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Charles Upham was New Zealand’s finest fitting soldier in World War 2 and still is.
Who is Charles Upham?
Charles Upam was born in Christchurch. He became famous for earning two Victoria Cross Medals.
His worst Failure
Charles Upham’s worst failure was in Crete. New Zealand divisions were in Crete to save a very important air field and Country from the invasion of German troops taking control. Hidden English ships were ready to destroy the enemy troop ships but instead the enemy came from the sky. Shots went out, the battle had begun, and the enemy had captured the air field. The ships retreated with some battling on his side on till dawn. When enemy reinforcements and paratroopers made all the battalions of the New Zealanders retreated onto the English ships and fled Crete.
Charles Upam's outpost for his company was at Giza, Egypt, circling in between the sphinx and all the pyramids. Outside the tomb section there were 1000 men in outpost 58, 100 media tents it was always heavily guarded.
Charles Upham earned to Victoria Cross medals for bravery and saving lives and risking his life for his men. That’s why he earned two VC medals.
Article posted May 17, 2012 at 02:42 PM •
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