Flight Commander Robinson Vc 1917

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Hero Airman Flight Commander Robinson; VC; who destroyed first zeppelin in England; visits school or orphanage; receives gift from children.

Location of events unknown / unclear.

MS car driving towards camera between rows of waving children; girls on left; boys on right. Little dog...

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Cataloguer:
Cheri
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
71817
Sort Number:
ON 046 O
Time in/Out:
01:33:33:00 / 01:35:10:00
Canister:
ON 046 O
Film ID:
1866.34
Issue Date:
1917

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  • The man featured here is (William) Leefe Robinson VC. Later in 1917 he was captured by the Germans - although he survived the war, he sadly died on 31 December 1918 of Spanish Flu.

    jamied 1st May 2012
  • Much of this footage also features in clip 1856.06. That clip dates the film as being from 1916, rather than 1917. Information in that clip lists the location as being Romford, Essex.

    jamied 13th May 2012
  • Interesting. Does anyone know for sure when and where these two clips are from?

    British Pathé 22nd May 2012

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