• Short Summary

    The part played by British people who helped to bring relief to the Yugoslav town of Skopje after the earthquake disaster of 1963 was recognised at a ceremony in London, yesterday (Monday).

  • Description

    The part played by British people who helped to bring relief to the Yugoslav town of Skopje after the earthquake disaster of 1963 was recognised at a ceremony in London, yesterday (Monday).

    The ceremony took the form of a presentation of plaques by the Yugoslav Ambassador in London, Mr. Savajcic to Britons who played a leading part in the Skopje relief operations.

    They included the Countess of Limerick, of the British Red Cross Society Mr. Peter Beggin, a British Broadcasting Corporation newsreel cameramen; and Captain Charles Bodley, of the British Army's Royal Engineers - now serving on detachment to the Malaysian armed forces. British soldiers went to Skopje to erect temporary houses for the stricken and Capt. Bodley was in charge of the operation.

    A plaque was also presented to the wife of the late Mr. Richard Dimbleby, who was accompanied by her son David. Mr. Dimbleby, who died at the end of last year, was one of Britain's leading broadcasters.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SFNLHHQ5H4OYH5BC6YO8980G
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SFNLHHQ5H4OYH5BC6YO8980G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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