By Robert Macklin
The Victoria move is the top award for valor that may be gained through an Australian; simply ninety six Australians were offered the VC in conflicts from the Boer conflict to the Vietnam conflict. And merely 14 Australians were provided the George pass, the last word medal for heroism clear of energetic strive against, considering its inception in 1940. yet what's it that makes those impressive squaddies danger every little thing in safeguard in their state and their friends? famous biographer Robert Macklin tells the inspirational tale of 15 Australian recipients of the Victoria and George Crosses, from Neville Howse in South Africa in 1900 to the heroes of the nice battle resembling Albert Jacka, "Diver" Derrick in global struggle II, and Keith Payne in Vietnam in 1969.
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Lieutenant Wallace Crabbe cautiously rounded the corner of the trench where he had glimpsed Jacka jumping down. ’ Jacka nodded. ’ Word of Jacka’s deeds sped through the Anzac ranks. Wallace Crabbe reported the event to the battalion commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Courtney, after whom the post was named. But Courtney was in no condition to process the recommendation and was evacuated. He would die in Melbourne, of illness attributed to Gallipoli, in 1919. m. Turks captured large portion of our trench.
From other parts of the battlefield Australians were drawn to the struggle in defence of their mates. Jacka went down for the last time. He had been wounded no fewer than seven times, one bullet passing right through his body beneath the right shoulder. A stretcher bearer found him, ripped off his tunic and dressed the worst of his wounds. Then he went to fetch a stretcher but was killed before he could return. Jacka lay on the battlefield until some of his men found him. ’ One bearer replied: ‘I don’t know who I’ve got, but the bravest man in the Aussie Army is on that stretcher just ahead.
Twelve Chinese sailors were arrested and imprisoned. British officials in Guangzhou demanded their release, claiming that because the ship had recently been British-registered, it was protected under the Treaty of Nanking. In fact, the British were spoiling for a fight. The First Opium War of 1842 had opened five ports to British traders; now they sought to force the Chinese to bow to further demands. At the time the Chinese government was struggling to quell the Taiping Rebellion and was in no position to resist a British attack on Guangzhou from the Pearl River.