Sunday, March 08, 2015

The Victoria Cross Map

The UK are honoring First World War winners of the Victoria Cross with commemorative paving stones. The pavings stone are being laid outside the birth places of soldiers who won Britain's highest military honor during WWI.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has released an Esri Story Map showing the locations of the commemorative paving stones laid so far (the map will be updates as new stones are laid). If you select a marker on the Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stones Map you can read a pen portrait of the honored soldier.

The map sidebar provides more detailed information about a number of the soldiers featured on the map. Most of the marker portraits also include links to other sites, providing more details of the selected soldier and their acts of individual bravery.

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