Mark of the Lion

Second World War | Newly Arrived Through the Bookshop Door

Hutchinson,1962  first edition, very good condition, no dust jacket. No inscriptions or marks. 287 pages, Black Board stamped in silver; black and white illustrations.


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"Charles Upham was the great New Zealand war hero. He was one of the few people in history to have won the Victoria Cross twice, setting new standards of personal heroism during World War II. A quietly spoken sheep farmer back home in Canterbury, at the front in Crete and North Africa he destroyed enemy machinegun posts single-handed and led a frontal assault on enemy guns. His exploits and individual heroism are the stuff of Kiwi legend. He then spent the rest of the war in prisoner-of-war camps, including the famous Colditz Castle, where he made life a misery for the German guards, constantly trying to escape. "

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