HRH The Prince of Wales introduces this gripping landmark series, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross.
Victoria Cross Heros is the story of ordinary men who have performed extraordinary acts of bravery, from the Crimea through to Iraq, often sacrificing their lives so that others might live.
With revealing personal testimony from VC holders and their families, never before seem archive footage and painstakingly accurate and visually stunning dramatic reconstructions, Victoria Cross Heroes brings to life true stories of breathtaking acts of fighting prowess and self sacrifice.
This DVD includes all three programmes from the Channel Five series:
'THE EMPIRE' centres upon the VCs of the 19th Century. The Victoria Cross instantly won the hearts of the public, its winners becoming celebrities.
'THE GREAT WAR' tells the story of the VC through the First World War, in which half of all VCs were awarded.
'THE MODERN AGE', from the battles of WWII to Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands and the Gulf War.