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Let Me Tell You About Alex: Crazy Days and Nights on the Road with 'The Hurricane' (Paperback)

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By John Virgo, Jimmy White (Foreword by)
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For a nation with a long and proud military tradition, one token stands above all others as a mark of recognition for the ultimate acts of individual feats of arms: the Victoria Cross. Awarded for one reason alone—to mark extreme acts of great heroism by British and Commonwealth servicemen in the face of the enemy—it is unquestionably the hardest club in the world to gain entrance to. Its holders—ordinary soldiers, sailors and airmen—are linked by an uncommon bond of exceptional bravery, displayed often at great personal risk and against impossible odds. The VC has been awarded only thirteen times since the end of the Second World War in 1945. Three of these awards were made to recipients who had paid the ultimate sacrifice while demonstrating gallantry beyond the call of duty. Forged in battle, from the shell-scarred hills of Korea, to the windswept marshland of East Falkland and today's counter-insurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, each one of these VCs has a uniquely inspiring tale to tell. This is their incredible story.

About the Author


John Virgo is a former top snooker professional. In 1979 he reached the semi-finals of the Embassy World Snooker Championship and later that year became the UK champion. John was a well-respected board member of the World Snooker Association where he served for two years as chairman during the Alex Higgins years. John is a BBC snooker commentator and during the 1990s was the co-star of the BBC's Big Break.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781843589570
ISBN-10: 1843589575
Publisher: John Blake
Publication Date: June 2012
Pages: 240
Language: English