Victoria Cross Awarded!

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Victoria Cross Awarded!

Christopher Furlotte
Christopher Furlotte

January 23rd, 2011, 7:19 pm #1

I know this isn't a Canadian post, but I thought it might be of some interest to those who care to know more about our commonwealth brethren who are also involved in the Afghan campaign.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12261427


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Christopher Furlotte
Christopher Furlotte

January 23rd, 2011, 9:54 pm #2

Just a bit of historical background of this medal.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross

and another Australian soldier only a few years back that was award the medal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Donaldson


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Christopher Furlotte
Christopher Furlotte

January 24th, 2011, 1:44 am #3

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January 27th, 2011, 8:39 pm #4

Just a bit of historical background of this medal.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross

and another Australian soldier only a few years back that was award the medal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Donaldson


Chris
Here's a detailed list of Canadians awarded the Victoria Cross.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ca ... recipients

Sargent Smokey Smith of the Seaforth Highlander of Canada,was the last living Canadian to be awarded the British Victoria Cross.He passed away in August 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Smith


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Christopher Furlotte
Christopher Furlotte

March 23rd, 2011, 10:25 pm #5

Yesterday evening I saw this rather excellent documentary of the VC, and it's manufacturing of it. Jeremy Clarkson told of it's story!

I hope you all will enjoy it.

(Edited to remove link to videos in violation of copyright.)

I really enjoyed the ending of this superb documentary.

Christopher
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March 23rd, 2011, 10:34 pm #6

Thanks for the heads up on this well produced documentary.

Chris, if you can provide the details of the television production, that would be of interest. The videos on YouTube appear to be "bootlegs" which mean the producers get no money. Taping stuff off the television and putting them on YouTube is illegal. Unfortunately, YouTube will not respond to complaints from anyone except for the copyright holders - they lose advertising money and time and energy chasing down all the copyvios otherwise.

If you can provide the production details, perhaps those interested can obtain legal copies via the producers, check the website for a licensed (free) copy, or check their local listings for the next airing.

Failure on my part to delete links to copyright violations makes me legally liable as well.

Thanks in advance.
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Christopher Furlotte
Christopher Furlotte

March 23rd, 2011, 10:52 pm #7

Mike,
Thanks for the lowdown so to speak regarding copyright etc. I completely forgotten about this.It is one of the best documentary's I've seen as of yet on this subject.

Here's a bit of info regarding this subject in question.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Victor ... For_Valour

Perhaps, one might be able to ordered it through BBC (Canada) website? (I think it's worth it!)

http://www.bbccanada.com/

http://www.bbccanadashop.com/


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