Martin-Leake, Double VC



The Victoria Cross is one of the premier military awards in the world. It has developed a reputation for recognition of extreme bravery on the field of battle. Few have been awarded in its history and only three warriors have been award two Victory Crosses. It would therefore be reasonable to expect that these three outstanding combatants would have been the subject of much coverage in print, both at the time of their awards and in the years since. Amazingly this is the first book to be written about Arthur Martin-Leake even though his life is most interesting and the double VC such a very rare award. This book is important and every reader who has followed military history and the bravery exhibited during WWI should read this inspiring and fascinating account of an exceptional warrior. It is a great tale that is simply not to be missed.