Heart of a Dragon - The VCs of Wales and the Welsh Regiments 1854-1902, by W. Alister Williams

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Heart of a Dragon - The VCs of Wales and the Welsh Regiments 1854-1902, by W. Alister Williams

Heart of a Dragon - The VCs of Wales and the Welsh Regiments 1854-1902, by W. Alister Williams

Book published by Bridge Books in 2006, 230 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket - c.22cm by 27.5cm (N5078P1)

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From the front inside fly leaf: Heart of a Dragon, the VCs of Wales and the Welsh Regiments is an in-depth examination of the details of a number of individual VC actions and other significant events in the lives of the men concerned. The thirty-nine men who appear in this volume (covering the period 1854–1902) are not all Welshmen, but they were either born in Wales, died in Wales, had Welsh parents or gained the Victoria Cross for an action whilst serving with a regiment that is today associated with Wales. Each entry contains full biographical details of the recipient and an analysis of his VC action. In addition, biographical details of a further nine men who have a more tenuous link with the principality are included in the appendices.

Amongst the men included here are the earliest award to a soldier (O’Connor), the first man to be decorated with the Victoria Cross (Raby), possibly the first man to be nominated twice for the award (Rowlands), the famed defenders of Rorke

This volume is illustrated with over 400 photographs, prints, drawings and documents, showing as many facets of each man’s life as possible. Many of these illustrations have never previously been published. Heart of a Dragon is possibly the most comprehensive study of a group of Victoria Cross recipients ever published.
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