For Valour - Dundurn

For Valour

Canadians and the Victoria Cross in the Great War

Published August 2015


The collected stories of the Canadian recipients of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration.

As Canada came into its own as a nation during the First World War, proving itself capable of standing alongside Britain on the world stage, scores of Canadians were awarded the Commonwealth’s highest award for pre-eminent acts of valour, self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty, the Victoria Cross. For Valour details every Canadian VC recipient from the First World War. These men, ordinary servicemen from widely differing social backgrounds, acted with valour above and beyond the call of duty. Their stories and experiences offer a fresh perspective on the “war to end all wars.”

Series editor Gerald Gliddon and contributors Stephen Snelling, and Peter F. Batchelor, examine the men and the dramatic events that led to the granting of this most prized of medals. Each of the men’s stories is different, but they all have one thing in common — acts of extraordinary bravery under fire.


Gerald Gliddon

Gerald Gliddon has written a number of books about the First World War. Among his many titles is Somme 1916: A Battlefield Companion (The History Press). He lives in Norfolk.

Book Details

August 2015
6x9 in
488 pp
August 2015
400 pp
August 2015
400 pp