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By Robert Macklin

The Victoria pass is the top award for valor that may be received via an Australian; simply ninety six Australians were provided the VC in conflicts from the Boer battle to the Vietnam struggle. And basically 14 Australians were offered the George pass, the last word medal for heroism clear of lively strive against, considering that its inception in 1940. yet what's it that makes those extraordinary infantrymen threat every thing in security in their nation and their pals? famous biographer Robert Macklin tells the inspirational tale of 15 Australian recipients of the Victoria and George Crosses, from Neville Howse in South Africa in 1900 to the heroes of the nice warfare akin to Albert Jacka, "Diver" Derrick in global warfare II, and Keith Payne in Vietnam in 1969.

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