Monday, 09 September 2013 10:01

The Victoria Cross Tour launched

Behind every award of a Victoria Cross is a remarkable story involving all those qualities that we British hold most dear: loyalty, duty, sacrifice, care for others, a great good humour and a deep humility” – The Prince of Wales in Lord Michael Ashcroft’s Victoria Cross Heroes

The Victoria Cross was created on January 29, 1856. It is the highest British military award for bravery in the face of the enemy. The Victoria Cross is awarded only in exceptional circumstances and that too ‘for most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.’ A total of five Victoria Crosses were won in Manipur during the Battle of Imphal.

The Victoria Cross Tour takes you to the battlefields where the five Victoria Crosses were won. Hear about the men who displayed outstanding bravery in often extremely difficult conditions on the Tiddim Road, the Silchar-Bishenpur Track (Old Cachar Road or Tongjei Maril) and near the Nunghshigum massif just north of Imphal. Finally, visit the graves of two of the Victoria Cross recipients in Second World War cemeteries in Imphal.


The Battle of Imphal Says "We will hazard a guess and say that ours is the first tour on this theme in India, if not Asia. Presenting the Victoria Cross Tour: True Tales of Valour. Details and free brochure available on our website at www.battleofimphal.com. If you know of a similar tour already in existence in the region then please let us know; we will happily retract our claim."

To know more about the tour Visit "Battle of Imphal"