What is gallantry?

Some articles on gallantry:

Commendation For Gallantry
... The Commendation for Gallantry is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Australian Defence Force, it recognises acts of gallantry in action ... It is ranked fourth in the Gallantry Decorations in the Australian Honours System ...
Gallantry - See Also
... All pages with titles containing "Gallantry" Gallant (disambiguation). ...
List Of British Gallantry Awards For The War In Afghanistan
... A list of British awards for gallantry in the War in Afghanistan from 2001 onwards ... Apart from appointments to purely military orders, only gallantry awards have been included and only those that allow post-nominal letters (this excludes ...
Sea Gallantry Medal
... The Sea Gallantry Medal (SGM) (officially 'The Board of Trade Medal for Saving Life at Sea'), is an award for civil gallantry at sea in Great Britain and the Commonwealth ... for 'humanity' (where there was little risk to the life of the recipient), or for gallantry (where there was significant risk to the recipient) ... There have been two awards of the Sea Gallantry Medal (Bronze) since 1974 one in 1981 and the other in 1989 ...
List Of Australian George Cross Recipients - Recipients - Empire Gallantry Medal and Albert Medal Exchanges
... Notes Bagot, ArthurArthur Bagot^ 1918-05-1212 April 1918 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Gallantry during engine room explosion on HM Motor Launch 356 AM Chalmers, JackJack Chalmers ...

More definitions of "gallantry":

  • (noun): Polite attentiveness to women.

Famous quotes containing the word gallantry:

    Marriage is like a war. There are moments of chivalry and gallantry that attend the victorious advances and strategic retreats, the birth or death of children, the momentary conquest of loneliness, the sacrifice that ennobles him who makes it. But mostly there are the long dull sieges, the waiting, the terror and boredom. Women understand this better than men; they are better able to survive attrition.
    Helen Hayes (1900–1993)

    Age wins and one must learn to grow old.... I must learn to walk this long unlovely wintry way, looking for spectacles, shunning the cruel looking-glass, laughing at my clumsiness before others mistakenly condole, not expecting gallantry yet disappointed to receive none, apprehending every ache of shaft of pain, alive to blinding flashes of mortality, unarmed, totally vulnerable.
    Diana Cooper (1892–1986)