Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR06 - (Victoria-Cross-Auction)

OTTAWA. x-15s. A Victoria Cross and other medals awarded to one of Canada's Second World War heroes have been sold at auction to a buyer in the United Kingdom for 660,000 dollars. Major David Currie was given the Commonwealth's highest medal for valour in recognition of his service at a brutal battle during the 1944 Normandy campaign in France. Tanya Ursual, a spokeswoman for the auction firm Dix Noonan Webb, says Currie lead a unit that fought for days as part of plan to prevent a German army from retreating from the area.

("...many years.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Ursual says the man who sold the medals allowed Currie's grandson to see them last month before they were put up for auction. The family was hopeful that a Canadian buyer would come forward. …

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