Victoria Cross Heroes

The Empire

Series 1 - Episode 1 The Empire

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Summary

Prince Charles introduces the story of how the VC was born in battle as British and French troops besieged the Russian port of Sebastopol during the Crimean War. The programme describes the gallantry of Royal Navy midshipmen Henry Wood and Edward Daniel, and charts how Lt John Chard and 10 of his comrades won the medal for repelling repeated charges by the Zulus at Rorke's Drift in 1879.

Cast & Crew

Director Mary MacMurray
Series Producer Steven Clarke
Writer Mary MacMurray
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