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The Victoria Cross: For Valour (2003)

Jeremey Clarkson examines the history of the Victoria Cross, and follows the story of one of the 1,354 men who were awarded it - Major Robert Henry Cain.

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Peter De La Billiere ...
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Jack Reynolds ...
Himself - South Staffordshire Regiment (as Jack Reynolds MC)
George Ashington ...
Himself - South Staffordshire Regiment
Rambahadur Limbu ...
Himself (as Rambahadur Limbu VC)
Didy Grahame ...
Herself - Victoria Cross & George Cross Assoc.
Ian Fraser ...
Himself (as Commander Ian Fraser VC)
Keith Payne ...
Himself (as Keith Payne VC)
Walton Ashworth ...
Himself - Glider Pilot Regiment
Richard Long ...
Himself - Glider Pilot Regiment
Bill Speakman-Pitts ...
Himself (as Bill Speakman-Pitts VC)
Lachhiman Gurung ...
Himself (as Lachhiman Gurung VC)
Tony Scott ...
Himself - The Staffordshire Regiment (as Lt. Col. Tony Scott)
Mike Dauncey ...
Himself - Glider Pilot Regiment (as Mike Dauncey DSO)
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Jeremey Clarkson examines the history of the Victoria Cross, and follows the story of one of the 1,354 men who were awarded it - Major Robert Henry Cain.

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Since 1856 only 1358 Victoria crosses has been awarded See more »

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Jeremy Clarkson: [on Major Cain] His family didn't *know* he'd won a Victoria Cross until after he died. He hadn't thought to mention it.
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The best ever documentary??
16 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

When i saw Jeremy Clarkson was presenting this i was really worried he'd make a bit of a pigs ear of it, (and i'm a fan of top gear) taking into account his TV persona. But i'm glad to report he was excellent, didn't sensationalise the deeds covered, or the persons, The stories were captivating, and there is a big twist at the end, but to give it away would be wrong of me. I am just annoyed it was never released on DVD as this is something i would have liked my children to watch when they are old enough and understand the meaning of sacrifice and heroes! This programme accurately shows the heroism shown by British and commonwealth forces, and makes you very proud to be British!


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