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    In 1856 a new military award, the Victoria Cross, came into being during the Crimean War.

    Since that time, 1 354 VC's have been awarded; making the recipients of this award members of one of the most exclusive groups in military history. But there is a military award that is even more exclusive than the Victoria Cross.
    In fact, it's membership throughout the history of the award is a grand total of 3.

    That's right.
    Only 3 men in history have ever been presented with the most exclusive military award ever.

    Name the award, the recipients of the award and for what conflicts the award was issued in each case.
    Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

  • #2
    Clue #1:

    Two of the recipients of this BRITISH award are British subjects and the other is from
    New Zealand.
    Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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    • #3
      (lowblow-badjoke)

      The Meritous Teeth Award?

      (/lowblow-badjoke)
      "Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."

      – Associate Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Olmstead vs. United States.

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      • #4
        Not a trick question and it's the the Victoria Cross and bar to the DSO, in which case the New Zealander is the Freyberg who lost Crete to the airborne landing?

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        • #5
          Partly correct.

          The award is indeed the Victoria Cross with Bar. That's 2 VC's !!!!

          But Freyberg only won the award once in 1916 at Beaucourt in France.

          Only three men have won the VC twice.
          Who are they and where & when did they win them ?
          Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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          • #6
            Well Charles Upham was the Kiwi who won the VC and Bar. Not sure of the Brits though.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sproggy
              Well Charles Upham was the Kiwi who won the VC and Bar. Not sure of the Brits though.
              1 down; two to go.

              Capt. Charles Upham won both of his VCs in WW II. The first at Crete and the second in the Western Desert. In fact, Upham was distantly related by marriage to one of the other VC with Bar recipients. Ironic isn't it ?
              Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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              • #8
                Clue #2:

                Both British recipients of the Victoria Cross with Bar belonged to the Royal Army Medical Corps.
                Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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                • #9
                  Answer:

                  Lt. Col. Arthur Martin-Leake RAMC won the VC in the Boer War and WW I.
                  Capt. Noel Chavasse RAMC won the VC twice in WW I. He was distantly related by marriage to Capt. Charles Upham; the third person to be invested with the VC with Bar.
                  Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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