A special display of the medal sets of the six men to receive Victoria Cross medals for their valour at the Battle of Hill 70 was unveiled at the Canadian War Museum on Tuesday.
This marks the first time the soldiers’ medals have been shown together. Four of the sets are part of the museum’s permanent collection, while two are on loan. The Victoria Cross is awarded for gallantry “in the presence of the enemy” and is the most prestigious among British honours. In Canada, it was superseded in 1993 by the Canadian Victoria Cross, although neither has been awarded in …read more
Source: Ottawa Citizen