"it is quite possible that in God's eyes he has shown more courage than a healthy man may have shown in winning the V.C."

The Victoria Cross
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"V.C." is an abbreviation for the Victoria Cross, "the highest military decoration awarded for valour 'in the face of the enemy' to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previous British Empire territories" (wikipedia.org).