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Heroes of Postmans Park: Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Victorian London Dr John Price

Heroes of Postmans Park: Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Victorian London

Dr John Price

Published September 1st 2015
ISBN : 9780750956437
Paperback
320 pages
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The Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Postman’s Park, London, is a Victorian monument containing 54 ceramic plaques commemorating 62 individuals, each of whom lost their own life while attempting to save another. Every plaque tells a tragicMoreThe Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Postman’s Park, London, is a Victorian monument containing 54 ceramic plaques commemorating 62 individuals, each of whom lost their own life while attempting to save another. Every plaque tells a tragic and moving story, but the short narratives do little more than whet the appetite and stimulate the imagination about the lives and deaths of these brave characters. Based upon extensive historical research, this book will, for the first time, provide a full and engaging account of the dramatic circumstances behind each of the incidents, and reveal the vibrant and colorful lives led by those who tragically died.