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Insane Bravery The Men Who Were Awarded the Victoria Cross Twice

Insane Bravery The Men Who Were Awarded the Victoria Cross Twice


Hugo Throssell was awarded a VC for his actions at Gallipoli. AWM

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Ben Roberts-Smith, Victoria Cross recipient. PICTURE : RAY STRANGE.

John Bernard Croak was a soldier in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WWI and posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for his bravery during the ...

Paratrooper Joshua Leakey REUTERS. Joshua Leakey was awarded the Victoria Cross ...

Opinion A hundred in a million: our obsession with the Victoria Cross

Double VC winners

Insane Bravery: The Men Who Were Awarded the Victoria Cross Twice

A head and shoulders portrait of a moustachioed man in military uniform. He is wearing

Ben Roberts-Smith GETTY. Ben Roberts-Smith was awarded the Victoria Cross ...

A highly visible commemoration. The VC is ...

Albert Jacka

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Herman James Good VC. (Historic Collection/Alamy)


John 'Jack' Travers Cornwell VC


Mark Donaldson VC

The poet Siegfried Sassoon is best remembered among his fellow soldiers in World War I as “Mad Jack” for his sheer bravery in combat and acts of courage in ...

Mark Donaldson VC

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The Australian War Memorial has adopted VC recipient Ben Roberts-Smith as its 'mascot'. AAP/Alan Porritt

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Victoria Cross recipients at a ceremony

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Jean Brillant. (Historic Collection/Alamy)

The mystery of why some men rush toward machine guns, instead of away. And the story of one young soldier who survived to have an ordinary life.

Decorated: Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, 31, of the 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles

William Hackett, of the Royal Engineers, was on a five-man tunnelling mission near Givenchy in June 1916, when a mine exploded.

Kerry Stokes with Captain Alfred Shout's Gallipoli Victoria Cross and Military Cross which he donated to

Rifleman Lachhiman Gurung was awarded a Victoria Cross for his outstanding bravery. It was not

Bill Speakman and his mother, wearing glasses, outside Buckingham Palace after he received the

Mark Donaldson VC

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William Dunstan.

Freddie Maurice Felix West VC. Freddie Maurice Felix West

Corporal Willie Apiata VC. Formidable kiwi. Real hero. Only living New Zealander VC holder. For heroism in Afghanistan.

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Proud: Queen Elizabeth presents the 31-year-old Gurkha with his medal at

Lachhiman Gurung

Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Albert Jacka VC MC and Bar, 14th Battalion

Siegfried Sassoon painted by Glyn Warren Philpot, 1917

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In the 1960's a series of recruitment posters were created for the US Navy. Above is one depicting the Pease story. Internet reference materials tell us ...

Ben Roberts Smith

Proud: Ben Roberts-Smith became only the fourth man to be awarded the VC

William Leefe Robinson VC. William Leefe Robinson


Mark Donaldson VC

This portrait captures Currie's calm, abiding demeanour. Asked his response to being awarded the

British bombardment of the fortress Bomarsund during the Crimean war

The Gurkhas leave no man behind. When a squad of troops was ambushed out in the open in Afghanistan in 2008, one soldier, Yubraj Rai, was hit and fatally ...

In the hundred years since the Victoria Cross was created for valour and extreme courage beyond that normally expected of the British soldier in face of the ...

Major-General Tony Deane-Drummond

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Couple: Matt Croucher, who was presented with the George Cross for his bravery in

Ben Roberts-Smith placing a wreath in front of Tomb of the Unknowns.

SAS Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith VC, MG, with the Australian Special Operations Task Group. PICTURE: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

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Albert Ball with his family

Hiroo Onoda, the man who refused to surrender, even though the war had been

Lord Ashcroft tells the stories of 50 military heroes who were awarded the Victoria Cross, the ultimate decoration in Britain and the Commonwealth for ...

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The Queen presents Lance Corporal Croucher with the George Cross in Buckingham Palace

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Some of the British men who commanded the Gurkhas showed tremendous bravery as well. In 1943, Colonel Peter Jones led a battalion of Gurkhas against the ...

In Afghanistan in 2010, Acting Sergeant Dipprasad Pun single-handedly fought off 30 Taliban soldiers. As Pun was keeping guard on the roof of a checkpoint, ...

P/O Gould and fellow crewman Lieutenant Peter S.W. Roberts received the VC for their action during a circumstance that – while not necessarily involving ...

A bronze plaque fixed to the base of the statue quotes part of the citation for

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (1886-1967) poet and novelist, with his collar badges

Ben Roberts-Smith as a child.

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A medal of courage for bomb dog Theo: Posthumous award for heroic animal who died hours after his master

These men were part of Churchill's secret army, althoguh they look quite mild and happy

Murray's Croix de Guerre is preceded by the Victoria Cross, the

A supplied defence image obtained Wednesday, April 25, 2012; Australian soldier Private Dylan

... Victoria Cross and would only be awarded for an act of considerable heroism but frustratingly Michael has not been able to track down the citation which ...

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Kerry Stokes has a soft side. Although the Victoria Crosses are ...

It only took one guy driving his VW off Upham Farm at high speeds while being chased by a crazy old man with an Enfield rifle to drive that point across.

The Victoria Cross is the ultimate award for bravery in the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been awarded 1,357 times since its inception, ...

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