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  • Crackshot
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    Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

    1. Cyril Bassett
    2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse

    3. William McFadzean


    No. 14/18278 Pte. William Frederick McFadzean, late R. Ir. Rif.

    For most conspicuous bravery. While in a concentration trench and opening a box of bombs for distribution prior to an attack, the box slipped down into the trench, which was crowded with men, and two of the safety pins fell out. Private McFadzean, instantly realising the danger to his comrades, with heroic courage threw himself on the top of the Bombs. The bombs exploded blowing him to pieces, but only one other man was injured. He well knew his danger, being himself a bomber, but without a moment's hesitation he gave his life for his comrades

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  • McMax
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    Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

    1. Cyril Bassett

    2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse



    Only double award of VC in WW1

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  • Crackshot
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    "All my mates ever got were wooden crosses"

    Originally posted by PGT Beauregard View Post

    Dear Crackshot you can choose another theme
    My bad

    Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

    Corporal Cyril Bassett. The only New Zealander awarded the VC for Gallipoli.

    No. 4/515 Corporal Cyril Royston Guyton Bassett, New Zealand Divisional Signal Company. For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the Chunuk Bair ridge in the Gallipoli Peninsula on 7th August, 1915. After the New Zealand Infantry Brigade had attacked and established itself on the ridge, Corporal Bassett, in full daylight and under a continuous and heavy fire, succeeded in laying a telephone line from the old position to the new one on Chunuk Bair. He has subsequently been brought to notice for further excellent and most gallant work connected with the repair of telephone lines by day and night under heavy fire.

    — The London Gazette, No. 29238, 15 October 1915
    Last edited by Crackshot; 23 Mar 17, 12:59.

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  • PGT Beauregard
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    Baker's Dozen of WW1 Literature

    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare
    4. Storm of Steel
    5. A Farewell to Arms
    6. The Good Soldier Švejk
    7. Under Fire
    8. Les Croix de Bois
    9. The Lost Battalion: A Private's Story
    10.Testament of Youth
    11. A Rifleman Went to War
    12. Good-bye To All That
    13. Somme Mud

    Dear Crackshot you can choose another theme

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  • Crackshot
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    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare
    4. Storm of Steel
    5. A Farewell to Arms
    6. The Good Soldier Švejk
    7. Under Fire
    8. Les Croix de Bois
    9. The Lost Battalion: A Private's Story
    10.Testament of Youth
    11. A Rifleman Went to War
    12. Good-bye To All That

    Somme Mud

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  • McMax
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    Baker's Dozen of WW1 Literature

    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare
    4. Storm of Steel
    5. A Farewell to Arms
    6. The Good Soldier Švejk
    7. Under Fire
    8. Les Croix de Bois
    9. The Lost Battalion: A Private's Story
    10.Testament of Youth
    11. A Rifleman Went to War

    12. Good-bye To All That

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  • slick_miester
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    Baker's Dozen of WW1 Literature

    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare
    4. Storm of Steel
    5. A Farewell to Arms
    6. The Good Soldier Švejk
    7. Under Fire
    8. Les Croix de Bois
    9. The Lost Battalion: A Private's Story
    10.Testament of Youth

    11. A Rifleman Went to War

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  • McMax
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    Baker's Dozen of WW1 Literature

    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare
    4. Storm of Steel
    5. A Farewell to Arms
    6. The Good Soldier Švejk
    7. Under Fire
    8. Les Croix de Bois
    9. The Lost Battalion: A Private's Story

    10.Testament of Youth.


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  • Canuckster
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    Originally posted by PGT Beauregard View Post
    8. Les Croix de Bois
    Just wanted to let everyone know if they were interested in the book it can be found here...

    http://www.eldritchpress.org/wwone/wc.html

    I'll be reading it soon.

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  • slick_miester
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    Baker's Dozen of WW1 Literature

    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare
    4. Storm of Steel
    5. A Farewell to Arms
    6. The Good Soldier Švejk
    7. Under Fire
    8. Les Croix de Bois

    9. The Lost Battalion: A Private's Story

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  • PGT Beauregard
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    Baker's Dozen of WW1 Literature

    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare
    4. Storm of Steel
    5. A Farewell to Arms
    6. The Good Soldier Švejk
    7. Under Fire

    8. Les Croix de Bois

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  • CarpeDiem
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    Baker's Dozen of WW1 Literature

    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare
    4. Storm of Steel
    5. A Farewell to Arms
    6. The Good Soldier Švejk

    7. Under Fire

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  • Skoblin
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    Baker's Dozen of WW1 Literature

    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare
    4. Storm of Steel
    5. A Farewell to Arms

    6.
    The Good Soldier Švejk

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  • slick_miester
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    Baker's Dozen of WW1 Literature

    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare
    4. Storm of Steel

    5. A Farewell to Arms

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  • McMax
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    Baker's Dozen of WW1 Literature

    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. August 1914
    3. Winged Warfare


    4.Storm of Steel

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