The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh in Brecon, Wales has mounted an exhibit of all eight Victoria Cross medals awarded in the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War.
The British Army has put iconic medals from one of the most famous battles in its history - the Battle of Rorke's Drift - on display for the first
Today, July 22, is the 140th anniversary of the siege that inspired the classic Michael Caine movie, Zulu.
In 1879, 150 British and colonial troops successfully defended a trading post under attack from between 3,000 and 4,000 Zulu warriors.
Now, on the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Rorke's Drift, the British Army has welcomed the leader of the Zulu Nation - and put all eight Victoria
Cross Medals awarded to The Royal Welsh regiment on display for the first time.
A British Army spokesperson said: "They have been unlocked from their secure vault to be exhibited for the first time to coincide with this week's
Wales visit of the Zulu King in tandem with this year's 140th anniversary of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift.
Some of them have been displayed before, but not all eight at once.
To read the complete article, see:
British Army shows iconic medals from most famous battle for
the first time (https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/uk-world-news/british-army-shows-iconic-medals-3122867)
For more information on the Regimental Museum, see:
The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)
Wayne Homren, Editor
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: email@example.com
To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 1998 - 2012 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster