Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham is the only combat soldier ever to win the Victoria Cross twice. His acts of bravery in World War II meant he probably deserved six more.
The mystery of how a reserved, modest, slightly built farm valuer from New Zealand, could be so ferocious and fearless in battle has intrigued and fascinated Tom Scott ever since he read about Charles Upham as a schoolboy. ‘Searching for Charlie’ is his epic quest to unravel the “real” Charles Upham.
Tom Scott, who is one of New Zealand's finest writers and cartoonists, gave up his regular cartoon slot for the Dominion Post in March 2019 to follow a dream to write about this incredible soldier.
Published August 2020