Stories of the Victoria Cross


Read by Steve C

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The Victoria Cross is the highest military award that can be made to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces for acts of gallantry and valour “in the face of the enemy”. The medal was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1856 by Queen Victoria, who had taken an active interest in the reports and despatches during the battles of the Crimean War; especially the details describing the exceptional bravery and gallantry of individual soldiers of all ranks whilst under intense conflict. This book, Stories of the Victoria Cross was one in a series of inspirational texts and ‘heroic writings’ by the Victorian author Frank Mundell and published by The Sunday School Union. The stories presented here relate to actual events that occurred in the field of battle around the turn of the last century and the extraordinary efforts of individuals or groups of soldiers when facing life-threatening situations whilst under fire. - Summary by Steve C (4 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Epigraph 1:36 Read by Steve C
The Victoria Cross 5:57 Read by Steve C
Heroes of the Alma 7:59 Read by Steve C
Heroes of Inkerman 9:43 Read by Steve C
The Noble Six Hundred 8:04 Read by Steve C
The Lady With The lamp 7:07 Read by Steve C
The Gallant Nine 8:01 Read by Steve C
Three to One 6:54 Read by Steve C
Humane and Brave 8:24 Read by Steve C
A Brave Surgeon 10:43 Read by Steve C
The Hero of Kolapore 9:55 Read by Steve C
'Lucknow' Kavanagh 12:23 Read by Steve C
Breaking the Square 9:07 Read by Steve C
Storming the Takoo Forts 8:51 Read by Steve C
Storming the Gate Pah 7:46 Read by Steve C
Saving the Colours 7:06 Read by Steve C
The Heroic Defence of Rorke's Drift 10:54 Read by Steve C
Storming of the Inhlobane Mountain 6:34 Read by Steve C
The Attack on Morosi's Mountain 7:15 Read by Steve C
A Desperate Encounter 6:40 Read by Steve C
Lieutenant Hamilton's Bravery 9:48 Read by Steve C
The Battle of Maiwand 12:25 Read by Steve C
The Battle of El Teb 7:52 Read by Steve C
The Battle of Abu Klea 8:47 Read by Steve C
The Hero of Manipur 15:00 Read by Steve C
In South Africa 26:51 Read by Steve C