DORSET’S FORGOTTEN HEROES
The story of more tham 100 Dorset men and women whose exceptional courage or outstanding qualities make them true heroes. Original research by David Beaton has unearthed the story of many Dorset folk whose heroism had until recently almost been forgotten. The county’s heroes include 35 holders of the Victoria Cross, as well as those who fought at Trafalgar and Waterloo. Then there are the ordinary men and women caught up in extraordinary events, or willing to risk their lives for a cause they believe in. There are nurses, a polar explorer, lifeboatmen, sportsmen and women, medical pioneers, saints, social reformers, airmen, sailors – all of them people of Dorset whose achievements should never be forgotten.
With 24 pages of black and white illustrations
ISBN 1 874336 99 7