Extraordinary true stories of daring and valour.
This book tells the stories of forty heroes, all awarded bravery medals for their conduct during Special Forces missions over the last 150 years.
Often covert hit-and-run operations involving very small numbers of highly skilled men, those who partake in these missions know that their goals involve a high level of risk. They are men who would die for their country, no questions asked. With many incredible stories, particularly from the Second World War, including the Cockleshell Heroes, and other conflicts from the twentieth century, such as the Iranian Embassy siege, this collection of real-life action adventure brings the bravery of Britain's heroes to life.
Every medal in Lord Ashcroft's extensive collection tells a story and these are some of the most thrilling.
'I have no doubt that Lord Ashcroft's book will set the pulse racing of all who read it. It certainly did mine.' - Daily Express
'A deeply-felt tribute' - Yorkshire Evening Post
'Compelling' - Good Book Guide
Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, is an international businessman, author and philanthropist.
He has a life-long interest in bravery and gallantry medals. His collection of Victoria Crosses - the largest in the world - and George Crosses can be seen in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery, alongside other similar decorations owned by, or in the care of, the Imperial War Museum in London. He is also a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum Foundation Ltd, Vice Patron of the Intelligence Corps Museum and a principal benefactor to the Bomber Command Memorial, donating 1 million to the cause.
The author's royalties from each of his books on gallantry have been donated to military charities.