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Warriors : British fighting heroes / Ross Kemp.

By: Kemp, Ross, 1964-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Century, 2010Description: viii, 328 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846057991 (hbk.); 184605799X (hbk.); 9781846058097 (pbk.).Subject(s): Soldiers -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography | Soldiers Great Britain History 20th century | Great Britain Armed Forces History 20th century | Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 355.0092241
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Includes bibliographical references and index. -The author's personal homage to some of the most remarkable men and women to have served in the British Armed Forces during the two World Wars. Many of them unsung or forgotten, each of the lives profiled is an extraordinary tale of courage, adventure and patriotic sacrifice.
Summary: The author's personal homage to some of the most remarkable men and women to have served in the British Armed Forces during the two World Wars. Many of them unsung or forgotten, each of the lives profiled is an extraordinary tale of courage, adventure and patriotic sacrifice.
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Warriors: British Fighting Heroes is Ross Kemp's personal homage to some of the most remarkable men and women to have served in the British Armed Forces during the two World Wars. Many of them unsung or forgotten, each of the lives profiled is an extraordinary tale of courage, adventure, and patriotic sacrifice. From Sgt Major Stan Hollis, D-Day's only VC winner, to Mary Seacole, a Jamaican-born nurse who set up her own field station to treat wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Vivid descriptions of their lion-hearted actions are woven into the wider story of their lives, providing a fascinating insight into a variety of military units, operations, and theaters of war. Embedded with British forces in Afghanistan for his award-winning television documentaries, Kemp has experienced the terror and exhilaration of life on the frontline for himself while witnessing the courage and leadership of today's servicemen first-hand. Kemp tells the breathtaking stories of commandos, medics, submariners, fighter pilots, infantrymen, bomber crewmen, sailors, and engineers in daring raids, stirring last stands, and acts of extreme valor far beyond the reach of ordinary men.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index. -The author's personal homage to some of the most remarkable men and women to have served in the British Armed Forces during the two World Wars. Many of them unsung or forgotten, each of the lives profiled is an extraordinary tale of courage, adventure and patriotic sacrifice.

The author's personal homage to some of the most remarkable men and women to have served in the British Armed Forces during the two World Wars. Many of them unsung or forgotten, each of the lives profiled is an extraordinary tale of courage, adventure and patriotic sacrifice.

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