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

Episode 3: Afghan Defeat, Trouble in the Middle East and Upheaval in Southern Africa

History unfolds as Mark Smith recounts the story of the medal through war in Afghanistan, uprising and revolt in Egypt and conflict in Africa, often referred to as Victoria’s Little Wars, a soubriquet given by legendary author, Byron Farwell.

ABOUT THE 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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