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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

    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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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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      • 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

        You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

        -- Ataturk

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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
          ŕ vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

          Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
          (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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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.
            You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

            -- Ataturk

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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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              • 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
                You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                -- Ataturk

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                • Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

                  1. Cyril Bassett
                  2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse
                  3. William McFadzean

                  4. William "Will" Barker

                  The most decorated serviceman in Canadian military history.



                  FYI-he was in a Snipe when he won VC and not Camel as shown.

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                  • Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

                    1. Cyril Bassett
                    2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse
                    3. William McFadzean
                    4. William "Will" Barker

                    5. Alfred Shout, VC, MC

                    War Office, 15th October, 1915.

                    His Majesty The KING has been pleased to award the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men: —

                    Captain Alfred John Shout, 1st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force.

                    For most conspicuous bravery at Lone Pine trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula.

                    On the morning of the 9th August, 1915, with a very small party Captain Shout charged down trenches strongly occupied by the enemy, and personally threw four bombs among them, killing eight and routing the remainder.

                    In the afternoon of the same day, from the position gained in the morning, he captured a further length of trench under similar conditions, and continued personally to bomb the enemy at close range under very heavy fire until he was severely wounded, losing his right hand and left eye.

                    This most gallant officer has since succumbed to his injuries.
                    He was also awarded the Military Cross, and Mentioned in Dispatches twice, making him the most decorated Anzac during the Gallipoli campaign.
                    You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                    -- Ataturk

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                    • Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

                      1. Cyril Bassett
                      2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse
                      3. William McFadzean
                      4. William "Will" Barker
                      5. Alfred Shout

                      6. Mir Dast



                      Awarded both Indian Order of Merit and VC

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                      • Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

                        1. Cyril Bassett
                        2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse
                        3. William McFadzean
                        4. William "Will" Barker
                        5. Alfred Shout
                        6. Mir Dast

                        7. Surgeon Captain Arthur Martin-Leake - [VC and Bar - he won his first VC during the Boer War and his second during WWI]

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                        • Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

                          1. Cyril Bassett
                          2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse
                          3. William McFadzean
                          4. William "Will" Barker
                          5. Alfred Shout
                          6. Mir Dast
                          7. Surgeon Captain Arthur Martin-Leake - [VC and Bar - he won his first VC during the Boer War and his second during WWI]

                          8. Albert Jacka, VC, MC and Bar

                          War Office, 24th July, 1915

                          His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officers and Non-commissioned Officers:-

                          No. 465 Lance-Corporal Albert Jacka, 14th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces.

                          For most conspicuous bravery on the night of the 19th–20th May, 1915 at "Courtney's Post", Gallipoli Peninsula.

                          Lance-Corporal Jacka, while holding a portion of our trench with four other men, was heavily attacked. When all except himself were killed or wounded, the trench was rushed and occupied by seven Turks. Lance-Corporal Jacka at once most gallantly attacked them single-handed, and killed the whole party, five by rifle fire and two with the bayonet.
                          He was later commissioned as an officer and awarded the Military Cross and Bar for his actions on the Western Front. He died at age 39 from complications from his war wounds.

                          You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                          -- Ataturk

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                          • Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

                            1. Cyril Bassett
                            2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse
                            3. William McFadzean
                            4. William "Will" Barker
                            5. Alfred Shout
                            6. Mir Dast
                            7. Arthur Martin-Leake
                            8. Albert Jacka

                            9.Thomas Ricketts



                            Youngest Soldier to receive VC

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                            • [QUOTE=McMax;3345156]Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

                              1. Cyril Bassett
                              2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse
                              3. William McFadzean
                              4. William "Will" Barker
                              5. Alfred Shout
                              6. Mir Dast
                              7. Arthur Martin-Leake
                              8. Albert Jacka
                              9.Thomas Ricketts
                              Youngest Soldier to receive VC

                              10. Victor Crutchley

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                              • Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

                                1. Cyril Bassett
                                2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse
                                3. William McFadzean
                                4. William "Will" Barker
                                5. Alfred Shout
                                6. Mir Dast
                                7. Arthur Martin-Leake
                                8. Albert Jacka
                                9.Thomas Ricketts
                                10. Victor Crutchley

                                11. Jack Cornwell

                                Youngest recipient of World War One, and third youngest in history.

                                "the instance of devotion to duty by Boy (1st Class) John Travers Cornwell who was mortally wounded early in the action, but nevertheless remained standing alone at a most exposed post, quietly awaiting orders till the end of the action, with the gun's crew dead and wounded around him. He was under 16˝ years old. I regret that he has since died, but I recommend his case for special recognition in justice to his memory and as an acknowledgement of the high example set by him."
                                You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                                -- Ataturk

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