"Peace Hath Her Heroes No Less Renowned… 1931

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    Full title reads: "London. 'Peace hath her Heroes no less renowned than War. Lifeboatmen from Selsey, Hartlepool, Cromer, Thurso and St. Andrews, receive RNLI's bronze medal, their 'VC' for bravest deeds of the year."


    Shots of men who have won awards for bravery in their work for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The voiceover describes their rescue work. CU of Coxon Robert Hood of Hartlepool, Durham. CU of Coxon Frederick Barnes of Selsey, Sussex. CU of Mr J Davis Bowman of Cromer, Norfolk. CU Mrs Polly Donkin of Collercoats (73 years old) awarded Gold Brooch for fund raising. CU Coxon D Fenton of St Andrew's, Scotland. CU Coxon Angus MacFeil of Thurso, Scotland. CU Mr John Kyle of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland.

    CU of Mrs Donkin. She is described as being a fish wife. She is asked about how she feels meeting the Prince of Wales, she replies - 'He's a nice canny lad and I've no need to be frightened of him."

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    01:14:55:00 / 01:17:24:00
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