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PostSubject: "MAKING V.C.s".   "MAKING V.C.s". EmptyFri Sep 11, 2009 7:02 pm

Just out of interest heres a short Film showing the casting of a Victoria Cross.

Alec making Victoria Cross medals by hand. Other men are seen at work. Molten metal for making VCs is taken from guns captured at Sebastopol in the Crimean War.

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Must agree that was interesting. I love that old footage.
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There be making me one of those one day. (Watch this space)
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Yer Right !!!. And I'll get two.
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hi sas1.
I really enjoyed your post. :lol!: . if i knew how to post photos on the net, i would show you mine ! :)
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