Today in History: 29 January 1856


Victoria Cross: Introduced to Honour Acts of Valour in Crimean War

On this day in 1856, Queen Victoria established the military medal known as the Victoria Cross. It was the highest military decoration issued for valour in the face of the enemy within the British Empire and now the Commonwealth. It was first introduced to honour members of the armed forces who fought in the Crimean War.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross

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