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    Item title reads - First New Zealand V.C.

    Various shots as New Zealand crew of a Wellington bomber walks towards camera. An officer announces that Sergeant Ward in the crew has received the V.C. (Victoria Cross) for his gallantry in climbing onto the wing and smothering a fire. He is the first New Zealander to receive it, they shake hands. Sergeant Ward makes a speech saying he had no idea he would be doing this when he left New Zealand. C/U of him laughing.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    39225
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1127.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:19:00 / 01:13:07:00
    Canister:
    41/65
    Sort Number:
    41/065
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Entertainment & Humour War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    VCGC into the wind WW2: New Zealand
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Sergeant Ward" is Sergeant James Ward.

    Sadly he was killed just 2 months later on 15 September 1941.

    Details about his Victoria Cross, and death, are here.....

    www.victoriacross.org.uk/bbwardja.htm

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