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This is an auction for JACK HINTON VC by Gabrielle McDonald.

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"John Daniel 'Jack' Hinton VC (17 September 1909 – 28 June 1997) was a New Zealand soldier who served with the New Zealand Military Forces during the Second World War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces, for his actions at Kalamata on 29 April 1941 during the Battle of Greece... Hearing gunfire in the distance, Hinton, wanting to assist in the defence of the Allied positions, went to the headquarters of Brigadier Leonard Parrington, the officer in command of the evacuation. Hinton vehemently protested, in strong language, an order from Parrington to surrender. On being threatened with a court martial for speaking to a senior officer in such a manner, he issued his own threat of proceedings to Parrington for defeatist talk and then left to determine for himself the situation. He led a party of 12 soldiers into the town but came under fire. Ignoring an order from a nearby officer to retreat, he rushed forward to the nearest gun and, hurling two grenades, killed the crew. He continued towards the town's waterfront, clearing out two light machine-gun nests and a mortar with grenades, then dealt with the garrison of a house where some of the enemy were sheltering. He then assisted in the capture of an artillery piece, but shortly after was shot in the stomach, immobilised and captured, one of about 6,000 Allied soldiers made a prisoner of war (POW)..."

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Paperback 1997.

192 pages + photographs.

Good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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