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  • Description

    Titles read: "ST NAZAIRE VC".

    London.

    After an Investiture at Buckingham Palace, we see various shots of honoured men and their relatives on the Palace forecourt. Two officers share a light for their cigarettes. An army officer looks at his medal.

    Nice shot of Major Roger Courtney MC with the dog he takes on his commando raids. M/S of Lieutenant Ernest Gidden, the first man to win both the George Cross and the George Medal. M/S of Commander Robert Ryder, who won the VC (Victoria Cross) at St Nazaire, with his wife and mother (?). Small crowd of people gawk as they walk by.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1942
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    43987
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1332.15
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:35:00 / 01:27:10:00
    Canister:
    42/58
    Sort Number:
    42/058
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Major Courtney" is Major Roger Courtney, known as "Jumbo". Details of his award-winners actions are here...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roge
    r_Courtney

    The surname of "Giddon" is incorrect. The man in question is Lieutenant Ernest Gidden, known as
    Mick Gidden. Details of his medal-winning heroics are here....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mi
    ck_Gidden

    "Commander Ryder" is Commander Robert Ryder. His details here....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rober
    t_Edward_Dudley_Ryder

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks very much.

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