For Valour: Australia's Victoria Cross Heroes

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Black Dog Books

Our Stories Series

Age 8+

Armed Forces People & Places, Battles, History & The Past: General Interest Warfare

Stories of heroism, courage and sacrifice.

Extraordinary courage and unbelievable nerve – that’s what it takes to be awarded a Victoria Cross. Acts such as jumping into enemy trenches with just a bayonet for defence or catching enemy bombs midair and throwing them back. More than one and a half million Australians have fought in a war, yet only ninety-eight have been awarded the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest military honour for bravery. For Valour: Australia’s Victoria Cross Heroes tells some of their remarkable stories.


Nicolas Brasch is the author of more than 350 books for children and young adults. His books have been sold in every major English-speaking market including Australia, USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand, as well as several non-English speaking markets including South Korea, Germany and Turkey.


Text is accessible, and explanations are child-friendly but not sanitised. Illustration is by way of historical photographs.A useful resource for exploring an important topic.

Aussie Reviews

A must read for ages 8 -100 years old

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