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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 49, December 3, 2006, Article 32

TASMANIAN HERO'S VICTORIA CROSS SOLD

On November 29 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired a story
about the recent Bonhams & Goodman sale of the Bernard Gordon Victoria
Cross medal.  A transcript of the piece is posted on the web.

"Like so many other young Australians, Tasmanian-born, Lance Corporal
Bernard Gordon found himself on the other side of the world in 1918.

And it was there, in France, that he fought his way into history,
awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.

His medal, the rare and highest military honour for a Commonwealth
soldier was sold at auction in Sydney last night for almost half a
million dollars."

To read the complete transcript, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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