The Crown Of Honour. Being Stories Of Heroism, Gallantry, Magnanimity And Devotion From The Great War Of 1914 – 18. Selected And Arranged By William Moodie

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This record of individual deeds and detached incidents in the Great War is designed to serve a double purpose. The first is that of an incentive and inspiration. Froissart stares that his “Chronicles” were written “to encourage all valourous hearts, and to show them honourable examples.” The four fateful years 1914 to 1918 enshrine a golden quatrain of chivalrous deeds, as knightly and memorable as the finest in all earlier history. By bringing together some of the most notable it is hoped that those who have the power and opportunity to influence the new generation which is growing up since the war may be enabled to impress upon it more vividly an adequate conception of the heroism, self-sacrifice, and indomitable courage of those who played their part in these ubnforgettable years.The incidents recorded reflect not only the spirit of gallant adventure but also the sternness of deeper purpose with which the sons of the Allies set out to defend their countries, homes, and the freedom of the world when Germany made its “tiger spring” at the throat of Europe.”

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Pre-owned. Hardcover in blue cloth, no dust jacket. Some light cover and spine wear. Inscribed with original owner’s name in pencil and dated 1937. Front board slightly bowed, slight tanning to the edges and bleaching to the spine. Otherwise a tight, clean copy and in overall good condition. Published by James Clarke & Co., 1930

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Weight 0.435 kg