Corporal Filip Konowal, Victoria Cross recipient

Filip Konowal VC was a highly decorated Ukrainian Canadian soldier. He is the only ethnic Eastern European recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to British and Commonwealth forces.


Corporal Filip Konowal (VC) by Gord Yakimow, New Pathway - Ukrainian News, November 10, 2020

In Northern France, the Hill 70 Memorial ensures ‘Canada’s forgotten battle’ will be remembered always, Globe and Mail, September 30, 2019

Display of Hill 70 Victoria Cross medals unveiled at war museum, March 26, 2019, Ottawa Citizen

From war hero to accussed killer: The sad take of an Ottawa recipient of the Victoria Cross, The Ottawa Citizen, September 10, 2018

Almost three decades after the end of the First World War, Filip Konowal, an Ottawa and Hull resident who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his valour during the Battle of Hill 70, joked that he had very nearly been shot for cowardice.

Українець, якому англійські королі віддавали честь першими, Про Львів 2019

У Великобританії найвища військова нагорода – Хрест Вікторії. Згідно з правилами, при зустрічі з кавалерами цього ордену британські королі повинні вітатися і віддавати їм честь першими.

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