Join Mark Smith for a fascinating journey through the history of British military medals, from the Civil War to World War Two.

Episode 2: The Honourable East India Company, war in the Crimea and the recognition of bravery

As the activities of the East India Company gather momentum with its own military operations, so Mark Smith explains that the significance of the medal gathers pace too; while closer to home, the hard fighting that characterises the Crimean War leads to the incorporation of the highest award for valour: the Victoria Cross.

ABOUT THEIR STORY IS ON THEIR CHEST

Their Story is on Their Chest is a five programme series charting the evolution of the medal from the Battle of Edgehill to the Second World War.

Each episode is hosted by Harry Bucknall and presented by Mark Smith, The Antiques Roadshow’s arms and militaria expert.

 

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