GALLIPOLI VICTORIA CROSS HERO The Price of Valour: the Triumph and Tragedy of Hugo Throssell VC


Australian Hugo Throssell went through the bitter fighting at Gallipoli, and was severely wounded and won a VC for his outstanding courage. After the war he became a pacifist and socialist, got into debt, and was offered only ten shillings when he tried to pawn his VC. He finally shot himself with his own service pistol in 1933. This is a tragic story which raises disturbing questions about how we reward our heroes.

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