The History Network

A fortnightly military history podcast looking at all aspect of war throughout the ages.


episode 4: Thomas Henry Kavanagh – The ‘First’ Civilian Victoria Cross

When the Indian Mutiny broke out in May 1857, members of the Honourable East India Company became involved. Soon, several outstandingly brave deeds by them and other volunteer civilians were reported back in England but there was no official way to recognise civilian valour in times of armed conflict. Dur: 26mins File: .mp3


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