A century after the start of World War I, a London auction house’s
upcoming exhibit is focused on the conflict’s first few months.
announced in a Sept. 2 release that it will display the first two
Victoria Crosses awarded during World War I in an exhibition at its
London location about the war’s tumultuous first four months.
The Victoria Cross is Britain’s highest gallantry award. The pair on
display in the upcoming Spink exhibit were presented to Lt. Maurice
Dease and Priv. Sidney Godley, whose roles in the holding up of the
German army were featured in the BBC program
Our World War.
The Spink exhibition will run between Sept. 8 and 12,
and Sept. 15 to 20.
Using historical items, the
exhibition explains how the war evolved on land, at sea and in the
air. The exhibition covers the beginnings of U-boat warfare, the first
bombing of civilians from air and sea, the role of women at the front
lines, economic challenges, propaganda and a collection of gallantry
awards covering all of the initial actions.
located at 69 Southampton Row in Bloomsbury area of London.