Join Mark Smith for a fascinating journey through the history of British military medals, from the Civil War to World War Two.
Episode 4: World War and beyond
As war is fought on wide and varied fronts, Mark Smith explains the evolution of the Campaign Star and medals recognising service to the nation in conflict and upheaval, including the recognition of bravery with the introduction of the George and Military Crosses, Military Medal and medals for General Service.
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.