Michael Ashcroft sponsors ‘Front Line’ at the Cheltenham Festival 2009

  • 30 August, 2009
  • Bravery

The highest military decoration for valour has been earned by only a select few individuals of the British & Commonwealth armed forces since 1856, from Mate CD Lewis in the Crimea to Johnson Beharry in Iraq. Michael Ashcroft, whose VC collection goes on exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in 2010, tells the fascinating stories of over 150 Victoria Cross Heroes.

Bringing the heat of battle to life on the page Front Line, at this years Cheltenham Literature Festival, brings together some of the historians, veterans, experts and commentators who have translated extraordinary military moments into gripping prose.

Participants include Max Hastings, Richard Holmes, Andrew Roberts, Lord Ashcroft and Dan Snow.

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