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  • Description

    Full title reads: "St. Nazaire".

    St. Nazaire, France.

    Heroes of the blockship raid of 1942 are honoured as monument to the fallen is unveiled.

    MS Paul Ramadier, Premier of France, shaking hands with British heroes. MS Paul Ramadier decorating VC's Ryder, Lieutenant Colonel Newman and Beattie, with the Croix de Guerre. Alfred Duff Cooper presents medals to Frenchmen on behalf of Britain.

    CU the Victoria Cross and the Croix de Guerre hanging from the chest of Col. Newman, panning to his face. CU the VC and the Croix de Guerre hanging from the chest of Ryder, panning to his face.

    MS of Commandos, who took part in the raid, wearing civilian clothes. LS the Commandos marching through the crowded street of St Nazaire. The three leaders carry laurel wreaths.

    MS a memorial, a needle of granite, is unveiled by Ramadier. MS Monsieur Ramadier and a French sailor laying wreaths on the memorial. CU inscription on monument.

    Cut in shots of people watching ceremony.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    41421
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1189.29
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:20:00 / 01:51:16:00
    Canister:
    47/63
    Sort Number:
    47/063
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    Categories
    Religion & Politics War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    VCGC
  • Stills

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

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