridgeshire in June 1944, S B Publications, 1994, ISBN 1 85770 060 0.
Contains chapters on Benjamin Gimbert and James Nightall.
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66Jackson, Robert, Thirty Seconds at Quetta, The Story of an Earthquake, Evans Brothers Ltd, 1960.
An account of the earthquake and the relief work that resulted in the award of three Albert Medals and seven Empire Gallantry Medals, later exchanged for the George Cross by the following recipients: Florence Allen, Arthur Brooks, John Cowley, Mata Din, Ernest Elston, George Henshaw, Alfred Lungley, Robert Spoors, Nandlal Thapha and Ahmed Yar.
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67Jolly, Cyril, Henry Blogg of Cromer, The Greatest of the Lifeboat-men, George Harrup & Co. Ltd, 1958, ISBN 0 24551 897 5
Biography
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68Maitland, Colin (Ed), Memoirs of Lieutenant General Sir John Cowley GC, KBE, CB, 1905-1993, Deltastet, 1998
Autobiography
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69Margry, Karel, (Ed), The Odette Story, Battle of Britain International Ltd, 2003.
Issue No 121 of 'After the Battle' featured details of the film 'Odette' and the Savernake Explosion in 1946 where GCs were awarded to Kenneth Biggs and Sidney Rogerson.
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70Pearce, Lewis, A History of the Coldstream Guards Victoria & George Cross Holders, RHQ Coldstream Guards, 1995.
Contains a section on Arthur Nicholls including portrait picture and medal group.
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71Popple, Trevor, Carve Her Name with Pride, Battle of Britain International Ltd, 1994.
Issue No 86 of 'After the Battle' featured details on the making of the film of the same name.
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72Ramsey, Winston, (Ed), Malta GC, Battle of Britain International Ltd, 1975.
Issue No 10 of 'After the Battle' featured details on the Island of Malta
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73RUC - Presentation of the George Cross to the Royal Ulster Constabulary, 12th April 2000.
Commemorative booklet with transcripts of the speeches made at the presentation by the Queen and Sir Ronnie Flanagan.
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74Sanders, Catharine, Odette Churchill, Hamish Hamilton, 1989, ISBN 0 24112 575 8
Biography specially written for children
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75Seaman, Mark, Bravest of the Brave. The true story of Wing Commander "Tommy" Yeo-Thomas - SOE Secret Agent - codename "The White Rabbit", Michael O'Mara Books Ltd, 1997, ISBN 1 85479 650 X
Biography
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76Smith, Sydney, Wings Day - the man who led the RAF's epic battle in German captivity, Collins, 1968.
An account of Harry Day's activities whilst a German Prisoner of War during WW2.
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77Stanistreet, Allan, Heroes of the Albert Medal: Service Recipients who did not receive the George Cross, Token, 2002, ISBN 1 87019 253 2
Contains many citations of GC exchange recipients, featuring Ernest Wooding with a foreword by Margaret Purves
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78Southall, Ivan, Softly Tread the Brave, Angus and Robertson, 1961
Wartime experiences of John Mould and Hugh Syme.
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79Taylor GC, George, The 1951 Eruption of Mount Lamington, Papua, Dept. of National Development, 1958
Account of the volcanic eruption of Mt. Lamington, Papua, which left 3,000 dead and many thousands more injured.
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80Wills, John, To Guard my People: honours and awards to the police in New Zealand, 1861-1995, New Zealand Police, 1995, ISBN 0 47702 910 8
An invaluable and authoritative record of police who have been singled out for honours. Features Stewart Guthrie.

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81Whitman, J.E.A., Gallant Deeds of the War, Oxford University Press, 1941
Stories of the B.E.F. on the Western Front and of the R.A.F. in the Battles of France and Britain. Includes EGM awards to Wallace Andrews, William Button, Michael Campion, Ernest Frost, Edward Reynolds and Ellis Talbot
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82Anand, Vidya, Indian Heroes and Heroines of World War Two, A Brief History, Institute for Media Communication, 1995.
Contains a chapter on Noor Inayat-Khan.
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83Overton-Fuller, Jean, Madeleine: The Story of Noor Inayat Khan, Victor Gallancz, 1952.
Republished edition with additions, Born for Sacrifice: The Story of Noor Inayat Khan, Pan Books, 1957, Republished as, Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan (Madeleine), George Cross, M.B.E., Croix de Guerre with Gold Star, East-West Publications, 1971. 2nd Edition, 1988, ISBN 0 85692 067 3
Biography
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84This England Magazine, 1968 -
The magazine has published many profiles of recipients, all of which were used in the inaugural edition of the Register of the GC published in 1985 and in the second edition in 1990.
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85Victoria Cross & George Cross Memorial Guidebook, VC & GC Association, 2003
Produced to commemorate the unveiling and dedication of the VC & GC Memorial in Westminster Abbey, 13th May 2003. It contains an outline of both decorations and lists of recipients, except Christopher Finney.
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86Jolly, Cyril, The Loss of the English Trader. RNLI Coxswain Henry Blogg's toughest mission, Acorn Editions, 1981 ISBN 0 90655 406 3.
An account of the rescue of crew from the Merchant Navy vessel The English Trader at sea in 1941.
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87Rhodes James, Sir Robert, A Spirit Undaunted. The Political Reign of George VI, Little, Brown & Company, 1998, ISBN 0 31664 765 9.
Biography
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88Churchill DSO, Peter, The Spirit in the Cage, Hodder and Stoughton, 1954
The concluding part of Peter Churchill’s memoirs covering his captivity with Odette Sansom.
By the same author: Of Their Own Choice and Duel of Wits.
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89Smyth, Bt VC MC, The Rt Hon Sir John, The Valiant, Alden & Mowbray Ltd, 1970. SBN 2 64645 103
Contains a chapter on Malta and the SS Ohio commanded by Dudley Mason who was awarded the GC.
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90Bensemann, Paul, Tragedy at Aramoana, Cape Catley, 1991 ISBN 0 90856 16.
Contains information on Stewart Guthrie
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91Danckwerts GC MBE, Peter, Gas-Liquid Reactions, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1970.
Academic text book by a world authority on the subject
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92Escott, Beryl, Mission Improbable: A Salute to the RAF Women of SOE in Wartime France, Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1991, ISBN 1 85260 289 9.
Contains a chapter on Noor Inayat-Khan
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93Malloch, Russell (Ed), Hamilton’s Coin and Medal Despatch, 1980, Vol. 3, No. 1 ISSN 0 141 4798.
Contains an overview of the George Cross and the George Medal from inception to 1977, lists of recipients, the Royal Warrants and summary tables.
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94Butson GC OMM CD, Arthur, (Dick) A History of the Military Medical Units of Hamilton, Ontario in Peace and War 1900-1990, ISBN 0 96950 070 X
Privately published by the author.
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95Taylor GC, George, in conjunction with Mr FA "Long Un" Smith, Sopwith Scout 7309, Cassell & Company Ltd, 1968
Details his first flying experiences in the UK, including WW1. From a pilot's perspective it is a fascinating account and a rare insight.
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96McDougal, Ian "Oh, ye had tae be careful", ISBN 186 232 1264 Tuckwell Press in assoc with the European Ethnological Research Center and the Scottish Working People's Trust (2000)
Personal Recollections by Roslin Gunpowder Mill and Bomb Factory Workers. Although Archibald Young is not mentioned in this book it gives a good first-hand accounts of conditions and life at the factory.
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97Blatherwick CStJ CD, Francis 1000 Brave Canadians. The Canadian Gallantry Awards 1854-1989, Unitrade Press, 1991, ISBN 0 91980 158 7
Contains brief detail and accounts of VC, GC, AM & EM actions plus other Canadian gallantry awards. Recipients featured: Doreen Ashburnham-Ruffner, Gordon Bastian, Dick Butson, Robert Davies, Neil Davis, Ernest Frost, Karl Gravell, Roderick Gray, James Hendry, John McClymont, John Patton, John Rennie, Arthur Ross, Kenneth Spooner and Ernest Wooding.
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98ERA Rob Roy McCurrach Beneath the Waves Evans 1986, p. 220
Account of Low and Miller's awards.
99Editors: James Mackay, John W. Mussell, Medal News Medal Yearbook 2005 Token Publishing Ltd. 2004
The invaluable reference book for collectors and everyone interested in the current prices of medals.
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100Lavery, Brian Hostilities Only National Maritime Museum ISBN 0 948065 48 6
Documents the training undergone by recruits to the Royal Navy during 2nd World War. For anyone wanting more information on the ships mentioned on this site there are many references here. The book includes much previously unpublished research and is beautifully produced.
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101Lloyd, Roger The fascination of railways London, Allen & Unwin, 1951. 160 p. + col. front. + 16 plates. 21 illus.
Contains a moving account of Nightall and Gimbert's actions leading to their GC award.
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102 Surgeon Commander FJ Blatherwick CD MD. Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals 5th Edtion 2002, The Unitrade Press of Toronto, Canada 1981
Reference Book for all the above listing all GC recipients.
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103 Surgeon Commander FJ Blatherwick CD MD. and Hugh Halliday Courage and Service Service Publications, Ottawa , Canada. Nov 2003.
"An incredible compilation of British and Canadian awards to Canadians, concentrating on the Second World War but with bonus databases which cover other important periods of the 20th century. Entries include the name, rank, service number as applicable, award, date of Gazetting and, in many cases, the list of approving authorities. Entries also include the entire text of any citation. Many foreign decorations to Canadians are also included.
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104 Besly, Edward, For Those in Peril: Civil decorations and lifesaving awards at the National Museums & Galleries of Wales NMGW, 2004. ISBN 0 72000 546 9
Recipients featured: Gordon Bastian, Walter Cleall, Bert Craig, Kenneth Farrow, Eynon Hawkins, Thomas Thomas and Margaret Vaughan (later Purves)
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105 Pearson, Michael, The Ohio and Malta, The legendary Tanker that refused to die, Leo Cooper, 2004, ISBN 1 84415 031 3
The story of the SS Ohio and Captain Dudley Mason.
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106 Frame, Tom, Where Fate Calls, The HMAS Voyager Tragedy, Hodder & Stoughton, 1992 ISBN 0 34054 968 8
An account of the collision between HMAS Voyager and HMAS Melbourne and the subseqent enquiry. Covers the GC award to Jonathan Rogers
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107 Joyce AM, Ernest, The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Duckworth, 1929.
Author's account of Shackleton's Ross Sea depot-laying journey of 1914-17 which resulted in the award of the GC to Richard Richards.
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108W.H. Fevyer, J.W. Wilson & J.E. Cribb The Order of Industrial Heroism The Orders and Medals Research Society, 2000. ISBN 0-9539207-0-4.
A full description of The Order of Industrial Heroism: (Eric Gill's medal for the Daily Herald Order) contains listing of all recipients with citations and black & white illustrations of the medals and many recipients.
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109 Stockbury History Group Stockbury, A Stroll through the Past
The history of a Kentish village with a section on Daphne Pearson GC.
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110 Richard McElrea & David Harrowfield Polar Castaways - The Ross Sea Party (1914-1917)McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-77352825-3
The Story of the Aurora and the Shackleton's support party with an introduction by Richard Richards GC.
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111 Stephen Cameron Death in the North Channel - The Loss of the Princess Victoria, January 1953Colourpoint Books. 2002 ISBN 1 904242 01 4
Three survivors tell their story in what is now the definitive account of Britains worst ferry disaster.
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112 Tania Szabo Young Brave and Beautiful - The missions of Special Operations Executive Agent Lieutenant Violette Szabo, George Cross, Croix de Guerre avec Etoile de BronzeThe brave story of Violette Szabo GC.Click to view a larger picture.