Congleton Hails The Conquering Hero 1945

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    Full title reads: "CONGLETON HAILS THE CONQUERING HERO".

    Congleton, Cheshire.

    Procession marching up crowded street headed by A.T.C. band. American troops marching through the streets. War hero, Sergeant Eardley, V.C. M.M. & Croix de Guerre is welcomed by the villagers. Crowds cheering, flags, etc. Sergeant Eardley standing in jeep, cheered, kissed by woman. Close up shot of front door - decorated with flags and King's coat of arms. Close up shot of Sergeant Eardley with wife.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    39750
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1145.02
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:55:00 / 01:03:31:00
    Canister:
    45/4
    Sort Number:
    45/004
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  • The man featured here is Sergeant George Eardley.

    Details of the action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross can be found here....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harold_Eardley

    jamied 13th May 2012
  • I'll have another go at making that link...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo
    rge_Harold_Eardley

    jamied 13th May 2012

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