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Valour at Kohima: the Victoria Cross recipients

VALOUR AT KOHIMA - RECORDING AVAILABLE TO VIEW

The story of the two Victoria Cross recipients at the Battle of Kohima 1944

Dr Robert Lyman in conversation with writer Stephen Snelling discussing the heroic actions of both Lance-Corporal John Pennington Harman VC and Captain John 'Jack' Randle VC.

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The citation for Lance-Corporal John Pennington Harman VC

Citation Lance-Corporal John Pennington Harman VC Battle of Kohima

The citation for Captain John 'Jack' Randle VC

Citation Captain John Randle VC Battle of Kohima

 

Our Speakers:

 

Dr Robert Lyman

Trustee @Kohima Educational Trust
Born in New Zealand in January 1963 and educated in Australia, Robert Lyman was, for twenty years, an officer in the British Army. Educated at Scotch College, Melbourne he was commissioned into the Light Infantry from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in April 1982. In addition to a business career he is an author and military historian, publishing books in particular on the war in the Far East. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Robert is married to Hannah, has two sons, and lives in Berkshire.

 

Stephen Snelling 

Author and Journalist
Steve is a freelance writer from Norwich, England, with a passion for military and local history. Born and raised in Norwich, he has been a writer and journalist all his adult life. He worked with Eastern Counties Newspapers (now renamed and rebranded Archant) eventually leaving, in 2010, as assistant editor, to concentrate on writing books while working as a freelance journalist. Steve's knowledge of the Victoria Cross awards (both First and Second World Wars) is extensive and he has an in-depth knowledge of the two VCs awarded at the Battle of Kohima in 1944.

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