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    MR. MITJA RIBICIC. THE YUGOSLAV PRIME MINISTER, HAS PRESENTED DECORATIONS TO BRITISH WAR VETERANS DURING?

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    MR. MITJA RIBICIC. THE YUGOSLAV PRIME MINISTER, HAS PRESENTED DECORATIONS TO BRITISH WAR VETERANS DURING HIS VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. HIS GOVERNMENT HAS MADE THE AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING MERIT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN YUGOSLAVIA.

    FAMOUS BRITISH WAR HEROES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR RECEIVED YUGOSLAV DECORATIONS TODAY (TUESDAY), MORE THAN 25 YEARS AFTER THEIR COMBAT EXPLOITS. FIGHTING WITH TITO, THEY FORCED THE GERMANS OUT OF YUGOSLAVIA. MANY OF THEIR DEEDS ARE OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE AND HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED IN NUMEROUS BOOKS AND ILLUSTRATED IN FILMS. MOST OF THE ACTION WAS IN THE "BALKANS" CAMPAIGN.

    EIGHTEEN VETERANS RECEIVED AWARDS TODAY (TUESDAY). ALL RECEIVED AN APOLOGY FOR THE LONG DELAY IN THE PRESENTATION OF THE AWARDS AND WERE INVITED TO SPEND A WEEK'S HOLIDAY IN YUGOSLAVIA TO MAKE UP FOR IT.

    ONE OF THE RECIPIENTS ... BRIGADIER SIR FITZROY MCLEAN ... WAS COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH MILITARY MISSION TO THE YUGOSLAV PARTISANS.

    THE AWARDS INCLUDED THE "ORDER OF THE PARTISAN STAR WITH GOLDEN WREATH". THE "ORDER OF SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE WITH GOLDEN STAR". THE "ORDER OF THE PARTISAN STAR WITH SILVER WREATH", AND THE "ORDER OF SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE WITH SILVER RAYS".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5BY1DZRW8NP4HJ7WG4J3YQT28
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BY1DZRW8NP4HJ7WG4J3YQT28
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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