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Phi Alpha Theta Presents first fall lecture

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky- University of the Cumberlands’ Upsilon- Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta presented “Very Unladylike Behavior:” Gender and Heroism in World War I, on September 21, in the Bennett Auditorium on campus.

Dr. Chuck Smith related the sad, but true history behind the Victoria Cross, the highest award for valor presented to members of the military or civilians under military command in the United Kingdom. He began with the origins of the award in the mid 1800’s and continued up to World War II, focusing on how the rules were re-written to make women ineligible, and he briefly discussed the Victorian Cross today. “There have been only two Victorian Crosses given out since World War II,” explained Dr. Smith.. Dr. Smith concluded his lecture with a question and answer session.

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